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  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, UK, 1942

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, UK, 1942

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

    A car travels past a row of Ministry of Information posters, somewhere in Britain. Left to right, the posters are: "Use Shanks's Pony, walk when you can", "Dig For Victory", "Marshall's Table Foods help nourish the...

  • BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, JANUARY 1942

    BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, JANUARY 1942

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

    The destruction around St Paul's Cathedral caused by an air raid on London is softened by a heavy dusting of snow. A mobile crane and truck can be seen at work to clear up some of the debris.

  • DUTCH CHILDREN AT WARMSWORTH CAMP, NEAR DONCASTER, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    DUTCH CHILDREN AT WARMSWORTH CAMP, NEAR DONCASTER, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Young Dutch boys at play in their dormitory just before bed time at Warmsworth Camp, near Doncaster, Yorkshire. Some of the boys have shinned up the central poles of the Nissen hut in which they are staying.

  • BRITISH BOY: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR GEORGE METCALFE IN UPPER NORWOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BRITISH BOY: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR GEORGE METCALFE IN UPPER NORWOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A large crowd of people queue for tickets to see The Sadler's Wells Ballet Company at the New Theatre in London's West End. George Metcalfe and his girlfriend Mabel Warren can be seen to the left of the photograph. They had booked tickets in...

  • CHANNEL INCIDENT: THE PRODUCTION OF A MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM, UK, SEPTEMBER 1940

    CHANNEL INCIDENT: THE PRODUCTION OF A MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM, UK, SEPTEMBER 1940

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

    Anthony Asquith (centre) directs Peggy Ashcroft and Gordon Harker (left) in 'Channel Incident', a film about the evacuation of Dunkirk made by Denham and Pinewood Studios for the Ministry of Information in 1940. The stars are standing on board...

  • RABBIT GOES TO YOUR HEAD: HAT MANUFACTURE IN BRITAIN, 1940

    RABBIT GOES TO YOUR HEAD: HAT MANUFACTURE IN BRITAIN, 1940

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

    A man holds a shotgun and two dead rabbits. Rabbit fur is the chief raw material of felt. This photograph shows the viewer the start of the process of hat manufacture: catching and the killing the rabbit for its skin which will be processed into the felt...

  • 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

    Following a final briefing, men of No. 35 Squadron RAF check their kit and equipment, prior to setting off on a sortie, Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire.

  • WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

    WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

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

    The YMCA Club leader leads a sing-song in the lounge of the war workers hostel at ROF Bridgend. The war workers and their Royal Air Force guest have gathered around the piano to join in the singing.

  • COLONIAL REST HOME: EMPIRE ACCOMMODATION AT COLONIAL HOUSE, NORTH SHIELDS, COUNTY DURHAM, 1942

    COLONIAL REST HOME: EMPIRE ACCOMMODATION AT COLONIAL HOUSE, NORTH SHIELDS, COUNTY DURHAM, 1942

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

    A band plays at Colonial House, North Shields. Nearest the camera is Arthur White playing the trumpet, and Colin Stevens (centre) plays the trombone. Just visible on the left of the photograph is the saxophone player.

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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

    The Second World War: Anti-gas ointment No 2. For use with mustard gas burns.

  • FACTORY BALLET: WARTIME FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT, 1942

    FACTORY BALLET: WARTIME FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT, 1942

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

    Female factory workers, including Florence Simpson, Winifred Bennett and her sister Dolly, practice some ballet moves at the end of their shift in the canteen of the aircraft factory in which they work, somewhere in Britain. They are using the bars which...

  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, LONDON, UK, 1941

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, LONDON, UK, 1941

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

    A view of a poster site in London, showing two long posters. The first, on the left of the photograph, shows a sailor, soldier and airman each giving the thumbs up sign with the caption "come on - help build us planes, guns and ships - mobilise for...

  • ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

    ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

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

    Two Dutch sailors and a Dutch soldier descend the steps into a London Underground 'Tube' station on an evening out, somewhere in London.

  • 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 1939

    Munitions production: Torpedoes being assembled from completed parts in a factory, 1939.

  • EVACUEES FROM BRISTOL TO KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, 1940

    EVACUEES FROM BRISTOL TO KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, 1940

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

    A group of young female evacuees carry their suitcases and gas masks as they are led along the platform upon arrival at Brent Station. The train on which they have just travelled is visible behind them. About 175 children were evacuated at this time from...

  • 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.

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