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  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

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

    A Royal Marine stretches across from his landing craft to collect a sack of letters from a Wren of the Fleet Mail. The Wren is standing on the Mail Boat, which has come alongside the landing craft.

  • BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    A general view of a busy shopping street, showing men, women and children queuing for fish, somewhere in London, probably around Kentish Town. They are queuing past a large pub building owned by Charrington's Ales: a wine and spirit merchant...

  • US RANGER GOES TO BRITISH BATTLE SCHOOL: AMERICANS TRAIN FOR BATTLE IN THE UK, 1943

    US RANGER GOES TO BRITISH BATTLE SCHOOL: AMERICANS TRAIN FOR BATTLE IN THE UK, 1943

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

    Corporal Harold Clausen of the United States Army and his colleagues negotiate a railway line as part of their training at this battle school, somewhere in Britain. Smoke is used to provide cover as they cross the tracks.

  • MODERN FARMING: AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    MODERN FARMING: AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    Agricultural workers operate a tractor-drawn 'Cutlift' machine in a clover field in Hampshire. This machine can be used to cut any green crop. Once cut, the crop passes up the conveyor and is dropped into the trailer. It can then be taken to...

  • CARDIFF'S MERCHANT NAVY CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN CARDIFF, GLAMORGANSHIRE, WALES, UK, c MAY 1944

    CARDIFF'S MERCHANT NAVY CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN CARDIFF, GLAMORGANSHIRE, WALES, UK, c MAY 1944

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

    In the lounge bar of the Merchant Navy club in Cardiff, officers and men chat over a pint or two of beer.

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    A general view of mail sorting in progress at Reading GPO (General Post Office). According to the original caption "654,000 letters and 18,000 parcels are posted per week, 700,000 letters and 20,000 parcels delivered per week; 1,313,000 letters and...

  • EVACUEES TO A COMMUNAL HOSTEL IN THURLESTONE, SOUTH DEVON, ENGLAND, 1941

    EVACUEES TO A COMMUNAL HOSTEL IN THURLESTONE, SOUTH DEVON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A group of women and children evacuated from their homes in Bristol pose for a photo with Matron outside the Swallows Communal Billet in Thurlestone, South Devon. Mrs Winter (wearing white overalls in the centre of the photograph) is originally from...

  • NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE ON WAR PRODUCTION: WAR WORK IN A FIRE STATION, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE ON WAR PRODUCTION: WAR WORK IN A FIRE STATION, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    Firemen of the NFS produce control units for night fighter radios at a fire station, somewhere in East London. Their work is inspected by Miss Milner (not pictured) from the factory in the mornings, whilst they are on station duties, and she supervises...

  • 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 young boy, son of a canal boatman, turns the handle of a lock, probably somewhere along Regent's Canal. He is winding up the paddles to let the water from the top level fill the lock and raise the boats.

  • BRITISH EQUIPMENT AT AN AMERICAN AIRFIELD: ANGLO-AMERICAN CO-OPERATION IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

    BRITISH EQUIPMENT AT AN AMERICAN AIRFIELD: ANGLO-AMERICAN CO-OPERATION IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

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

    Private Earle C Kyle (left) from Merlin, Baltimore, and Sergeant H Napier from Hoquiam, Washington, man the fire hoses of their British-made crash tender during a drill at an American airfield, somewhere in Britain. The crash tenders are posted along...

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