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  • BEVIN BOYS: COAL MINING TRAINING AT OLLERTON, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1945

    BEVIN BOYS: COAL MINING TRAINING AT OLLERTON, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1945

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

    A group of coal miners and 'Bevin Boys' talk to a Safety Officer outside the colliery at Ollerton, Nottinghamshire in February 1945.

  • AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN: LIFE ON GEORGE CASELY'S FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

    AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN: LIFE ON GEORGE CASELY'S FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    George Casely raise his pitchfork in salute in this three-quarter length portrait. He appears to be singing or speaking.

  • 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 official photographer

    Production Drives and Posters: A poster on display during the Second World War: 'Opportunities now in local factory for married women to volunteer to fill millions of shells needed to win the war. Full details at Employment Exchange'.

  • 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 official photographer

    A recruit fastening chains around tree trunks on a wagon at the Women's Land Army Training Camp at Culford in Suffolk, England.

  • POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY HOUSING

    POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY HOUSING

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

    Workmen laying the drains of a Uniseco emergency house.

  • 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

    A rivetter at work.

  • FOOTSTEPS IN THE NIGHT: THE PRODUCTION OF A MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM AT ELSTREE STUDIOS, ELSTREE, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    FOOTSTEPS IN THE NIGHT: THE PRODUCTION OF A MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM AT ELSTREE STUDIOS, ELSTREE, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    A scene on set taken during the production of a Ministry of Information film, released as 'Night Watch', starring Anne Firth as Sally and Cyril Chamberlain as Bill. The film was directed by Donald Taylor and made by the Strand Film Company for...

  • WRENS PREPARE FOR CIVILIAN LIFE

    WRENS PREPARE FOR CIVILIAN LIFE

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

    Alongside the various educational and vocational courses on offer to service personnel, a number of classes in the arts were also available. Here an able seaman and WREN Petty Officer compose music for the show 'Sweet and Sour' at the '...

  • FILM SHOW AT HIGHEST VILLAGE IN THE HIGHLANDS: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM SCREENING, TOMINTOUL, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1943

    FILM SHOW AT HIGHEST VILLAGE IN THE HIGHLANDS: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM SCREENING, TOMINTOUL, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1943

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

    Ministry of Information Film Operator John Macdougall sets up a screen and loudspeaker in the Memorial Hall in Tomintoul in preparation for the screening of a Ministry of Information film. The loud speaker is resting on the closed lid of an upright...

  • TRAINING QUEEN'S NURSES: DISTRICT NURSE TRAINING AT THE QUEEN'S INSTITUTE OF DISTRICT NURSING, GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    TRAINING QUEEN'S NURSES: DISTRICT NURSE TRAINING AT THE QUEEN'S INSTITUTE OF DISTRICT NURSING, GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A trainee District Nurse (right) accompanies a qualified District Nurse on a home visit. They are greeted at the door by a housewife. It is probable that this is the mother of the young girl recovering from pneumonia, as seen in D 23115.

  • 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

    A female war worker cleans her teeth in the bedroom she shares with another woman in the war workers hostel at ROF Bridgend. According to the original caption, hot and cold water and central heating were laid on in all the rooms.

  • A MODERN BAKERY: THE WORK OF WONDER BAKERY, WOOD GREEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A MODERN BAKERY: THE WORK OF WONDER BAKERY, WOOD GREEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A worker at the Wonder Bakery, Wood Green, operates the automatic flour weighing machine.

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    A cargo of steel which has been transported from London is unloaded from a pair of canal boats at Tysley quay on the Grand Union Canal in Birmingham. The wife of the boatman can be seen holding her baby as she waits for the unloading to be completed....

