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  • INVASION VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN ORFORD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, 1941

    INVASION VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN ORFORD, SUFFOLK, 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 villager Mrs Redmond, now a widow, who wears the medals that her late husband won during his service with the navy during the First World War. Four of her sons are serving in the navy, whilst a fifth is in the army. She '...

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Henning of the Civilian Technical Corps, originally from Champaign, Illinois, smiles as he looks out of the window of his billet, probably at Annerley Court Hotel, in Bournemouth.

  • 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:...

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM, SCOTLAND, 1943

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

    A Wren Visual Signaller uses a flash lamp to receive and send messages to ships at this Fleet Air Arm station, somewhere in Scotland. According to the original caption, after training Wren Visual Signallers are on duty in ports and their category badge...

  • 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...

  • WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Mrs E Brumpton is a mother of three from 24 Hartleybrook Avenue in Sheffield. In this shell factory she 'does plugging and chasing adaptors for shells'. This photograph was taken in a factory somewhere in Yorkshire.

  • THE YUGOSLAV GOVERNMENT IN EXILE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE YUGOSLAV GOVERNMENT IN EXILE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    An official reception hosted by the Yugoslav Government in Exile in London. Seated around a table are the Yugoslav Vice Premier Krnjevic, Mr Ferguson of Reuters, Dr M Krek, Yugoslav Vice Premier Dr M Nintic, Yugoslav Foreign Minister, P L Graves of The...

  • EVACUEES IN DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    EVACUEES IN DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    A lovely portrait of a young girl lying amongst a patch of crocus in a sunny field to admire the flowers, Totnes, Devon.

  • WOMEN CARPENTERS THEN AND NOW: WOMEN AT WORK IN ENGLAND, 1941

    WOMEN CARPENTERS THEN AND NOW: WOMEN AT WORK IN ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A group of female carpenters and their male supervisors pose for the camera outside their workshop, somewhere in England.

  • 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 two civilian firefighters, one male, one female. Both are wearing their Fire Guard armbands, long overcoats and steel helmets. The straps of their gas mask cases can also just be seen. This photograph was probably taken in October...

  • WARTIME IN THE SCILLIES: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE SCILLY ISLES, 1941

    WARTIME IN THE SCILLIES: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE SCILLY ISLES, 1941

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

    A half-length portrait of an Air Raid Precautions messenger boy, probably on St Mary's in the Scilly Isles. He is wearing a steel helmet with the letter 'M' stuck on it. His 'ARP' badge is clearly visible on his lapel.

  • BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A group of eight young Belgian refugees smile for the camera at their billet, somewhere in London.

  • PAUNTLEY COURT: SCHOOL AND HOME FOR FRENCH AND BELGIAN REFUGEES, PAUNTLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, C 1943

    PAUNTLEY COURT: SCHOOL AND HOME FOR FRENCH AND BELGIAN REFUGEES, PAUNTLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, C 1943

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

    9 year old Lilianne, originally from Brussels in Belgium, works hard at a mathematical problem in the schoolroom at Pauntley Court in Gloucestershire.

  • FIGHTER SEACRAFT: MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    FIGHTER SEACRAFT: MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    A portrait of MTB 32, as she crashes through the waves of the English Channel. Clearly visible on the bridge is Lieutenant Peter Dickens, Commanding Officer of 21st MTB Flotilla. MTB 32 was a 4th Flotilla vessel and was probably operating in the Channel...

  • FROM THE CHILDREN OF AMERICA TO THE CHILDREN OF BRITAIN: THE WORK OF KILRONAN NURSERY, WOKING, SURREY, ENGLAND, 1941

    FROM THE CHILDREN OF AMERICA TO THE CHILDREN OF BRITAIN: THE WORK OF KILRONAN NURSERY, WOKING, SURREY, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    4-and-a-half-year-old Maureen Hamilton, a bandage around her head, sits up in her cot, to read and play with a toy in the sick room of Kilronan Nursery in Woking, Surrey.

  • WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Mrs C Gunnee of 3 Victoria Terrace, Broomhill, Sheffield drives a Douglas forklift truck at a shell factory somewhere in Yorkshire. She has two children and her husband is also a munitions worker.

  • WOMEN WAR WORKERS ON THE HOME FRONT

    WOMEN WAR WORKERS ON THE HOME FRONT

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

    A crowd of female war workers arrive at a munitions factory somewhere in Britain, to begin work on the production of guns for the war effort.

  • WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Mrs R Atkin of 17 Underwood Road, Sheffield at work on a threadmilling machine at a shell factory, somewhere in Yorkshire.

  • A VISIT TO AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SHIP, ENGLAND, 1940

    A VISIT TO AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SHIP, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A striking portrait of the profile of an Anti-Aircraft Control Spotter looking through binoculars from the deck of this anti-aircraft ship, somewhere in England, 1940.

  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    A general view of a Paris street, showing two cars which have been converted to run on fuel other than petrol. The vehicle nearest the camera has a large cylindrical tank built into the rear of the car. In the background, the second car has a large...

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