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  • BOMBS HIT LONDON STORES: AIR RAID DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    BOMBS HIT LONDON STORES: AIR RAID DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1940-09

    A wide view of the bomb-damaged shell of the John Lewis department store on London's Oxford Street, following an air raid in September 1940.

  • 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 1940

    Homeless and/or orphaned children settle down to sleep on camp beds in the air raid shelter at John Keble Church, 1940. A basket in the centre of the photograph probably contains a small baby, also made homeless by the Blitz.

  • THE BLITZ, 1940-1941

    THE BLITZ, 1940-1941

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

    A woman pours a cup of beer for her husband in a narrow air raid shelter in North London, 1940.

  • GIRL GUNNERS: THE WORK OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE AT AN EXPERIMENTAL STATION, SHOEBURYNESS, ESSEX, ENGLAND, 1943

    GIRL GUNNERS: THE WORK OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE AT AN EXPERIMENTAL STATION, SHOEBURYNESS, ESSEX, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    17 year old Private Edith Jackson, ATS, loads a 25 pounder shell into a field gun at the Royal Artillery experimental station at Shoeburyness, Essex, 1943. The shells were fired into the sea at high tide.

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

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

    Flight Lieutenant Zbigniew Duńczewski and Flying Officer Zdzisław Hirsz of No. 304 Polish Bomber Squadron enjoying a stroll around Piccadilly Circus while on leave, 1942. Behind them, illuminated advertisements advertise Bovril and Schweppes tonic water...

  • 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

    Polish airmen line up with their luggage and rifles as they wait to board the SS Banfora at Tilbury, 31 December 1945.

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    THE POLISH ARMY IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1940

    A group of Polish soldiers enjoying a cup of coffee at a milk bar somewhere in London, 1940.

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    The Clerk-to-Officer-in-Charge of the Control Centre places tabs from the Control Panel onto the Incident Panel. These tabs represent services either at, or on their way to, the incident.

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    A view of the Control Panel. The various tabs represent the various services, such as Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Services and utilities, so that, at a glance, any head of these services can see the distribution and location of their services at any...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    'Out Telephonists' in the Message Room of the Control Room are given instructions by a Civil Defence worker to send the services to the incident. These women will telephone each of the services, such as the Ambulance Service, Police, and Fire...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    An Air Raid Precautions Warden arrives at his post with a report of the incident which has occurred in the local area.

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    An Air Raid Warden gives his report of the local incident to a colleague at the ARP post, which is then telephoned through to the Control Centre. Behind them, a blackboard lists the names and addresses of the various services to contact, including the...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    A female Civil Defence worker receives the ARP Warden's report via telephone in the Message Room of the Control Centre. She wears a headset and speaker tube as she takes down the message.

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    A busy scene in the incident Control Room. In the background a young woman is plotting the incident on a map, whilst the Clerk-to-Officer-in-Charge is removing tabs from the Control Panel and placing them on the Incident Panel. In the foreground,...

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS IN WARTIME - BRIDGE OF GOODBYES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT EUSTON STATION, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS IN WARTIME - BRIDGE OF GOODBYES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT EUSTON STATION, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    On a busy platform at London's Euston station, women and children wave goodbye to their loved ones. In the foreground, a group of two women and two children can be seen waving to someone at the window of the carriage,and further down the platform,...

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

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

    German PoWs with kitbags are marched through a London station (possibly Euston) under escort by British Military Police as they are transferred from one camp to another.

  • SAFETY FIRST: ROAD SAFETY FOR CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1942

    SAFETY FIRST: ROAD SAFETY FOR CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    A mother helps her daughter cross the road, by explaining that the safest way to cross is via the pedestrian crossing. They are obviously on their way back from shopping, as the mother is carrying a shopping basket full of goods and the child is...

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

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

    German PoWs are escorted from their train carriage and along the platform at a London station (possibly Euston) by British Military Police. These prisoners are U-boat crew and are being transferred from one camp to another.

  • SAFETY FIRST: ROAD SAFETY FOR CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1942

    SAFETY FIRST: ROAD SAFETY FOR CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    A young boy and girl look both ways before crossing the road.

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - HELLO AND GOODBYE: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - HELLO AND GOODBYE: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

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

    A member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) sits on her suitcase beside the luggage trolley as she waits for her train. She is accompanied by a dog, identified in the original caption as the unit mascot.

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