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  • WORK AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE SHELL FILLING FACTORY, JANUARY 1942

    WORK AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE SHELL FILLING FACTORY, JANUARY 1942

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

    Women war workers weigh sticks of cordite for cartridges in the Cordite Section of this factory, possibly ROF Bridgend.

  • WEST INDIAN VOLUNTEERS JOIN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, C 1944

    WEST INDIAN VOLUNTEERS JOIN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, C 1944

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

    The Right Honourable Colonel Oliver Stanley MC, MP (Secretary of State for the Colonies) and Air Marshal Sir Arthur Barratt, KCB, (Air Officer Commanding in Chief Technical Training Command) inspect new West Indian recruits to the RAF.

  • WARTIME PUB: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE WYNNSTAY ARMS, RUABON, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES, UK, 1944

    WARTIME PUB: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE WYNNSTAY ARMS, RUABON, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES, UK, 1944

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

    Three men discuss various local issues over a pint of beer and a cigarette at the Wynnstay Arms in Ruabon.

  • LIFE AT THE QUERNS NURSERY (THE ARTHUR JAMES BALFOUR HOME), GLOUCESTERSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    LIFE AT THE QUERNS NURSERY (THE ARTHUR JAMES BALFOUR HOME), GLOUCESTERSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

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

    A group of young children listen intently as a nurse reads to them from a book of animal antics in the grounds of the Querns Nursery.

  • FARMER'S SON: LIFE ON MOUNT BARTON FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

    FARMER'S SON: LIFE ON MOUNT BARTON FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Colin Hoare starts up the tractor on his father's farm, although he is not allowed to drive it on the roads.

  • LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

    LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

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

    George Lappin (on the right) and a fellow Merchant Seaman write letters in the peace and quiet of the Library at the Merchant Seamen's Home and Red Ensign Club.

  • NIGHT SCHOOL GIRL: EVENING CLASSES IN WARTIME LONDON, C 1940

    NIGHT SCHOOL GIRL: EVENING CLASSES IN WARTIME LONDON, C 1940

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

    Mrs Ridley studies a book in the library at the City Literary Institute, London. Mrs Ridley took evening classes in singing and drama.

  • BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

    BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

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

    A first week Land Army student operates the milk cooler and separator as part of her training at the Northampton Institute of Agriculture. She is pouring a bucket full of milk through the cooler and the milk can be seen trickling down the corrugated...

  • 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

    Leaders of the various services arrive and report to the incident officer. On the left can be seen the ARP Warden who originally reported the incident. The incident officer wears a blue helmet, has a blue lamp and a blue flag, to himself and the...

  • HARVESTING AT MOUNT BARTON, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

    HARVESTING AT MOUNT BARTON, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Men at work during harvest time at Mount Barton farm. This "International" Harvester delivers corn to the attendant trailer. The threshed corn accumulates in a bin in the harvester and then runs out through a chute into the sacks being held...

  • 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 Velo taxi at work in Paris. According to the original caption, this is a home-made bicycle taxi, "with its cellophane windscreen, makeshift hood, two old bicycle wheels and wooden box body", although there are also many factory-made versions...

  • A MODERN VILLAGE SCHOOL: EDUCATION IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A MODERN VILLAGE SCHOOL: EDUCATION IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Children at the Junior School at Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, design and make Christmas decorations.

  • 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

    The solution of sugar and molasses which has been created at the factory from sugar beet passes through five evaporators. The solution is boiled, first under pressure and then below atmospheric pressure. This process thickens the solution and eventually...

  • 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 policeman helps a young boy and girl to cross the road, somewhere in Britain, 1942.

  • AID FROM AMERICA: LEND-LEASE FOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    AID FROM AMERICA: LEND-LEASE FOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Two groups of smiling children sit at tables and eat cheese, imported from America as part of the Lend-Lease scheme, in the playground of a severely bomb-damaged school in London, now being used as a feeding centre. Piles of salvaged wood, including...

  • WELWYN GARDEN CITY: THE MODEL NEW TOWN

    WELWYN GARDEN CITY: THE MODEL NEW TOWN

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

    Broadwater Road in the industrial zone of Welwyn Garden City, showing how the idea of landscaping an area to create a pleasant environment was viewed as not just important for residential areas.

  • YWCA WAR WORKERS' CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    YWCA WAR WORKERS' CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Two female war workers enjoy a game of table tennis at the YWCA war workers' club in Yeovil, whilst several male members of the club watch them as they play.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A view of the surface shelters in Trafalgar Square, London.

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Workmen carry out repairs on a road in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. They are resurfacing and patching the road in the sunshine. The original caption states that Gloucestershire County Council is responsible for all repairs and maintenance to...

  • EVACUEES TO A COMMUNAL HOSTEL IN THURLESTONE, SOUTH DEVON, ENGLAND, 1941

    EVACUEES TO A COMMUNAL HOSTEL IN THURLESTONE, SOUTH DEVON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Miss Gabb leads girls of Southville Senior Girls School, Bristol, in a gymnastics exercise at the Swallows Communal Hostel at Thurlestone, Devon. Miss Gabb has been evacuated to Devon with 24 schoolchildren and some of their younger brothers and sisters.

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