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  • BELGIAN CLUBS AND CAFES IN LONDON: REST, RELAXATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BELGIAN CLUBS AND CAFES IN LONDON: REST, RELAXATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Belgian pilots enjoy a beer, a cigarette and a chat as they relax at "Aux Neufs Provinces", a club attached to the restaurant "Chez Gaston", near Victoria Station. The wall behind them is lined with portrait photographs of airmen.

  • US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

    US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

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

    Courses at the British Army School of Hygiene are a mixture of lectures and practical work. Here Sergeant Thomas Feeley (of 7901, 4th Avenue, New York City, USA) and Trooper H Pussey (of Highbridge, Somerset, England) work together to put up a mosquito...

  • NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

    NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

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

    5 year old John Sutton proudly wears his father's old cap as he says goodbye to his mother at the entrance to Flint Green Road nursery. A nurse prepares to guide John inside when his mother, Mrs Florence Sutton, leaves for her job in a factory...

  • WRNS BOARDING OFFICERS WITH THE NAVAL CONTROL SERVICE: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE, UK, 1944

    WRNS BOARDING OFFICERS WITH THE NAVAL CONTROL SERVICE: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE, UK, 1944

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

    A Wren Signal Distribution Office messenger chalks information about the ships expected in the next convoy onto a blackboard in the SDO of the Naval Control Service. Ships listed include: EMPIRE BEE, MERIDIAN and FONTANELLE.

  • MIDDLE EAST MAIL: THE POST OFFICE IN WARTIME, 1940

    MIDDLE EAST MAIL: THE POST OFFICE IN WARTIME, 1940

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

    Large sacks of letters and parcels await dispatch, probably at the King Edward Building, King Edward Street, London, EC1A in 1940. They are all stamped to say that they contain letter mail for the British Fleet.

  • INTERNATIONAL PICCADILLY: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN LONDON, 1942

    INTERNATIONAL PICCADILLY: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN LONDON, 1942

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

    A wide aerial view of Piccadilly Circus, showing Eros boarded up and covered in war savings posters. A London double-decker bus can be seen in the bottom right hand corner, travelling just in front of a group of overseas service personnel. More troops...

  • SANCTUARY: AIR RAID SHELTER IN JOHN KEBLE CHURCH, MILL HILL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    SANCTUARY: AIR RAID SHELTER IN JOHN KEBLE CHURCH, MILL HILL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A female member of the shelter team attends to a sleeping shelterer in the nave of John Keble Church. The nurse sits at a nearby desk and amends the sick bay records for the shelter. The shelter mainly cares for homeless women and children and...

  • UNDER FIRE - AS A REWARD: MORTAR BOMB PRODUCTION AND TESTING AT J & F POOL'S NO 1 WORKS, HAYLE, CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1943

    UNDER FIRE - AS A REWARD: MORTAR BOMB PRODUCTION AND TESTING AT J & F POOL'S NO 1 WORKS, HAYLE, CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    Workers at the small factory of J & F Pool Ltd operate lathes to bore and face the nose ends of mortar bombs. This is the first operation carried out after delivery of rough castings from the foundry. A pile of rough castings can be seen in the...

  • BELGIAN SAILORS AT A SKEGNESS TRAINING CAMP: BELGIAN NAVAL TRAINING AT BUTLIN'S, SKEGNESS, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BELGIAN SAILORS AT A SKEGNESS TRAINING CAMP: BELGIAN NAVAL TRAINING AT BUTLIN'S, SKEGNESS, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Three Belgian trainee sailors relax on their bunks in their room at HMS ROYAL ARTHUR. One enjoys a cigarette, one reads a letter and the third reads the newspaper. Before the war, this training camp was a Butlin's holiday camp, and the sailors are...

  • BOOTS, BOOTS, TO GO UP AND DOWN IN AFRICA: THE SALVAGE AND REPAIR OF ARMY BOOTS, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, 1943

    BOOTS, BOOTS, TO GO UP AND DOWN IN AFRICA: THE SALVAGE AND REPAIR OF ARMY BOOTS, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    A worker in this large warehouse of a shoe factory somewhere in Somerset, stands on a huge pile of worn army boots. This mountain of footwear is sorted and selected for re-building. About 24% are unsuitable for army re-use and will be repaired and...

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