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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • MUSLIMS IN BRITAIN: EID UL FITR CELEBRATIONS, 1941

    MUSLIMS IN BRITAIN: EID UL FITR CELEBRATIONS, 1941

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

    A striking portrait of an Indian soldier, probably of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps, outside Woking Mosque, following the Eid ul Fitr ceremony.

  • 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.

  • FIELD MARSHAL SIR HAROLD ALEXANDER, 1945

    FIELD MARSHAL SIR HAROLD ALEXANDER, 1945

    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 Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander standing in front of a large map.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    Informal portrait of a shipyard worker.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    A portrait of the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of their No. 149 Squadron Wellington bomber, probably at RAF Mildenhall in 1941. The pilot is David Donaldson, who was promoted to Wing Commander in 1943 at the age of 28. The co-pilot Pilot Officer...

  • 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 MTB 32, as she crashes through the waves of the English Channel. Clearly visible on the bridge is Lieutenant Peter Dickens, Commanding Officer of 21st MTB Flotilla. MTB 32 was a 4th Flotilla vessel and was probably operating in the...

  • A VISIT TO AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SHIP, ENGLAND, 1940

    A VISIT TO AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT SHIP, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A striking photograph of an Anti-Aircraft Control Lookout as he looks through his binoculars into the sky from the deck of this anti-aircraft ship, somewhere in England, 1940. He has his steel helmet close by, and is holding the communication tube...

  • ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE CHELSEA PENSIONERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE CHELSEA PENSIONERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    A Chelsea Pensioner sits on a chest to read the newspaper outside his 'berth' or cubicle on one of the Long Wards at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. According to the original caption "each Pensioner is responsible for keeping his own cubicle...

  • BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A group of eight young Belgian refugees smile for the camera at their billet, somewhere in London.

  • WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Mrs C Gunnee of 3 Victoria Terrace, Broomhill, Sheffield drives a Douglas forklift truck at a shell factory somewhere in Yorkshire. She has two children and her husband is also a munitions worker.

  • INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

    INDIAN TEST PILOT, 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 Flying Officer P C Ramachandran dressed in his flying kit. He is smiling for the camera, a cigarette in his hand, as he stands in the doorway of a hangar upon completion of a test flight.

  • WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Mrs R Atkin of 17 Underwood Road, Sheffield at work on a threadmilling machine at a shell factory, somewhere in Yorkshire.

  • 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

    Mrs Bolton at work on a sewing machine during a Make Do and Mend class in the office of the Kennington branch of the Labour Party. She is making a coat for her 16 year old daughter on the sewing machine that she has bought to the class as part of the...

  • 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 Photo Division Photographer (Undefined) 1945

    Army Nissen Huts converted into temporary homes stand on a former bomb site between the surviving terraced housing on a typical residential street, 1945.

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

    Women in Industry: Part-time women workers, popularly known as the "Housewives Brigade" at a Royal Ordnance shell filling factory. They spent approximately four hours per day making fuses and wore a red, white and blue badge on their cap so...

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1941

    Women in Industry: Mrs Dart, a childminder in Bristol entertains six children in Bristol with a story book while their mothers work, 1941. Nurseries and childminders were vital if women were to take part in war work.

  • EVACUEES FROM LONDON IN PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES, 1940

    EVACUEES FROM LONDON IN PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1940

    Boys evacuated from London help to feed the cattle on a farm in Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1940.

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

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

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

    Land Girl Dorothy Sills (aged 19) from Middlesborough helps with the harvest on a farm in Yorkshire. She was a shop assistant before joining the Women's Land Army. She is shown helping with the threshing, by carrying a large sack of wheat on her...

  • 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.

  • ANTI-GAS CLOTHING FOR AIR RAID WARDENS, 1941

    ANTI-GAS CLOTHING FOR AIR RAID WARDENS, 1941

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

    A half length portrait of an Air Raid Warden wearing gas protective clothing, gas mask and steel helmet. The gas protection outfit is an oilskin overall, similar in style to Churchill's 'siren suit'.

