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  • THE MINISTER OF HEALTH

    THE MINISTER OF HEALTH

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division photographers

    49-year-old Mr. Henry Urmston Willink M.P., National Conservative member for Croydon, was appointed Minister of Health in November 1943. After serving in the Royal Field Artillery throughout the last war (during the course of which he received the...

  • ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

    ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

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

    As part of a programme entitled 'Meet John Londoner', here we see correspondent Wynford Vaughan Thomas asking Mrs Galraith, a member of the public, a question. They are surrounded by a crowd of passers-by, including Leslie Hancock, a soldier...

  • THE UNKNOWN GIRL BEHIND THE SEA BATTLE: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE, 1942

    THE UNKNOWN GIRL BEHIND THE SEA BATTLE: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE, 1942

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

    Wren Unknown collects towels, shoes, shoe brushes and a tie from the Supply Ship at HMS EAGLET. The Supply Assistant checks her 'purchases'. Another Supply Assistant can be seen making notes whilst naval ratings queue up to wait their turn.

  • YOUTH LEADERS AT IMPINGTON COLLEGE: EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, APRIL 1944

    YOUTH LEADERS AT IMPINGTON COLLEGE: EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, APRIL 1944

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

    Enjoying a walk in the Spring sunshine during a break from the week-long course for members of the Youth Service they are attending at Impington Village College are: Mrs Charles, County Organiser of Music and Drama for Huntingdon (left), and Miss J...

  • TECHNICAL SCHOOL: TRAINING AT TOTTENHAM POLYTECHNIC, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    TECHNICAL SCHOOL: TRAINING AT TOTTENHAM POLYTECHNIC, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Boys learn bricklaying in the sunshine at Tottenham Polytechnic.

  • 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 Treatment Room of the First Aid Post, set up in a room in a school, probably Mary Boon School, on the corner of Earsby Street and Bishop King's Road, near Avonmore Road. In the right foreground, a nurse applies a facial dressing...

  • THEY LEARN TO BE LUMBERJILLS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY FORESTRY TRAINING, CULFORD, SUFFOLK, 1943

    THEY LEARN TO BE LUMBERJILLS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY FORESTRY TRAINING, CULFORD, SUFFOLK, 1943

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

    A member of the Women's Land Army Timber Corps strikes a tree with an axe during training at the WLA training camp at Culford.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT: MOTHER AND BABY IN GAS MASKS, C 1941

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT: MOTHER AND BABY IN GAS MASKS, C 1941

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

    A mother cradles her newborn baby in bed, shortly after giving birth. The mother is wearing her civilian respirator, whilst the baby is encased in a baby gas helmet, which buckles up around the baby's bottom. The mother is demonstrating how the...

  • GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Riggers hard at work moving a rudder 'stalk' to a newly-built oil tanker at a Clydeside shipyard, Glasgow. The men are dwarfed by the huge timber scaffolding and very long ladders which surround them.

  • AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE VEHICLE MAINTENANCE TRAINING, 1942

    AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE VEHICLE MAINTENANCE TRAINING, 1942

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

    A member of the ATS, pliers in hand, lies on the ground next to the wheel of a lorry or truck, as she prepares to change the wheel as part of her training. It is possible that this photograph was taken at the training centre at Camberley, Surrey.

  • HOPSCOTCH INN: THE WORK OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    HOPSCOTCH INN: THE WORK OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Children enjoy themselves at the Hopscotch Inn, a club run by Save the Children on Eversholt Street, London. At the table Peggy Barker, Jean McGann, Dolly Phillips and Bobby Love draw, whilst another child stokes the stove behind them. The club...

  • THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

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

    A striking general view of the erection shop of a locomotive works, somewhere in Britain. Several men can be seen at work on a locomotive in the foreground, and many wheel and axles can be seen beside it. In the background, shafts of sunlight filter...

  • MINISTRY OF FOOD MOBILE CANTEEN FROM MONTSERRAT, BRITAIN, 1941

    MINISTRY OF FOOD MOBILE CANTEEN FROM MONTSERRAT, BRITAIN, 1941

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

    Women of the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS) stand alongside the mobile canteen donated to Britain by the people of Montserrat. The WVS are running the canteen on behalf of the Ministry of Food.

  • 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

    Mrs March drives the 'HEATHER BELL' under the bridge, having gone through one set of lock gates. Miss March can be seen in silhouette under the bridge at the front of the boat, directing her mother through the tunnel. The handle of the lock...

  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION EXHIBITIONS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION EXHIBITIONS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Two women hold their children in their arms as they listen to women war workers explaining about munitions at a war industry exhibition in Leicester. A display of various shells and other munitions can be seen. A notice reads: "You, too, can help...

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 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 game of bowls underway in the sunshine at Palmer Park, Reading.

  • ALLIED SERVICE AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL, 1941

    ALLIED SERVICE AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL, 1941

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

    At the conclusion of a special week of prayer for France, a High Mass was celebrated at Westminster Cathedral, for France and the occupied countries. The service was led by Cardinal Hinsley.

  • PIG FOOD: PIG CLUBS IN WARTIME LONDON, 1943

    PIG FOOD: PIG CLUBS IN WARTIME LONDON, 1943

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

    Policemen who have formed a Pig Club clear out one of their pig sties, somewhere in London.

  • WEST INDIAN WAR WORKERS' HOSTEL, ENGLAND, 1941

    WEST INDIAN WAR WORKERS' HOSTEL, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    West Indian war workers at work on the engine of the car they are building in a factory, somewhere in England. Note that they are smoking cigarettes as they work!

  • OLD RAGS INTO NEW CLOTH: SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, APRIL 1942

    OLD RAGS INTO NEW CLOTH: SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, APRIL 1942

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

    Men at work at the washing and dyeing vats where carbonised rags are neutralised by being washed in alkaline water and are dyed if necessary. The carbonising process destroys any non-wool fibres in shredded salvaged material, so that the rags can become...

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