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  • SAUCEPANS INTO SPITFIRES: ALUMINIUM SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, 1940 SAUCEPANS INTO SPITFIRES: ALUMINIUM SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, 1940

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

    A selection of aluminium pots and kettles are put into the smelter at a workshop somewhere in Britain. A large pile of similar items can be seen in the foreground, waiting to be melted down.

  • AGRICULTURE AND THE MILITARY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, BRITAIN, C 1941 AGRICULTURE AND THE MILITARY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, BRITAIN, C 1941

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

    British troops help with the harvest, somewhere in England. Men can be seen standing on top of a hay cart, loading straw into a machine which sorts the harvest into sacks. The machine is being driven by the steam engine which can be seen on the right...

  • AN AMERICAN NURSE IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF SISTER TROTTER AT PARK PREWETT HOSPITAL, BASINGSTOKE, ENGLAND, 1941 AN AMERICAN NURSE IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF SISTER TROTTER AT PARK PREWETT HOSPITAL, BASINGSTOKE, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Sister Trotter and Sister Gee check the paperwork in the office of the American section of Park Prewett Hospital in Basingstoke. Sister Alma Gee was born in Banff, Alberta, Canada, but became a US citizen and had previously trained and worked at...

  • THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    Interior view of a grocer's shop with goods piled high on and behind the counter. The grocer offers a product to a woman customer. Egg substitutes and mixtures requiring no eggs are much in evidence.

  • FROM HAIRDRESSER TO WAAF: TRAINING FOR LIFE IN THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AIR FORCE, UK, 1942 FROM HAIRDRESSER TO WAAF: TRAINING FOR LIFE IN THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AIR FORCE, UK, 1942

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

    A group of WAAFs enjoy a meal at a Royal Air Force base, somewhere in Britain, possibly RAF Bridgnorth. The mugs and water jug are all marked 'RAF'.

  • 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 tests the air pressure of the tyre of a large lorry as part of her driver training. The original caption states that ATS drivers are taught to maintain the vehicles they drive and to undertake simple repairs. It is possible that...

  • US RANGER GOES TO BRITISH BATTLE SCHOOL: AMERICANS TRAIN FOR BATTLE IN THE UK, 1943 US RANGER GOES TO BRITISH BATTLE SCHOOL: AMERICANS TRAIN FOR BATTLE IN THE UK, 1943

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

    Corporal Harold Clausen (third from right) and colleagues (both American and British) listen to a talk by the camouflage officer at this battle school, somewhere in Britain. The camouflage officer explains something to the class by pointing to a...

  • TURKEY IN LONDON: LIFE AT THE ISTANBUL RESTAURANT, FRITH STREET, LONDON, 1943 TURKEY IN LONDON: LIFE AT THE ISTANBUL RESTAURANT, FRITH STREET, LONDON, 1943

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

    Customers enjoy a meal in the very busy Istanbul restaurant at number 12 Frith Street, Soho.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

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

    A portrait of the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of their No. 149 Squadron Wellington bomber, probably at RAF Mildenhall in 1941. The pilot is David Donaldson, who was promoted to Wing Commander in 1943 at the age of 28.

  • LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

    Four young ladies enjoy a stroll in the Spring sunshine along a shopping street in the West End of London. Two are wearing fancy hats, proving that wartime clothing doesn't have to be drab! Cars and other pedestrians go about their daily business...

  • EVERYDAY LIFE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY SHELL FILLING FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941 EVERYDAY LIFE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY SHELL FILLING FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    A new recruit to this filling factory enjoys lunch in the factory canteen. There were canteens on both the 'dirty' (outside world) and 'clean' (factory) sides of the factory, as workers on the 'clean' side had to stay 'clean' until the end of their...

  • WOMEN IN INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WOMEN IN INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    Women welders making stirrup pump handles during the Second World War.

  • COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944 COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Girls at Baldock County Council School enjoy a drink of milk during a break in the school day. According to the original caption, every child receives either a third of a pint or two-thirds of a pint of milk a day, and "free milk is given to evacuees...

  • WAR BRIDE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, MARCH 1943 WAR BRIDE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, MARCH 1943

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

    Newly-engaged Marcelle Lestrange looks at her permit for Utility furniture which she has just received from Chelsea Borough Council.

  • REST-BREAK HOUSE FOR WOMEN'S LAND ARMY: REST AND RELAXATION IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944 REST-BREAK HOUSE FOR WOMEN'S LAND ARMY: REST AND RELAXATION IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Barbara Smaile, one of the kitchen staff at the WLA rest break house at Torquay, smiles for the camera in the morning sunshine as she brings in the bread. She is balancing eight large loaves in her arms.

  • INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942 INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Flying Officer P C Ramachandran, wearing a flying helmet, smiles from the cockpit of his aircraft, prior to a test flight, somewhere in Britain.

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF NO 121 (EAGLE) SQUADRON RAF, ROCHFORD, ESSEX, AUGUST 1942 AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF NO 121 (EAGLE) SQUADRON RAF, ROCHFORD, ESSEX, AUGUST 1942

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

    In the Pilots' Dispersal Hut at Rochford airfield, personnel of No 121 (Eagle) Squadron play Poker as they await the order to 'scramble'. Left to right they are: Pilot Officer Beatie (standing, from Georgia), Pilot Officer Heppel (New Jersey), Pilot...

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF NO 121 (EAGLE) SQUADRON RAF, ROCHFORD, ESSEX, AUGUST 1942 AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF NO 121 (EAGLE) SQUADRON RAF, ROCHFORD, ESSEX, AUGUST 1942

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

    Personnel of No 121 (Eagle) Squadron look on as three Spitfire Vbs come in to land after a fighter sweep over northern France. Some of the accommodation used by the Squadron is visible in the background, as are several civilian houses. Also visible are...

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF NO 121 (EAGLE) SQUADRON RAF, ROCHFORD, ESSEX, AUGUST 1942 AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF NO 121 (EAGLE) SQUADRON RAF, ROCHFORD, ESSEX, AUGUST 1942

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

    Flight Sergeant Bill Kelly (left) and Flying Officer Osbourne sleep between 'sweeps' in the Dispersal Hut at Rochford airfield. Underneath the bed on which they sleep is the station mascot, a dog called Roger. The original caption states that "Like so...

  • THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944 THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A pupil at the National Training College of Domestic Science pours a tomato sauce mixture from a large mixing bowl into a large cooking pot in one of the kitchens at the college.

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