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  • VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    At the junction of New Bond Street and Conduit Street in London, Vera Perkins leans out of the horse-drawn cart being driven by Lilian Carpenter to ask a traffic policeman for directions. On the corner, the large building of C J Lytle Ltd Advertising can...

  • US ARMY UNIVERSITY, SHRIVENHAM, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    US ARMY UNIVERSITY, SHRIVENHAM, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    A general view of the campus of the US Army University at Shrivenham, showing the lecture rooms and offices in the foreground and students' sleeping quarters in the background.

  • COVENTRY, ENGLAND, SPRING 1944

    COVENTRY, ENGLAND, SPRING 1944

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

    A wide aerial view of the hollow, roofless shell of Coventry Cathedral showing how a path has been cleared through the rubble and debris inside the building. The walls and spire of the Cathedral still stand.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

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

    Two ratings collect sacks of mail from the wrens of the Fleet Mail who have come alongside their ship in the mail boat. The Duty Officer on board the ship asks if there are any registered parcels.

  • ARMY POST OFFICE: CORRESPONDENCE AND MAIL IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    ARMY POST OFFICE: CORRESPONDENCE AND MAIL IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A busy scene in a disused dance hall, somewhere in the Midlands, which is now used as the Army Post Office. Sorting is underway by members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Mail is first sorted into the various branches of the services and then, from...

  • RADAR AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE 1939-1945

    RADAR AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE 1939-1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Hill A E (Sqn Ldr)

    Low level oblique of the WURZBURG radar near Bruneval, taken by Sqn Ldr A E Hill on 5 December 1941. Professor Jones described these photos as classics of their kind, which enabled a raiding force to locate, and make off with, the radar’s vital...

  • ARMY POST OFFICE: CORRESPONDENCE AND MAIL IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    ARMY POST OFFICE: CORRESPONDENCE AND MAIL IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A busy scene in a disused dance hall, somewhere in the Midlands, which is now used as the Army Post Office. Sorting is underway by members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service and men who had previously sorted for the General Post Office. Mail is first...

  • THEY LEARN TO BE LUMBERJILLS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY FORESTRY TRAINING, CULFORD, SUFFOLK, 1943

    THEY LEARN TO BE LUMBERJILLS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY FORESTRY TRAINING, CULFORD, SUFFOLK, 1943

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

    An aerial view of the WLA training camp at Culford, showing a group of Land Girls leaving the camp at 8am to make their way to the forestry site. The dormitories, bath hut, canteen and recreation room can be seen.

  • 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

    A busy scene showing the huge scale of sugar beet operations. Lorries bring large loads of beets into the unloading area of this factory throughout the day, adding to the massive piles of sugar beet already awaiting processing.

  • 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

    A general view of the High Tension Laboratory in the Electricity Division of the National Physical Laboratory. The laboratory is equipped with apparatus to develop very high voltage in order to study the properties of insulators and high tension cables....

  • COVENTRY, ENGLAND, SPRING 1944

    COVENTRY, ENGLAND, SPRING 1944

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

    This aerial photograph, looking down into the hollow, roofless shell of Coventry Cathedral, was taken from the West tower and shows how a path has been cleared through the rubble and debris along the central nave of the building. A cross of charred roof...

  • 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

    A view of St Mark's Church, Victoria Dock in the sunshine (probably taken from a railway bridge), showing the position of the church at the junction of four roads and two railways. The original caption states that the church is "an exact copy...

  • 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

    A view of an area of Silvertown showing a sunny, but deserted street, with a large gap amongst the houses on the right hand side, the result of a bomb during the Blitz. Several dogs can just be seen in the road. In the bottom right hand corner of the...

  • OUTWORKING UNIT: THE CONTRIBUTION OF OUTWORKERS TO THE WAR EFFORT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    OUTWORKING UNIT: THE CONTRIBUTION OF OUTWORKERS TO THE WAR EFFORT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Women at work producing radio location components for Belling & Lee Ltd, at an outworking unit in Chinnor, Oxfordshire.

  • 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

    Men paint the exterior of a new cargo ship at a shipyard in Glasgow. One of the painters is balancing on a long plank propped across two ladder-like structures, which in turn are balancing on the deck of a barge alongside the cargo vessel. He is using a...

