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  • GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

    GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Doctors examine the x-ray of a patient under the bright light of the Operating Theatre at Guy's Hospital, whilst a third doctor operates on the patient.

  • FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

    FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

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

    A view of the buffet counter at an aircraft factory, somewhere in Britain. Women work behind the counter to prepare snacks and sandwiches for the workers, who can be seen drinking a quick cup of tea during a break in their work.

  • COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Two members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force stop a Royal Air Force corporal from starting early on the food which has been prepared for a midnight cabaret, being put on by WAAFs of the catering section at the RAF depot, Uxbridge. Plates of buns...

  • THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Hilda Mackenzie works as a ball warper at a cotton mill, somewhere in Lancashire. Her job is to wind the fine threads on to a circular wooden beam. Here, she is mending broken threads, which are located by the flashing red lights on the bobbin frame (...

  • 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

    Boys, including a Boy Scout, enjoy a game of football in the sunshine in Hyde Park. A naval cadet and several other children can be seen in the background, watching from a distance.

  • 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

    Two pupils at the National Training College of Domestic Science make rissoles in one of the large kitchens at the college. According to the original caption "they have added dehydrated cabbage, potato and carrot to the mixture. This school...

  • REHABILITATION OF BRITISH SOLDIERS FROM NORMANDY: THE WORK OF THE ROBERT JONES AND DAME AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    REHABILITATION OF BRITISH SOLDIERS FROM NORMANDY: THE WORK OF THE ROBERT JONES AND DAME AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A nurse assists Private Thomas Spencer to make children's toys (in this case a small horse) from scraps of felt and leather, as he sits in his hospital bed at the Robert Jones and Dame Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. Private Spencer is...

  • SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

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

    Women of Hovingham stick labels on jars of jam at the village jam centre. All the jam is made from surplus fruit which has been grown locally. Left to right, the women are: Miss Emily Sawdon, Mrs Johnson (wife of gardener Herbert Johnson), Mrs Hackett...

  • GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A GERMAN POW CAMP, UK, 1945

    GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A GERMAN POW CAMP, UK, 1945

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

    German Prisoners of War listen to a concert given by some of their fellow PoWs, on the stage of the recreation hut at a PoW camp, somewhere in Britain. A Proscenium arch has been added to the stage, and the musicians are flanked by banners with the...

  • CONTINGENT ARRIVES IN ENGLAND FOR VICTORY PARADE, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    CONTINGENT ARRIVES IN ENGLAND FOR VICTORY PARADE, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    Men on board the ORBITA as it arrives at Prince's Landing Stage, Liverpool. They have travelled to Britain to take part in the Victory Parade in London in June.

  • 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

    One of the most important by-products of the sugar production process is beet pulp. Here factory workers load the now-dried pulp into sacks. This pulp will be returned to local farmers who can use it as cattle feed.

  • 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

    A group of young people attending the Co-Operative Union Summer School at Craig School, Lake Windermere, practice first aid during a walk on the fells. A girl sits on the grass as two boys bandage her legs together, one being used as a splint for the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1942-07-18

    Pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF lined up after being decorated by Dr Edvard Benesš, the Czech President in exile, at Exeter on the occasion of the second anniversary of the unit's commencement of operations in the United Kingdom....

  • COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    Miss A Caulker from Mambo Shengea, Sierra Leone, reads a Government White Paper in the common room at the London School of Economics (LSE). According to the original caption, Miss Caulker was headmistress of a girls' school, specialising in welfare...

  • HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    This photograph shows a model wearing an outfit which illustrates the way in which old clothes can be re-worked and worn as new. The model, seen here leaning on an ornate plinth, wears a black chiffon blouse made from an old dinner dress, a long black...

  • THE WOMEN BEHIND THE WOMEN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A NORTHERN HOME, ENGLAND, c 1942

    THE WOMEN BEHIND THE WOMEN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A NORTHERN HOME, ENGLAND, c 1942

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

    The four Wilkinson children and five-year-old Billy Fairless (at the rear with his mother Mrs Annie Fairless) set off for school, from their home on Glebe Farm, Front Street in Trimdon Village, County Durham. Left to right, the Wilkinson children are:...

  • CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

    CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A striking portrait of a female member of the Fire Guard using a stirrup pump. She is clearly on a roof (perhaps of Senate House in London, the Ministry of Information headquarters) and the skyline of the city can just be seen in the background. She is...

