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  • GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

    GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Doctors examine the x-ray of a patient under the bright light of the Operating Theatre at Guy's Hospital, whilst a third doctor operates on the patient.

  • FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

    FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

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

    A view of the buffet counter at an aircraft factory, somewhere in Britain. Women work behind the counter to prepare snacks and sandwiches for the workers, who can be seen drinking a quick cup of tea during a break in their work.

  • COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Two members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force stop a Royal Air Force corporal from starting early on the food which has been prepared for a midnight cabaret, being put on by WAAFs of the catering section at the RAF depot, Uxbridge. Plates of buns...

  • THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Hilda Mackenzie works as a ball warper at a cotton mill, somewhere in Lancashire. Her job is to wind the fine threads on to a circular wooden beam. Here, she is mending broken threads, which are located by the flashing red lights on the bobbin frame (...

  • 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

    Boys, including a Boy Scout, enjoy a game of football in the sunshine in Hyde Park. A naval cadet and several other children can be seen in the background, watching from a distance.

  • THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Two pupils at the National Training College of Domestic Science make rissoles in one of the large kitchens at the college. According to the original caption "they have added dehydrated cabbage, potato and carrot to the mixture. This school...

  • REHABILITATION OF BRITISH SOLDIERS FROM NORMANDY: THE WORK OF THE ROBERT JONES AND DAME AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    REHABILITATION OF BRITISH SOLDIERS FROM NORMANDY: THE WORK OF THE ROBERT JONES AND DAME AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A nurse assists Private Thomas Spencer to make children's toys (in this case a small horse) from scraps of felt and leather, as he sits in his hospital bed at the Robert Jones and Dame Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. Private Spencer is...

  • SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

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

    Women of Hovingham stick labels on jars of jam at the village jam centre. All the jam is made from surplus fruit which has been grown locally. Left to right, the women are: Miss Emily Sawdon, Mrs Johnson (wife of gardener Herbert Johnson), Mrs Hackett...

  • GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A GERMAN POW CAMP, UK, 1945

    GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A GERMAN POW CAMP, UK, 1945

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

    German Prisoners of War listen to a concert given by some of their fellow PoWs, on the stage of the recreation hut at a PoW camp, somewhere in Britain. A Proscenium arch has been added to the stage, and the musicians are flanked by banners with the...

  • CONTINGENT ARRIVES IN ENGLAND FOR VICTORY PARADE, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    CONTINGENT ARRIVES IN ENGLAND FOR VICTORY PARADE, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    Men on board the ORBITA as it arrives at Prince's Landing Stage, Liverpool. They have travelled to Britain to take part in the Victory Parade in London in June.

  • PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

    PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    One of the most important by-products of the sugar production process is beet pulp. Here factory workers load the now-dried pulp into sacks. This pulp will be returned to local farmers who can use it as cattle feed.

  • CO-OPERATIVE YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOLS: EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, CRAIG SCHOOL, WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    CO-OPERATIVE YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOLS: EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, CRAIG SCHOOL, WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    A group of young people attending the Co-Operative Union Summer School at Craig School, Lake Windermere, practice first aid during a walk on the fells. A girl sits on the grass as two boys bandage her legs together, one being used as a splint for the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1942-07-18

    Pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF lined up after being decorated by Dr Edvard Benesš, the Czech President in exile, at Exeter on the occasion of the second anniversary of the unit's commencement of operations in the United Kingdom....

  • COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    Miss A Caulker from Mambo Shengea, Sierra Leone, reads a Government White Paper in the common room at the London School of Economics (LSE). According to the original caption, Miss Caulker was headmistress of a girls' school, specialising in welfare...

  • HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    This photograph shows a model wearing an outfit which illustrates the way in which old clothes can be re-worked and worn as new. The model, seen here leaning on an ornate plinth, wears a black chiffon blouse made from an old dinner dress, a long black...

  • THE WOMEN BEHIND THE WOMEN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A NORTHERN HOME, ENGLAND, c 1942

    THE WOMEN BEHIND THE WOMEN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A NORTHERN HOME, ENGLAND, c 1942

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

    The four Wilkinson children and five-year-old Billy Fairless (at the rear with his mother Mrs Annie Fairless) set off for school, from their home on Glebe Farm, Front Street in Trimdon Village, County Durham. Left to right, the Wilkinson children are:...

  • CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

    CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A striking portrait of a female member of the Fire Guard using a stirrup pump. She is clearly on a roof (perhaps of Senate House in London, the Ministry of Information headquarters) and the skyline of the city can just be seen in the background. She is...

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

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

    Off Duty: Scene on the doorstep as the billeting officer Police Constable Trevitt introduces Sergeant Robert Ceci from New Jersey to locals Mr and Mrs Cookson at Burton Bradstock in Dorset.

  • 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 view of the canal lock system in the Snow Hill area of Birmingham. The original caption describes how Birmingham is at the heart of the canal network, with links to other cities in all directions and states that "over 4,000,000 tons a year in...

  • SCHOOL FOR EVACUEES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT MARCHANT'S HILL CAMP SCHOOL, HINDHEAD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    SCHOOL FOR EVACUEES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT MARCHANT'S HILL CAMP SCHOOL, HINDHEAD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    June Beale pours tea for her friends in the dining hall at Marchant's Hill school, Hindhead. June is the table monitor of the group. According to the original caption, her father is a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy. The children are about...

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