  • MIDDLE EAST SERGEANT'S WIFE DOES SIGNALMAN'S JOB: LIFE AS A RAILWAY SIGNALWOMAN, MOLLAND, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MIDDLE EAST SERGEANT'S WIFE DOES SIGNALMAN'S JOB: LIFE AS A RAILWAY SIGNALWOMAN, MOLLAND, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    Signalwoman Daisy Cook signs on for duty at the Molland signal box as Signalman Reg Westcott signs off. The ledger they are signing is known as the 'signalman's bible' and no shift must leave until the next shift has signed on.

  • RELIGIOUS RETREAT: CANADIAN CATHOLICS AT CAMPION HOUSE, OSTERLEY, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, 1943

    RELIGIOUS RETREAT: CANADIAN CATHOLICS AT CAMPION HOUSE, OSTERLEY, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    French Canadian soldiers serve as cross-bearer and acolytes during a service in the grounds of Campion House in Osterley. Left to right, they are: Sapper A Couture from St J Berchmans, Montreal; Lieutenant J A Aubin from Notre-Dame de Lourdes, Mont-Joli...

  • 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

    Boys use test tubes and Bunsen burners to carry out experiments in the science laboratory at Baldock County Council School.

  • BIRTH OF A STAR: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR ACTRESS MURIEL PAVLOW, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BIRTH OF A STAR: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR ACTRESS MURIEL PAVLOW, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Actress Muriel Pavlow plays the card game 'Patience' as she waits for her scene to be called at Welwyn Gardens Studios, Hertfordshire. The Wardrobe Master, D A (Bill) Smith, watches her as she plays.

  • FROM MEDALS TO STEN GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION, BRITAIN, 1942

    FROM MEDALS TO STEN GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    Two smiling workers at a small factory compare a large sports trophy with a Sten gun. This factory had previously produced medals, commemorative plaques and trophies, but has been turned over to Sten production during the war.

  • LEARNING BY ACTING: EDUCATION THROUGH THEATRE FOR EVACUEES AT A 'CAMP SCHOOL', MARCHANT'S HILL, HINDHEAD, SURREY, 1943

    LEARNING BY ACTING: EDUCATION THROUGH THEATRE FOR EVACUEES AT A 'CAMP SCHOOL', MARCHANT'S HILL, HINDHEAD, SURREY, 1943

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

    Music teacher Arthur Shuttleworth (back to camera) leads the choir (right) and cast (on stage in the background) in a selection of traditional English songs, to conclude the play about Elizabethan England which they have put on in the recreation hall at...

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    A young boy and his puppy sit on a canal boat as it travels along, probably on the Grand Union Canal. This child is from a canal boat family, and the original caption states that the children "begin to be useful to [their parents] at about the age...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING TRAINING COMMAND, 1940-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING TRAINING COMMAND, 1940-1945.

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

    Belgian airmen on parade at the RAF (Belgian) Training School, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire.

  • THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: PART-TIME WAR WORK IN SURREY, ENGLAND, 1943

    THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: PART-TIME WAR WORK IN SURREY, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    Miss Mary Jane Jones (left) and Nellie Dabbs sort rivets at the home of Mrs J H Baker at Northchapel, near Guildford. Miss Jones is 88 years old and was the Baker family's Nanny. She sorts 5lbs of rivets a day. Nellie is 19 years old and is a...

  • 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 female Civil Defence worker receives the ARP Warden's report via telephone in the Message Room of the Control Centre. She wears a headset and speaker tube as she takes down the message.

  • BRITISH EQUIPMENT AT AN AMERICAN AIRFIELD: ANGLO-AMERICAN CO-OPERATION IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

    BRITISH EQUIPMENT AT AN AMERICAN AIRFIELD: ANGLO-AMERICAN CO-OPERATION IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

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

    Lieutenant Ernest W Wagner from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (left) and Sergeant C D Doughty from Nowata, Oklahoma at work in the control tower at an American airfield somewhere in Britain. Sergeant Doughty is seated at the British RT transmitting set,...

  • PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

    PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    Two Canadians who are serving in the RAF help to collect the sugar beet harvest by hand and load it into a waiting truck. According to the original caption: "They are sons of farmers away in Canada and are particularly interested in our...

  • WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

    WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

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

    Large numbers of men and women queue for tickets outside the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. The entrance visible in the centre is for the Upper Circle. A street entertainer stands in the road with his dog, trying to keep the theatre-goers amused...

  • PERSIAN AIRMEN TRAIN IN BRITAIN, 1944

    PERSIAN AIRMEN TRAIN IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    A group of Persian airmen who are training in Britain talk to officers of the Royal Air Force in the airfield mess, somewhere in the UK. Some appear to be looking at maps.

  • BLOOD DRYING UNIT: PROCESSING BLOOD IN THE LABORATORY, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    BLOOD DRYING UNIT: PROCESSING BLOOD IN THE LABORATORY, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    Workers at the blood drying unit at Cambridge University check test tubes of plasma as they are removed from the incubator. This test checks the sterility of the plasma upon arrival at the unit.

  • THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A group of volunteers in the Sewing Section sit around the table in the workroom at South Africa House, making pyjamas and dressing gowns for hospitals. The materials they are working with have been bought with donations from South Africa. The leader...

  • WASTE LAND RECLAIMED: AGRICULTURE IN HUNTINGDONSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

    WASTE LAND RECLAIMED: AGRICULTURE IN HUNTINGDONSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Three Land Girls harvest flax in a field which had been derelict the previous year. One woman drives the tractor as the two others sit at the rear on the flax-pulling 'trailer'.

  • THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

    THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

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

    Editors at work at the 'top table' in the sub-editor's room at the offices of the Daily Mail, including assistant editor S W G Horniblow, visible at the far end of the table. According to the original caption: "the sub-editors...

  • GIRL GUNNERS: THE WORK OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE AT AN EXPERIMENTAL STATION, SHOEBURYNESS, ESSEX, ENGLAND, 1943

    GIRL GUNNERS: THE WORK OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE AT AN EXPERIMENTAL STATION, SHOEBURYNESS, ESSEX, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    23 year old ATS Junior-Commander Joyce Bathurst looks through binoculars as she times anti-aircraft shells with a stop watch from the moment of firing until the burst. She shouts the results out to a colleague who records the information. She has been...

  • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    At 9:30am, lorry driver Fred Horrod (left) receives his final instructions from Mr T Wolstenholme, the manager of the Manchester depot of H & G Dutfield, before climbing into his cab for the return trip to London. Fred has had a day of rest in...

  • DUTCH CHILD REFUGEES: ARRIVAL IN BRITAIN AT TILBURY, ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    DUTCH CHILD REFUGEES: ARRIVAL IN BRITAIN AT TILBURY, ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Dutch refugee children crowd to look over the side of the ship as it berths, upon arrival in Britain, at Tilbury docks.

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    Barrels of beer which have been transported by barge along the Grand Union Canal from London are unloaded at the Camp Hill depot in Birmingham. The original caption states that there are two wharves on the Grand Union Canal in Birmingham, one here at...

  • 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

    A mill worker supervises the facing machine at this textile mill, somewhere in Britain. The facing machine brushes a light pile onto the material, which in this case, is lady's Utility checked material, which has been made from 75 year old...

  • INDIAN LECTURERS VISIT INDIAN TECHNICIANS: WAR INDUSTRY AT LETCHWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    INDIAN LECTURERS VISIT INDIAN TECHNICIANS: WAR INDUSTRY AT LETCHWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    Mr M Ghiasuddin (second from right) talks to a Sikh technician in a factory setting at the Letchworth training centre. Two other Indian technicians can be seen in the background, getting on with their work.

  • LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

    LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

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

    A female canteen worker gives a cup of tea to a Merchant Seaman as he and a colleague stand at the counter of the cafe bar in the Modern Lounge of the Merchant Seamen's Home and Red Ensign Club.