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

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

    Off Duty: Scene on the doorstep as the billeting officer Police Constable Trevitt introduces Sergeant Robert Ceci from New Jersey to locals Mr and Mrs Cookson at Burton Bradstock in Dorset.

  • 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 view of the canal lock system in the Snow Hill area of Birmingham. The original caption describes how Birmingham is at the heart of the canal network, with links to other cities in all directions and states that "over 4,000,000 tons a year in...

  • SCHOOL FOR EVACUEES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT MARCHANT'S HILL CAMP SCHOOL, HINDHEAD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    SCHOOL FOR EVACUEES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT MARCHANT'S HILL CAMP SCHOOL, HINDHEAD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    June Beale pours tea for her friends in the dining hall at Marchant's Hill school, Hindhead. June is the table monitor of the group. According to the original caption, her father is a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy. The children are about...

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

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

    German PoWs with kitbags are marched through a London station (possibly Euston) under escort by British Military Police as they are transferred from one camp to another.

  • SCHOOLGIRL INTO NURSE: MEDICAL TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    SCHOOLGIRL INTO NURSE: MEDICAL TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

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

    In the early stages of their pre-nursing training, a group of young women learn about anatomy in a lecture hall, somewhere in Britain.

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

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

    Pilot Flight Lieutenant Talbot straps onto his thigh the pad which will used to record information about this Halifax bomber during its first test flight at Radlett airfield.

  • NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    In the Ship Research Department at the National Physical Laboratory, measurements are taken of the casting of a propeller to check the thickness of the blades before it can be used in tests.

  • CHIPSTEAD COUNCIL SCHOOL: EDUCATION AND COMMUNAL FEEDING, CHIPSTEAD, SURREY, 1942

    CHIPSTEAD COUNCIL SCHOOL: EDUCATION AND COMMUNAL FEEDING, CHIPSTEAD, SURREY, 1942

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

    Headmaster Dr Hoffin Thomas BA PhD (Lond) gives the boys a lesson in football skills in the school grounds.

  • 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

    Lorry driver Fred Horrod arrives back in London at about 7:25pm on his return trip from Manchester. On his way along a misty Victoria Embankment, he passes several trams as he heads towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The original caption...

  • MEND AND MAKE DO: DRESSMAKING CLASSES IN LONDON, 1943

    MEND AND MAKE DO: DRESSMAKING CLASSES IN LONDON, 1943

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

    A group of housewives gather round Miss Clifford, a London County Council instructress, as she shows them how to cut out material using a paper pattern. They are in the office of the Kennington branch of the Labour Party, which they borrow two...

  • PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    During a visit to a jam factory near his church, (probably Tate and Lyle in Silvertown), Reverend Joseph Stevens accompanies factory workers down into their air raid shelter as the siren sounds. The women carry their trays of strawberries with them to...

  • ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN ITALIAN POW CAMP, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN ITALIAN POW CAMP, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Cooks at work in the kitchen of the N.144 Italian workers camp near London. Piles of buckets can be seen stacked up towards the right of the photograph.

  • WORK AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE SHELL FILLING FACTORY, JANUARY 1942

    WORK AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE SHELL FILLING FACTORY, JANUARY 1942

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

    Women war workers tie bundles of cordite in the Cordite Section of this factory, possibly ROF Bridgend.

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

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

    William Charles Piper (standing second from right) and his ship mates guide the lifeboat as it is swung in board, as part of their training at the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen. This photograph was almost certainly taken at HMS...

  • A REST BREAK HOME FOR NURSES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A HOSTEL FUNDED BY THE BRITISH WAR RELIEF SOCIETY, BEDFORD HOTEL, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A REST BREAK HOME FOR NURSES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A HOSTEL FUNDED BY THE BRITISH WAR RELIEF SOCIETY, BEDFORD HOTEL, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Dinner is served by chef Mr Adams and warden Miss Falkhous, in the kitchen of the rest break home for nurses in Buxton. Mr Adams had been the chef at the Bedford Hotel, before it became the nurses' hostel. Also visible is one of the home's...

  • AT WORK IN A BRITISH SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, C 1940

    AT WORK IN A BRITISH SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    Jospeh Fry, aged 67, works on a collection of medium shells at a factory somewhere in England. Mr Fry is an 'all-round shell hand' and has been working in shell production since he was 17 years of age.

  • BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Two South African soldiers try their luck at a shooting game at the May Fair, Boston, Lincolnshire. Various items of Utility crockery can be seen on a table behind the counter, awarded as prizes if the target is hit.

