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  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION EXHIBITIONS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION EXHIBITIONS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    A large poster dominates a building on the corner of Regent's Street in London. The poster advertises an exhibition celebrating '25 years of the USSR and the Red Army'. The exhibition is being held between 23 February and 21 March and is...

  • CHILDREN AT PLAY IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1944

    CHILDREN AT PLAY IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1944

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

    Two young children play in a layer of sand on top of their brick-built surface air raid shelter. According to the original caption, they are "attacking the German held French beaches. The boy sails his battleship across the 'channel' to...

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN CENTRAL LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN CENTRAL LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    A view of the King Charles I statue in Whitehall, showing the precautions taken to protect it from damage by air raids. The statue itself has been covered in a timber frame, sandbagged and then covered in corrugated iron. Clearly visible is a sign which...

  • BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

    BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Eleven year old Jimmy West (right) and a friend are examining bean seeds, specially sent from America, to be planted on the allotments they are creating on bombed sites in London. According to the original caption, Jimmy had been evacuated to Ware in...

  • UTILITY UNDERWEAR: CLOTHING RESTRICTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

    UTILITY UNDERWEAR: CLOTHING RESTRICTIONS 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 12 year old boy models Utility underwear. His wool and cotton vest costs 5/ 8d and 2 coupons, and his wool and cotton trunks cost 4/ 10d and 5 coupons.

  • FOSTER PARENTS PLAN LONDON NURSERY: CARING FOR DISPLACED CHILDREN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    FOSTER PARENTS PLAN LONDON NURSERY: CARING FOR DISPLACED CHILDREN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A selection of boxes containing children's gas masks hang in the entrance to the basement air raid shelter of the 'Foster Parents Plan for War Children' nursery, in Hampstead.

  • THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1943

    THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1943

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

    A photograph of a box containing the presentation print of the film 'Desert Victory', which was to be sent by the Prime Minister to General Montgomery in Tripoli. The box is covered in stickers marked 'urgent'.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    Mining: Coal miners at the end of their shift. Strikes were prevalent in the mining industry during the Second World War. This situation was partly due to the legacy of the bitter strike of 1926 and also due to very low wages.

  • LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    Home Front: A family relaxes at home on a Sunday afternoon in Taunton, Somerset, 1942. A man and two women occupy themselves with typical wartime leisure pursuits - reading, knitting and listening to the radio. A pet dog and cat sit by the fire.

  • LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    Home Front: A group of women carpenters use saws and other implements as musical instruments during an impromptu lunchtime concert in their workshop.

  • 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 VILLAGE SAVES: NATIONAL SAVINGS IN LEWKNOR, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1941

    A VILLAGE SAVES: NATIONAL SAVINGS IN LEWKNOR, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    In their classroom at the village school, children crowd around the desk of their teacher Mrs Scott, as they give her their weekly savings, as part of the wider National Savings scheme. Mrs Scott's desk is decorated with several vases of flowers....

  • LONDON SCHOOLS IN WARTIME: SCHOOL LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    LONDON SCHOOLS IN WARTIME: SCHOOL LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    School children line up in the playground during a gas mask drill at Old Woolwich Road School, Greenwich. The teacher is adjusting the strap on one of the children's masks.

  • NEW HEROES COME TO THE FAROE ISLANDS: BRITISH FORCES IN THE FAROES, 1940

    NEW HEROES COME TO THE FAROE ISLANDS: BRITISH FORCES IN THE FAROES, 1940

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

    Two Faroese children stand with a British sentry outside the Quartermaster's stores at Thorshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands.

  • THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, UK, 1942

    THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, UK, 1942

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

    A view of a 'topical screen', featuring ten war photographs taken by official photographers and displayed by the Ministry of Information. This photograph was taken at MoI headquarters at Senate House, London.

  • WOMEN'S LAND ARMY TRAINING AT CANNINGTON FARM, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, c 1940

    WOMEN'S LAND ARMY TRAINING AT CANNINGTON FARM, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, c 1940

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

    A group of Land Girls pick Brussels sprouts as part of their training at Cannington Farm, Somerset.

  • SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

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

    Liverpool Street Underground Station Shelter: Close-up of sleeping people, their heads resting against the arched walls of the underground tunnel.

  • SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brandt, Bill

    West End Book Business Basement Shelter, Bloomsbury: Londoners sleep in the spaces between the shelving.

  • LIFE IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER, NORTH LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    LIFE IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER, NORTH LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A young woman places the gramophone needle on a record to bring some light relief to an air raid shelter, somewhere in north London. The rest of the shelterers appear to be enjoying her choice of music. In the background, one woman can be seen knitting,...

  • LIFE AT A BOMBER STATION: LINTON-ON-OUSE, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1941

    LIFE AT A BOMBER STATION: LINTON-ON-OUSE, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1941

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

    Men of No. 35 Squadron RAF board their Handley Page Halifax at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire. The letters 'TI' can be seen on the side of the aircraft.

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