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  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

    Women in the Voluntary Services: A WVS Clothing Centre crowded with people who lost all their possessions during the previous night’s bombing.

  • LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, C 1940

    LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, C 1940

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

    Auxiliary Firemen Richard Southern (left) and R H Betts work together to fight a fire somewhere in London, c 1940.

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    The view from the road which stretches from the village of Strete down to Slapton Sands (part of Start Bay) and Slapton Ley, Devon, showing the damage to the wall which occurred during training exercises carried out in preparation for the D-Day Landings...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    Thomas Brash and Mrs Gladys Mitchell, telephone engineers of the General Post Office, arrive in their small van to reconnect the badly damaged Church House Inn in Stokenham to the telephone network. They are removing cables and equipment from their...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    The Women's Institute in the village of Strete, Devon, was burned down during training exercises carried out in preparation for the D-Day Landings. The chimneys and part of the walls are still standing, although the roof is badly damaged and weeds...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    The Torcross Hotel at Torcross on Slapton Sands in Devon stands empty and windowless, its facade pockmarked by naval shelling, following training exercises carried out in the area in preparation for the D-Day Landings. The original caption states that...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    A view of the badly-damaged Church House Inn in Stokenham, Devon, which, although three-quarters of a mile inland, received a direct hit from naval shelling carried out during training exercises in preparation for the D-Day Landings. Dominating the...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    Damage to the interior of Slapton Church in Devon, caused by naval shelling which occurred during training exercises carried out in preparation for the D-Day Landings. The aisle is lined with rubble and the pews are badly damaged. According to the...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    A view of the badly-damaged Church House Inn in the village of Stokenham, looking through the gate of the unscathed St Michael and All Angels Church. The original caption states that although the pub was three-quarters of a mile inland, it received a...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    Civil Defence Leader Harry Court cuts glass in Torcross Post Office, Torcross, on Slapton Sands in Devon. Harry comes from Sidmouth in Devon and is a carpenter and joiner in peacetime. The glass is for new windows which are to replace those damaged by...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    US Army camp beds are stacked in piles in the yard of a hotel, probably The Torcross Hotel at Torcross on Slapton Sands, whilst members of the Civil Defence Mobile Reserve arrive in their van to assess the damage to houses in the background. The area...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    Churches and monuments were marked 'Out of Bounds' by the Range Commandant when the American army took over the area for training exercises prior to D-Day. This church, probably at Stokenham, has its gates padlocked, and barbed wire placed...

  • REOPENING OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON, AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1946

    REOPENING OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON, AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1946

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

    A display at the newly-reopened Imperial War Museum relating to specialised armoured equipment used during the Second World War. Panels include information on the problems and obstacles faced by armoured vehicles on the Normandy beaches during the D Day...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    A view of Slapton Church in Devon, looking through the gate, past a sign which reads "Out of Bounds By Order Range Commandant". All churches and historic monuments in the area were padlocked, covered in barbed wire and designated as out of...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    Damaged trees line the road overlooking Start Bay in Devon, looking south west towards Start Point in the distance. Slapton Ley is separated from the sea by the beach road.

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    A quiet street in the village of Slapton in Devon. Piled outside many of the doors are US Army camp beds awaiting collection. These beds were used by GIs when they stayed in the area to take part in training carried out in preparation for the D-Day...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    A road in the village of Strete, Devon, showing the damage caused during training exercises in preparation for the D-Day Landings. The windows of the house on the left have no glass, and the buildings on the right, including the old Women's...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    Collapsed slate walls and badly damaged trees line the sunny coast road which runs alongside Slapton Sands, part of Start Bay, in Devon. This damage was caused during training exercises in preparation for the D-Day Landings.

  • REPATRIATION OF POLISH SERVICEMEN FROM BRITAIN TO POLAND, 1945-1948

    REPATRIATION OF POLISH SERVICEMEN FROM BRITAIN TO POLAND, 1945-1948

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1945-12-31

    A scene at Tilbury docks: on the dockside, the Guards band entertains thousands of Polish troops on board SS BANFORA, moored alongside, as they wait to depart from Britain, 31 December 1945. Many of them would face prosecution at the hands of communist...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    A pile of petrol cans and barbed wire litters the beach, probably at Slapton Sands (part of Start Bay) in Devon, following training exercises carried out in preparation for the D-Day Landings. It is described in the original caption as "invasion...

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