  • INVASION VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN ORFORD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, 1941

    INVASION VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN ORFORD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A wide view of the village of Orford, taken from the top of the castle tower, showing houses and vehicles. Dominating the skyline is the tower of St. Bartholomew's Church, visible on the left of the photograph, just in front of the fields and trees...

  • REHABILITATION: THE WORK OF QUEEN MARY'S HOSPITAL, ROEHAMPTON, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    REHABILITATION: THE WORK OF QUEEN MARY'S HOSPITAL, ROEHAMPTON, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A patient at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton who suffers from arthritis, works on a bicycle fretsaw. The aim of this machine is to keep all the limbs in action together, increasing flexibility and co-ordination.

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Civilian Technical Corps members Henning (from Champaign, Illinois), Manning (from Del Rio, Texas) and Gates (from Brooklyn, New York) enjoy a breakfast of bread and jam, probably at their billet at Annerley Court Hotel in Bournemouth. Note that the...

  • WARTIME IN THE SCILLIES: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE SCILLY ISLES, APRIL 1941

    WARTIME IN THE SCILLIES: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE SCILLY ISLES, APRIL 1941

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

    Posters on display in the window of a shop on Tresco, Scilly Isles, promote War Weapons Week, which will be held between 14th and 20th April. The slogans used are 'Lend to Defend', 'Scilly can knock them silly with £sd' and '...

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Housewives crowd around the cart of a travelling vegetable seller on Wolseley Street in Reading. The road is lined with rows of terraced workmen's houses, and a milkman can be seen to the right of the photograph, delivering the morning milk....

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Young children enjoy an afternoon nap at the Pennsylvania Wartime Nursery, Reading. A female teacher can be seen in the background, keeping an eye on them as they sleep on small wooden cots. This nursery is funded by donations from Reading's...

  • AT AN ATS MOTOR TRANSPORT COMPANY TRAINING CENTRE, CAMBERLEY, SURREY, 1941

    AT AN ATS MOTOR TRANSPORT COMPANY TRAINING CENTRE, CAMBERLEY, SURREY, 1941

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

    Women of the Auxiliary Territorial Service examine an engine in a workshop as part of their training at the Motor Transport Company Training Centre, probably at Camberley, Surrey.

  • 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

    In the rest centre at Tilbury, a classroom full of Dutch refugee children sit patiently at their desks whilst waiting to be moved off to their hostel. Several of their teachers can be seen in the background.

  • WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

    WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

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

    It is a busy life on a canal barge. Here we see Miss March mopping the roof of the 'HEATHER BELL' as she waits for a lock to empty.

  • FACTORY WELFARE WORK: WELFARE AT PILKINGTON'S GLASS FACTORY, ST HELENS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    FACTORY WELFARE WORK: WELFARE AT PILKINGTON'S GLASS FACTORY, ST HELENS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    The welfare facilities at the glass factory include 45 acres of recreation grounds. The grounds comprise bowling greens, tennis courts, cricket grounds and football pitches. Here we see a bowls match between two local teams in progress in the sunshine...

  • 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

    Boatman Ronald Hambridge (left) collects his rations from the headquarters of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company at Hayes in Middlesex. The original caption explains that canals workers are greatly affected by food rationing because they are unable...

  • PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Reverend Joseph Stephens leads his congregation in prayer during a service at St Mark's Church, Silvertown. The services are held in a curtained off section of a side chapel in the church, as much of the building was damaged during the Blitz....

  • US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

    US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

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

    As part of a course they are attending at the British Army School of Hygiene, Private Emanuel Smith (from Lathonia, Georgia) and Corporal George S Morris (of 1007 Frank Street, Atlanta Georgia) look on as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND 1939-1941.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND 1939-1941.

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

    Pilots and navigators plot courses to and from their target, following a briefing at Oakington, Cambridgeshire..

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    A group of young boys throw their female friend into the water as they bathe at the Lido by Caversham Bridge, Reading. Several other people can be seen in the water, enjoying the sunshine.

  • SIXTEEN YEAR OLDS REGISTER: TEENAGERS RECEIVE THEIR ADULT ID CARDS AT THE LABOUR EXCHANGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    SIXTEEN YEAR OLDS REGISTER: TEENAGERS RECEIVE THEIR ADULT ID CARDS AT THE LABOUR EXCHANGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    16 year old Patricia D Harding (centre right), a typist telephonist for a building contractor, receives her new blue (adult) Identity Card from a Ministry of Labour official at the Labour Exchange, Islington. According to the original caption, she goes...

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