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  • LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

    LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Mrs J London collects a letter from the front door mat of her home in Dugdale Street, Camberwell, London, in February or March 1942.

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    A boatman's wife steers the 'butty', the second in the pair of canal boats operated by he husband, probably along the Grand Union Canal, her baby seated beside her. Canal boats are mostly operated in pairs, the leader being run by an...

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A three-quarter-length portrait of Mr L Allen, Town Crier of Wotton-under-Edge, as he stands in his uniform beside the Town Hall with his bell and mace. Mr Allen is a chimneysweep by profession, and was in the Royal Marines. The original caption states...

  • GENERAL SIR WILLIAM SLIM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, JUNE 1945

    GENERAL SIR WILLIAM SLIM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, JUNE 1945

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

    A portrait of General Sir William Slim, standing on the Embankment in London. Behind him can be seen Waterloo Bridge, and in the background, the dome of St Paul's Cathedral is also visible.

  • COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENT AT GUY'S MEDICAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENT AT GUY'S MEDICAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    Mr Abdool Raman examines the stomach of a frog under a microscope at Guy's Medical School. On a shelf above him can be seen the skeleton of a hare.

  • WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer 1941

    West Indian Labour Force in Britain: Alvin Christie (aged 30) from Jamaica at work in the machine shop of a tank factory in the North of England, 1941.

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, C 1944

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, C 1944

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

    A girl enjoys playing on the swings in the park in the village of Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire, c 1944.

  • PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

    PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    Dr Wilson Baker hard at work in the Dyson-Perrins' laboratory, Oxford. Dr Baker has been working with Professor Sir Robert Robinson and others to try to create synthetic penicillin. He has just succeeded in breaking down penicillin into its separate...

  • TRAFFIC CONTROL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND, 1943

    TRAFFIC CONTROL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    A traffic policeman sits in his 'booth' in Durham's Market Square. The place names above his head were painted over as an anti-invasion precaution, but the paint is now wearing off in parts.

  • PART-TIME WOMEN WAR WORKERS: WOMEN AT WORK IN WARTIME BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    PART-TIME WOMEN WAR WORKERS: WOMEN AT WORK IN WARTIME BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Mrs A B Skinner of Totterdown, Bristol, works part-time as a milk roundswoman. Here she can be seen leaving two pints of milk on a doorstep. According to the original caption, she has done this job for two years.

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