  • AFS EXHIBITION FOR NEW YORK, 1941

    AFS EXHIBITION FOR NEW YORK, 1941

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

    A photograph showing an exhibition designed by the Ministry of Information relating to the work of the London Fire Brigade and the Auxiliary Fire Service, which is to be shipped to New York. The various panels of the display include 'Progress of an...

  • 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.

  • 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 Photo Division official photographer

    Off Duty: GI Sergeant J Nykodam from Illinois sitting on the steps of the ruined banqueting hall built in the Bishop's Palace, the location of the Red Cross Club in Norwich, England.

  • 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

    Miss March smiles for the camera as she mans the tiller of the 'HEATHER BELL'.

  • DIPHTHERIA IMMUNISATION SCHEME, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    DIPHTHERIA IMMUNISATION SCHEME, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A young girl plays with a hoop in the school playground to show that there are no ill effects following her inoculation against diphtheria, which took place the day before (7 May 1941) at Argyle Street School Clinic.

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY: THE WORK OF LEYTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE, CHURCH LANE, LEYTONSTONE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    PUBLIC LIBRARY: THE WORK OF LEYTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE, CHURCH LANE, LEYTONSTONE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    Mrs Edwards pauses in her browsing of the shelves at Leytonstone Public Library to read 'Healthy Eating' by V H Mottram.

  • MAN OF THE MINE: LIFE AT THE COAL FACE, BRITAIN, 1942

    MAN OF THE MINE: LIFE AT THE COAL FACE, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    A striking head and shoulders portrait of coal miner Fred Woolhouse. In the background can be seen the pit head machinery, towering above him.

  • PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

    PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    A close up portrait of Professor Alexander Fleming at work in his laboratory at St Mary's Hospital, London. Fourteen years after his discovery of penicillin, he is still experimenting to investigate the effect of the drug on bacteria. In this...

  • 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.

  • STUDENT NURSE: LIFE AT ST HELIER HOSPITAL, CARSHALTON, SURREY, 1943

    STUDENT NURSE: LIFE AT ST HELIER HOSPITAL, CARSHALTON, SURREY, 1943

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

    A full length portrait of Joyce Collier wearing the outdoor uniform of a State Registered Nurse, outside St Helier Hospital, Carshalton.

  • 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 uses a hazel twig to find water on the land around his Devon farm. According to the original caption "Casely has the power of divining and has sunk a well in several of his pastures".

  • PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

    PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    Professor Sir Robert Robinson sits next to his microscope in a laboratory at Oxford University. Sir Robert, along with Dr Chain and Dr Abraham at the School of Pathology, is trying to make synthetic penicillin. He has been Waynflete Professor of...

  • CHANNEL ISLAND EVACUEES TRY ON AMERICAN CLOTHING IN MARPLE, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, 1940

    CHANNEL ISLAND EVACUEES TRY ON AMERICAN CLOTHING IN MARPLE, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A group of girls evacuated from the Channel Islands to Marple in Cheshire try on clothes and shoes which have been donated as gifts by America.

  • THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1943

    THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1943

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

    A head and shoulders portrait of Alihu Turay, from Free Town, Sierra Leone, West Africa. He is a greaser in the Merchant Navy and has sailed on ships taking supplies to Russia.

  • FIGHTER SEACRAFT: MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    FIGHTER SEACRAFT: MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    A portrait of windswept Motor Torpedo Boat Gunner, Able Seaman J Budden, at his post on board MTB 32, somewhere in the English Channel. MTB 32 was a 4th Flotilla vessel and was probably operating in the Channel out of Felixstowe.

  • LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

    LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Mrs J London collects a letter from the front door mat of her home in Dugdale Street, Camberwell, London, in February or March 1942.

  • 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 boatman's wife steers the 'butty', the second in the pair of canal boats operated by he husband, probably along the Grand Union Canal, her baby seated beside her. Canal boats are mostly operated in pairs, the leader being run by an...

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A three-quarter-length portrait of Mr L Allen, Town Crier of Wotton-under-Edge, as he stands in his uniform beside the Town Hall with his bell and mace. Mr Allen is a chimneysweep by profession, and was in the Royal Marines. The original caption states...

  • GENERAL SIR WILLIAM SLIM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, JUNE 1945

    GENERAL SIR WILLIAM SLIM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, JUNE 1945

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

    A portrait of General Sir William Slim, standing on the Embankment in London. Behind him can be seen Waterloo Bridge, and in the background, the dome of St Paul's Cathedral is also visible.

  • COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENT AT GUY'S MEDICAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENT AT GUY'S MEDICAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    Mr Abdool Raman examines the stomach of a frog under a microscope at Guy's Medical School. On a shelf above him can be seen the skeleton of a hare.

  • WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WEST INDIANS 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 1941

    West Indian Labour Force in Britain: Alvin Christie (aged 30) from Jamaica at work in the machine shop of a tank factory in the North of England, 1941.

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, C 1944

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, C 1944

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

    A girl enjoys playing on the swings in the park in the village of Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire, c 1944.

  • PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

    PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    Dr Wilson Baker hard at work in the Dyson-Perrins' laboratory, Oxford. Dr Baker has been working with Professor Sir Robert Robinson and others to try to create synthetic penicillin. He has just succeeded in breaking down penicillin into its separate...

  • TRAFFIC CONTROL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND, 1943

    TRAFFIC CONTROL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    A traffic policeman sits in his 'booth' in Durham's Market Square. The place names above his head were painted over as an anti-invasion precaution, but the paint is now wearing off in parts.

  • PART-TIME WOMEN WAR WORKERS: WOMEN AT WORK IN WARTIME BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    PART-TIME WOMEN WAR WORKERS: WOMEN AT WORK IN WARTIME BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Mrs A B Skinner of Totterdown, Bristol, works part-time as a milk roundswoman. Here she can be seen leaving two pints of milk on a doorstep. According to the original caption, she has done this job for two years.

  • A PORTRAIT OF SIR WILLIAM BEVERIDGE, OXFORD, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    A PORTRAIT OF SIR WILLIAM BEVERIDGE, OXFORD, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    A head and shoulders portrait of Sir William Beveridge in his study at University College Oxford. He is standing in front of a cartoon by Low regarding his report on Social Welfare.

  • PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

    PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    Professor Howard Florey makes notes as he sits at his desk at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in Oxford. Professor Florey is Australian and began his research into penicillin in 1938. It was in laboratories under his control that penicillin was...

  • PIG FOOD: WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE COLLECTS SALVAGED KITCHEN WASTE, EAST BARNET, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1943

    PIG FOOD: WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE COLLECTS SALVAGED KITCHEN WASTE, EAST BARNET, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    A full-length portrait of Kathleen Kent, carrying a pig bin on her shoulder, on a sunny street during her daily rounds. Kathleen is the head of the pig food collection unit at East Barnet.

  • 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...

  • PART-TIME WOMEN WAR WORKERS: WOMEN AT WORK IN WARTIME BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    PART-TIME WOMEN WAR WORKERS: WOMEN AT WORK IN WARTIME BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    A portrait of Mrs B M Coles at work in the stores of an aircraft factory in Bristol. She is selecting harness for a bomber aircraft from a large collection on the right of the photograph.

  • PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

    PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    Dr Ernest Chain undertakes an experiment in his office at the School of Pathology at Oxford University. Dr Chain originally came from Germany, but became a naturalised British subject in 1933. With his colleague, Professor Florey, and their team, he was...

  • COLONY FOR ARTISTS UNDER SIX: EVACUEES TO DARTINGTON HALL, TOTNES, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1941.

    COLONY FOR ARTISTS UNDER SIX: EVACUEES TO DARTINGTON HALL, TOTNES, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1941.

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

    A group of children, including Alex McNiel and Georgie Earles, evacuated from Gravesend in Kent and Blackfriars in London, play in a hollow oak tree. They are on a nature walk from their billet at Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon. According to the original...

  • HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE EMIR ABDUL ILLAH, REGENT OF IRAQ, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1945

    HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE EMIR ABDUL ILLAH, REGENT OF IRAQ, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1945

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

    A portrait of the Regent of Iraq sitting at his desk in his room at Claridge's Hotel in London. According to the original caption, the Regent spent July in England on his way back to Iraq following the San Francisco conference. He is looking at a...

  • 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

    A three-quarter length portrait of eleven year old Jimmy West as he digs on a makeshift allotment on a bombed site in London, ready to plant the bean seeds sent from America. According to the original caption, Jimmy had been evacuated to Ware in...

  • WEST INDIES MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOSTEL, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND, 1941

    WEST INDIES MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOSTEL, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A portrait of Mr Koi Obuadabang-Larbi, BA, Superintendent of West Indies House, a Merchant Seamen's Hostel located at 14-16 Lovaine Place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Mr Larbi was originally from the Gold Coast.

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