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

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

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

    A group of smiling Dutch children wave from the window of a coach which is taking them from Warmsworth camp, which has been their home for the past two months. These children hadbeen in England for two months. They wereleaving the camp, after a day of...

  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    A general view of a Paris street, showing two cars which have been converted to run on fuel other than petrol. The vehicle nearest the camera has a large cylindrical tank built into the rear of the car. In the background, the second car has a large...

  • LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1944

    Home Front: A group of swimmers walk out to the diving boards of the Lido at Hyde Park, London, 1944. During the later years of the war, a government campaign encouraged civilians to stay at home during the summer holiday season by promoting local...

  • 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 official photographer

    West Indian Labour Force in Britain: Jamaican technicians working at a factory in the north of England. Picture shows: Ernest Tank and Eric Wallen, both from Kingston, Jamaica, assembling a plate for a tank.

  • 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

    WVS salvage workers Mrs Gerald De Rivaz, Kathleen Kent and Winifred Jordan carry large pig bins on their shoulders from their positions on the sunny streets of East Barnet to the WVS trailer. The salvage kitchen scraps in the bins will be emptied into...

  • THE BRITISH HONDURAS FORESTRY UNIT IN BRITAIN, 1941

    THE BRITISH HONDURAS FORESTRY UNIT IN BRITAIN, 1941

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

    Members of the British Honduras Forestry Unit sawing wood in a forest in Britain.

  • AN EXPECTANT MOTHER IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, MARCH 1940

    AN EXPECTANT MOTHER IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, MARCH 1940

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

    A close-up portrait photograph of the Mr and Mrs Bentley's new baby son. Unfortunately, there is no record of his name in the original captions.

  • WOMEN CARPENTERS THEN AND NOW: WOMEN AT WORK IN ENGLAND, 1941

    WOMEN CARPENTERS THEN AND NOW: WOMEN AT WORK IN ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A group of female carpenters and their male supervisors pose for the camera outside their workshop, somewhere in 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 (Undefined) 1945

    Workmen fit an inner lining of asbestos cement to the interior of a temporary house converted from an army Nissen Hut, 1945.

  • SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

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

    Christ Church, Spitalfields: A Sikh family shelter in an alcove of the crypt.

  • 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 Photo Division Photographer (Undefined) 1945

    A bomb site on a residential street in London cleared of rubble and ready for the construction of temporary emergency housing, 1945.

  • 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.

  • RATIONING OF HOT WATER IN THE HOME DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    RATIONING OF HOT WATER IN THE HOME DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    A man demonstrates how to draw a line in the bath as part of a British Government drive to encourage the British population to ration their use of hot water and conserve precious fuel supplies. Many civilians complied, including HM King George VI who...

  • 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.

  • 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

    Informal portrait of a female welder in the shipyard.

  • 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'.

  • LONDONERS RECORD THEIR VOTE ON NATIONAL POLLING DAY, HOLBORN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 5 JULY 1945

    LONDONERS RECORD THEIR VOTE ON NATIONAL POLLING DAY, HOLBORN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 5 JULY 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1945-07-05

    Two nurses cast their votes in the polling booth at the polling station at the Italian Hospital, Queen Square, Holborn, 5 July 1945. According to the original caption, this is the first time that the nurse on the right has voted.

  • EVERYDAY LIFE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY SHELL FILLING FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    EVERYDAY LIFE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY SHELL FILLING FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    A new recruit to this filling factory enjoys lunch in the factory canteen. There were canteens on both the 'dirty' (outside world) and 'clean' (factory) sides of the factory, as workers on the 'clean' side had to stay...

  • THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, 1941

    THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, 1941

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

    Group photograph of men serving with the Auxiliary Fire Service in London. Second from right, in the back row, is Fernando Henriques from Jamaica, who later won a scholarship to Oxford University, gained a PhD and went on to lecture in social...

  • LONDON EVACUEES OUT AND ABOUT IN READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1940

    LONDON EVACUEES OUT AND ABOUT IN READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    A group of smiling evacuees with gas mask boxes hold hands on a walk in Reading. These boys and girls were originally from the Galleywall Road area of Rotherhithe in Kent.

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