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  • LIFE AT THE TAPLEY PARK CHILDREN'S HOME (THE CHAIM WEIZMANN HOME), INSTOW, DEVON, OCTOBER 1942

    LIFE AT THE TAPLEY PARK CHILDREN'S HOME (THE CHAIM WEIZMANN HOME), INSTOW, DEVON, OCTOBER 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Five children and their nurse pause in the sunshine on the garden steps whilst on a walk around the grounds of the Chaim Weizmann Home at Tapley Park, Instow, Devon, to examine some of the plants and flowers that grow in this lush garden.

  • LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Tea and buns are supplied by local Air Raid Precautions (ARP) workers to fellow ARP workers and civilians in this basement shelter in South East London. The boy with the tray of mugs wears a steel helmet with the letter 'SP' indicating that he...

  • MERCHANT NAVY HOTEL: NAVAL ACCOMMODATION IN BEDFORD SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    MERCHANT NAVY HOTEL: NAVAL ACCOMMODATION IN BEDFORD SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Guests at the Merchant Navy Hotel on Bedford Square, London, relax in armchairs in the wood-panelled hotel lounge. Several men read, write, smoke or chat, but one man is asleep in an armchair, his legs outstretched, his feet balancing on a coffee table.

  • D C BAILEY: DESIGNER OF THE BAILEY BRIDGE, UK, 1944

    D C BAILEY: DESIGNER OF THE BAILEY BRIDGE, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    In a workshop of a Ministry of Supply Experimental Establishment, D C Bailey (second from left, smoking a pipe) demonstrates an addition to outboard motors to Major H T Jarrett-Kerr (left) and Major H W Kenyon. The addition helps outboard motors to...

  • WASTE LAND RECLAIMED: AGRICULTURE IN HUNTINGDONSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

    WASTE LAND RECLAIMED: AGRICULTURE IN HUNTINGDONSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A new ditch is being made by a drag excavator, on previously derelict farmland in Huntingdonshire, in order to improve drainage and return this land to cultivation. The excavator can be seen in the back left hand corner.

  • LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

    LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A Canadian soldier looks on as a woman and her children feed the pigeons in Trafalgar Square.

  • MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

    MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A two storey house is brought down with high explosives to reproduce the collapse of a house brought on by heavy bombs falling close by during a test in 1941. The indoor 'table-type', or Morrison, shelter was placed in a ground floor room...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Two members of a heavy rescue party help a casualty pick his way over rubble out of a bomb-damaged building, with a third member holding a rope as a handrail. More rescuers guide a stretchered casualty down a ladder from a second storey window, as part...

  • BELGIAN COMMANDOS IN TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1945

    BELGIAN COMMANDOS IN TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Under cover of smoke, a group of Belgian Commandos storm a building as part of a training exercise, somewhere in Britain.

  • WOMEN'S STREET CLEANING BRIGADE: FEMALE DUSTMEN AT WORK, LONDON, 1942

    WOMEN'S STREET CLEANING BRIGADE: FEMALE DUSTMEN AT WORK, LONDON, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A member of the St Pancras Women's Street Cleaning Brigade empties a pig bin into the salvage section of her dust barrow. This photograph clearly shows the division between the two sections of the dust cart: one for general rubbish and one for...

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