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  • 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.

  • 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

    The supply of refreshments at this North London air raid shelter is the responsibility of one of the shelterers, who volunteered to sell tea, fruit, sandwiches, buns and cakes to fellow shelterers at cost price. This shelter is in the basement of a...

  • WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943 WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    An elderly man sits on a stool outside the New Theatre on St Martin's Lane, London. The original caption explains that stools can be hired for 6d and used to keep a place in the queue for tickets to performances until about 30 minutes before the show...

  • 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...

  • 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. The...

  • LONDON SHOWS THE FLAG: LIFE GOES ON IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940 LONDON SHOWS THE FLAG: LIFE GOES ON IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    Mrs Cross, a sailor's wife, waves goodbye to her neighbours as she drives away from her bombed-out home in the back of a removal truck. Her friend, also sitting in the truck, holds aloft a Union flag.

  • 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

    This hat factory worker, surrounded by piles of hats, is forming the shape of the brim of the hats. This is known as flanging.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS AT KINGSTON HOUSE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940 AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS AT KINGSTON HOUSE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    A group of nurses reads magazines as they relax at the ARP centre at Kingston House, Knightsbridge.

  • 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

    This craftsman is 'pounding' the hat (which now looks more like a hat than a cone of felt) to remove the rough nap from the fabric. This gives it a nice soft feel and sheen. Before this stage of the process however, the felt hood is weighed and then...

  • 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.

  • THE WORK OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE AT A MIXED ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942 THE WORK OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE AT A MIXED ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Women of the ATS run to their posts in the sunshine at an anti-aircraft site, somewhere in Britain.

  • LONDON SHOWS THE FLAG: LIFE GOES ON IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940 LONDON SHOWS THE FLAG: LIFE GOES ON IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A Coronation Plaque, last displayed in 1937, is hung up by salvage workers on a pile of rubble where a house once stood, as a reminder to passers-by that 'London can take it'.

  • LONDON AT WAR, 1942 LONDON AT WAR, 1942

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

    Crowds of men and women, including servicemen, queue for buses in the Strand. Two buses, the number 13 to Golders Green and number 15 to Ladbroke Grove can be seen in the foreground as passengers jump on and off. Just visible in the background are the...

  • 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 display of a selection of some of the hats made at this hatworks. Included are Bowler hats, a top hat, and a pith helmet. This is a good indication of the skill needed to transform rabbit fur into such a variety of different syles of hat.

  • LONDON IS STILL LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1941 LONDON IS STILL LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1941

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

    A sailor and his girlfriend are amongst the crowds listening to a speech by a member of the Socialist Party at Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park.

  • 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

    With the next hat to be worked on waiting on his head, this hat maker is rounding, or cutting, the rim of this hat to size. A pile of hats also awaiting attention can be seen just behind him.

  • MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943 MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

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

    An audience of war workers at an aircraft factory, somewhere in Britain, listens to the Hirsch String Quartet (not pictured) as they play a quartet in E Flat by Dittersdorf during a lunch-time concert in their canteen.

  • MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943 MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    A view of the audience, with many people dozing, as they listen to a lunch hour concert at the National Gallery, London. They are listening to the Blech string quartet, with Watson Forbes on viola (musicians not pictured) playing Mozart's quintet for...

  • WARTIME ENTERTAINMENT, UK, 1942 WARTIME ENTERTAINMENT, UK, 1942

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

    Three children sit transfixed as they watch a production of 'Aladdin and his Magic Lamp' being performed by WAAFs at a Royal Air Force base, somewhere in Britain, possibly RAF Bridgnorth. The photograph only shows the audience: none of the performers...

  • AIR RAID SHELTER UNDER THE RAILWAY ARCHES, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940 AIR RAID SHELTER UNDER THE RAILWAY ARCHES, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A large group of shelterers drink cups of tea and read the newspaper under the railway arches, somewhere in South East London, probably in November 1940. Items of clothing and handbags can be seen hanging on nails on the walls.

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