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  • WEST INDIAN VOLUNTEERS JOIN RAF IN BRITAIN: TRAINING AND INSPECTION, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1944

    WEST INDIAN VOLUNTEERS JOIN RAF IN BRITAIN: TRAINING AND INSPECTION, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1944

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

    Air Marshal Sir Arthur Barratt chats to the new West Indian recruits he is inspecting at a former holiday camp somewhere in the north of England. The original caption states that he is keenly interested in the welfare of the men and is asking them how...

  • GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Sparks fly as men weld the bottom of a ship in a Clydeside shipyard. The men are balanced on planks of wood, with one of them balancing on a box on top of the plank. Chalk marks scribbled on the side of the ship indicate where the welding should go.

  • LONDON IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF WAR: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LONDON IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF WAR: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A busy scene in London's Leicester Square. An American soldier escorts two women past men resting on benches and a group of people chatting in the centre of the Square. The trio are heading towards the Odeon Cinema, which is currently showing...

  • FLYING BOMB: V1 BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    FLYING BOMB: V1 BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A cloud of smoke rises in the distance after a V1 attack in the Norwood area of London. Life appear to be continuing as normal, however, as this busy high street scene illustrates. At the far end of the street (possibly Norwood High Street or Lower...

  • 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

    Babies sit in prams to enjoy the sunshine outside the Pennsylvania Wartime Nursery, Reading. A nurse can be seen, tending to one of the children. This nursery is funded by donations from Reading's sister town in the United States.

  • POTTERY IN THE MAKING: THE WORK OF J & G MEAKIN POTTERY, HANLEY, STOKE-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

    POTTERY IN THE MAKING: THE WORK OF J & G MEAKIN POTTERY, HANLEY, STOKE-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    This photograph shows a selection of moulds from which several cup handles can be produced simultaneously. Once inlaid in the mould, the clay forms an attractive snowflake pattern.

  • FACTORY CLINIC: HEALTH AND WELFARE FACILITIES AT A BRITISH FACTORY, 1943

    FACTORY CLINIC: HEALTH AND WELFARE FACILITIES AT A BRITISH FACTORY, 1943

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

    A nurse bandages the injured wrist of a factory worker in the well-equipped factory clinic. The original caption states that "immediate first-aid can often save weeks of trouble and illness".

  • CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN: NATIONAL REGISTRATION IDENTITY CARD

    CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN: NATIONAL REGISTRATION IDENTITY CARD

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

    A view of the outside of a National Registration Identity Card.

  • SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brandt, Bill

    West End Shop Basement Shelter: Shelterers, lying on makeshift beds and deck-chairs, occupy their time by knitting or reading.

  • ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THE WORK OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THE WORK OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Miss Winifred Small (left) is a BBC soloist and professor at the Royal Academy of Music. Here she can be seen giving a violin lesson to a female first year student at the Academy. A piano is just visible on the right of the photograph.

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