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  • COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Boys at Baldock County Council School smile for the camera as they pose in the sunshine with their javelins during a sports lesson on the school playing field.

  • WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

    WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

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

    After lunch, Mrs and Miss March relax in the doorway of their barge before beginning to unload their cargo of flour.

  • PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWTH AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET IN BRITAIN, 1943

    PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWTH AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    A worker operates a small crane, its bucket full of sugar beet, as another load is added to the already large pile of beet. These vegetables are soon to be processed and their sugar extracted.

  • INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

    INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Flying Officer P C Ramachandran, wearing a flying helmet, smiles from the cockpit of his aircraft, prior to a test flight, somewhere in Britain.

  • COUNTRY CLUB FOR US AIRMEN: REST AND RECUPERATION IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE, STANBRIDGE EARLS, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, 1943

    COUNTRY CLUB FOR US AIRMEN: REST AND RECUPERATION IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE, STANBRIDGE EARLS, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, 1943

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

    "Doc" Kennedy plays the piano before changing for dinner in comfortable surroundings of the piano room at Stanbridge Earls. Listening to him play are Lieutenant Michael Zincowich (looking through the window), a Fortress Bombardier from New...

  • WOMEN'S LAND ARMY TRAINING, CANNINGTON, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, C 1940

    WOMEN'S LAND ARMY TRAINING, CANNINGTON, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    Land Girls cleaning mangelwurzels for cattle fodder.

  • INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

    INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    A three-quarter length portrait of Flying Officer P C Ramachandran dressed in his flying kit. He is smiling for the camera, a cigarette in his hand, as he stands in the doorway of a hangar upon completion of a test flight.

  • LONDON AIR RAID SHELTERS, 1940

    LONDON AIR RAID SHELTERS, 1940

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

    Men use sacks as blankets as they take refuge under a railway arch which now serves as an air raid shelter for dispossessed people in west London, 1940.

  • TRAINING FOR WAR WORK: CHISWICK POLYTECHNIC, TURNHAM GREEN, 1941

    TRAINING FOR WAR WORK: CHISWICK POLYTECHNIC, TURNHAM GREEN, 1941

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

    Peggy Stevenson (aged 21) is inspecting gauges at Chiswick Polytechnic. Peggy is from Bansham and, in her spare time, likes walking, dancing and drawing.

  • MILK PRODUCTION: DAIRY FARMING IN WARTIME, NORFOLK, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    MILK PRODUCTION: DAIRY FARMING IN WARTIME, NORFOLK, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Milk churns are sterilised by steam at a dairy farm, somewhere in Norfolk. The original caption states that "unless this precaution is taken milk may be contaminated by placing it in unsterile churns, thus nullifying the good effects of careful and...

  • A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME DURHAM, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME DURHAM, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    A busy scene showing shoppers going about their daily business on Silver Street in Durham. On the left, the clothing store 'Burton' can be seen. In the background, at the end of the street is the Castle Hotel and a shop named 'W Duncan...

  • WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    West Indian Labour Force in Britain: In the sleeping quarters of a war workers' hostel, a group of Jamaican technicians relax by reading newspapers and letters from home.

  • COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Miners at a colliery somewhere in the Midlands receive sun ray treatment. The original caption states that "'As good as a week at Blackpool!' is the general opinion".

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Mrs Day separates cardboard and tin from her household rubbish, ready for salvage, outside the basement of her home in South Kensington, London.

  • THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: WAR INDUSTRY IN AN OLD COUNTRY HOUSE, 1942

    THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: WAR INDUSTRY IN AN OLD COUNTRY HOUSE, 1942

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

    Men at work in the garage attached to Mr and Mrs Clark's country house, now used as a small factory producing communications equipment. A car can be seen in the background.

  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: LIFE AT PAUNTLEY COURT, A SCHOOL AND HOME FOR FRENCH AND BELGIAN REFUGEES, PAUNTLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, 1943

    INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: LIFE AT PAUNTLEY COURT, A SCHOOL AND HOME FOR FRENCH AND BELGIAN REFUGEES, PAUNTLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, 1943

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

    Madame Pollet, schoolmistress at the French-speaking school held in an old mill near Pauntley Court, helps her 7 year old daughter Anne Marie with her work in the schoolroom. The Pollets are originally from Tournai in Belgium.

  • BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941

    BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Two factory workers work inside a Crusader tank at a factory somewhere in England, 1941. The photograph is taken looking into the tank through the turret opening, and shows just how cramped these armoured fighting vehicles were.

  • STUDENT NURSE: LIFE AT ST HELIER HOSPITAL, CARSHALTON, SURREY, 1943

    STUDENT NURSE: LIFE AT ST HELIER HOSPITAL, CARSHALTON, SURREY, 1943

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

    Using the model of a head Sister-Tutor Mackenzie demonstrates how to put on a scalp bandage to a group of student nurses at St Helier Hospital. According to the original caption, this hospital is famous around the world and students come here from many...

  • GEORGE FORMBY - FARMER: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE FARM WITH GEORGE FORMBY, THE PENNINES, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    GEORGE FORMBY - FARMER: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE FARM WITH GEORGE FORMBY, THE PENNINES, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    George Formby trims cuttings from a hedge on his farm in the Pennines, to re-use them as pea sticks in the kitchen garden. The original caption states that Formbys have a "very big kitchen garden to look after".

  • STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    Mrs Lushby (left) and colleagues at work in a small 'factory' producing breech blocks from steel bars. This 'factory', previously used as a hen house, was owned by Mr C W (Charles) Packard, an engineer and former haulage contractor,...

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