  • 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

    Changing time in the 'big babies' room' at the 'Foster Parents Plan for War Children' Nursery in Hampstead. In the background, a German refugee woman who works at the home is changing the nappy of her own baby. In the...

  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    A view of women at work at rows of benches in the cartridge fuse shop at this electrical engineering works, somewhere in the Midlands. Girls start work at this factory as soon as they leave school, and the average age is 16. According to the original...

  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Sparks fly as 21 year old Agnes Denning, wearing protective goggles, brazes switchgear at an electrical engineering works, somewhere in the Midlands. According to the original caption, Agnes has been doing this job at this factory for about 3 months and...

  • LONDON JEWS IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF YOUTH CLUBS IN STEPNEY, LONDON, 1942

    LONDON JEWS IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF YOUTH CLUBS IN STEPNEY, LONDON, 1942

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

    Jack Herskovitch (left) and Myer Segal compete in a boxing match at the Bernhard Baron Settlement boys' club on Berner Street, Commercial Road, East London, as their instructor and friends look on. Both boys are 20 years old and have been stockers...

  • LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A local policeman on his round drops into this basement shelter in London's West End to check that all is well. Shelterers sleep on the floor and low partitions of concrete blocks divide up the area. This photograph was taken in November 1940.

  • LONDONERS' MEALS SERVICE: CANTEEN AT FISHMONGERS' HALL, LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, 1942

    LONDONERS' MEALS SERVICE: CANTEEN AT FISHMONGERS' HALL, LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, 1942

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

    Men and women eat at rows of tables set up in what was the ornate banqueting hall of Fishmongers' Hall, London Bridge. It is now being used as a canteen by the Londoners' Meals Service. The canteen is self service, with a few members of staff...

  • CO-OPERATIVE YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOLS: EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, CRAIG SCHOOL, WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    CO-OPERATIVE YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOLS: EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, CRAIG SCHOOL, WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    Young people attending the Co-Operative Union Summer School at Craig School, Lake Windermere, enjoy a spot of rowing on the lake. According to the original caption, one day in the week-long summer school was devoted to an outing across the lake,...

  • ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1941

    ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1941

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

    A young woman chats to a soldier as they stand in the doorway of a room. They are attending a dance party which is being held in a house or hostel, somewhere in Britain.

  • YOUTH SERVICE VOLUNTEERS HELP BRITISH FARMERS: AGRICULTURAL CAMP AT NUNNEY CATCH, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    YOUTH SERVICE VOLUNTEERS HELP BRITISH FARMERS: AGRICULTURAL CAMP AT NUNNEY CATCH, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    After a hard day in the fields, a member of the Youth Service Volunteers enjoys a shower at the agricultural camp at Nunney Catch, Somerset. The evening sun can be seen on the walls of the wooden shower hut or cubicle.

  • DARBY AND JOAN WAR WORKERS: OAPS CONTRIBUTE TO THE WAR EFFORT, MANUDEN, ESSEX, 1942

    DARBY AND JOAN WAR WORKERS: OAPS CONTRIBUTE TO THE WAR EFFORT, MANUDEN, ESSEX, 1942

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

    Harry King (aged 71) prepares to lift the bale of straw he has prepared to thatch a hay rick, as other members of his family look on. Left to right they are Harry's eldest son, Montague, who works at nearby Peyton Hall, Harry's granddaughter,...

  • NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

    NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

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

    Nurses help some of the smaller toddlers with their breakfast of porridge at Flint Green Road Nursery, whilst others are able to feed themselves.

  • THE WORK OF THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL IN BRITAIN, PARK PREWETT HOSPITAL, BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE, FEBRUARY 1941

    THE WORK OF THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL IN BRITAIN, PARK PREWETT HOSPITAL, BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE, FEBRUARY 1941

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

    Sister Alma Gee dresses the injured foot of a man who was wounded by a High Explosive at Park Prewett Hospital in Basingstoke in February 1941.

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