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  • LIFE AT DAUNTSEY PARK NURSERY (CAPTAIN COLIN P KELLY - CORPORAL MEYER LEVIN NURSERY), WILTSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    LIFE AT DAUNTSEY PARK NURSERY (CAPTAIN COLIN P KELLY - CORPORAL MEYER LEVIN NURSERY), WILTSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

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

    Young children play with toys on a blanket on the floor their dormitory at Dauntsey Park, Dauntsey, near Great Somerford, Chippenham, Wiltshire as one of their nurses looks on.

  • RATIONING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    RATIONING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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    This photograph features a child's ration book (issued July 1943) and a series of food-related certificates and coupons specifically for children. They are: coupons for free cod liver oil and fruit juice (left), vouchers entitling the bearer to...

  • COMMUNITY GARDENING: WARTIME FOOD PRODUCTION AT ROWNEY GREEN, WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    COMMUNITY GARDENING: WARTIME FOOD PRODUCTION AT ROWNEY GREEN, WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    Members of the Women's Institute hard at work making jam in the Peace Hall (an army hut converted into a village hall) at Rowney Green, Worcestershire. Labelling the jam jars in the foreground are Mrs Lee (left) and Mrs Dodd. Weighing the fruit in...

  • PRESTWICK AIRPORT: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, PRESTWICK, AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    PRESTWICK AIRPORT: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, PRESTWICK, AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A member of the ground crew at Prestwick airport cleans the tail fin of a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft.

  • 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

    Lance Corporal Lee works on a tapestry fire screen in his hospital bed at the Robert Jones and Dame Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. Lance Corporal Lee is from Nettlebed in Oxfordshire and served with 6th Airborne Division until he was injured...

  • PRESTWICK AIRPORT: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, PRESTWICK, AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    PRESTWICK AIRPORT: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, PRESTWICK, AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Women of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) help to plot a course in an office at Prestwick airport.

  • STIRRUP PUMP MANUFACTURE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    STIRRUP PUMP MANUFACTURE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    A pile of finished stirrup pump barrels are sorted by a smiling woman war worker at this stirrup pump factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • HOME GUARD MAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN: CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOME GUARD MAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN: CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    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 (ATS) bring food to members of the Home Guard before they begin their night duty manning an anti-aircraft (AA) gun.

  • DOMESTIC WORK IN HOSPITALS, ST HELIER HOSPITAL, CARSHALTON, SURREY, 1943

    DOMESTIC WORK IN HOSPITALS, 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 cook prepares steak and kidney puddings for patients in the hospital kitchen at St Helier Hospital, Carshalton. The original caption is keen to emphasise that although quantity is needed, quality is in no way compromised and the cook takes '...

  • NORTH LONDON AIR RAID SHELTER, 1940

    NORTH LONDON AIR RAID SHELTER, 1940

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

    Civilians sleep on benches in a north London air raid shelter, 1940.

  • BRITISH PROVIDE HANDICRAFTS FOR AMERICAN CONVALESCENTS: RECREATION FOR WOUNDED TROOPS AT 159TH US GENERAL HOSPITAL, YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BRITISH PROVIDE HANDICRAFTS FOR AMERICAN CONVALESCENTS: RECREATION FOR WOUNDED TROOPS AT 159TH US GENERAL HOSPITAL, YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Wounded American soldiers at work on various handicrafts in the workshop at 159th US General Hospital in Yeovil, Somerset.

  • LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    A swimmer dives into the cool waters of the Serpentine in London's Hyde Park. Several other bathers wait their turn on the diving board steps.

  • 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

    At this stage of the shell production process, workers screw in the fuzes. The shells are then ready to go to the paint shop. Each shell is painted with a different colour combination depending on the type of explosive used.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHEME

    ROYAL AIR FORCE EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHEME

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

    Members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) who are training to be instructors for the Royal Air Force Educational and Vocational Training Scheme, visit a children's health clinic in Edmonton, London.

  • WHITEHALL CANTEEN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, MARCH 1943

    WHITEHALL CANTEEN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, MARCH 1943

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

    Women of the Whitehall Canteen wait at the bus stop outside the National Gallery after the canteen has closed for the day. Left to right they are: Mrs Maini-Cooke, Mrs Bobby Kenyon, Mrs Potter, Mrs J P Tullock, Mrs Lubbock, Lady Gater, Mrs A Parnwell....

  • ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

    ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

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

    One of the panelists on 'Answering You' was Edward Hulton, proprietor of a publishing house. Here we see Hulton (right) and a colleague on fire watching duty on the roof of his company Hulton Press. Behind them can be seen the City of London...

  • WOMEN'S LAND ARMY TRAINING, PROBABLY AT CANNINGTON FARM, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, C 1940

    WOMEN'S LAND ARMY TRAINING, PROBABLY AT CANNINGTON FARM, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    A member of the Women's Land Army makes cheese, probably at the WLA training centre at Cannington, c 1940.

  • AMERICAN SERVICE WOMEN MEET PRINCESS ROYAL: LUNCHEON AT PETERBOROUGH TOWN HALL, PETERBOROUGH, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    AMERICAN SERVICE WOMEN MEET PRINCESS ROYAL: LUNCHEON AT PETERBOROUGH TOWN HALL, PETERBOROUGH, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    In the Reception Room at Peterborough Town Hall, American service women stand in their places beside the rows of tables as the Dean of Peterborough says Grace before the luncheon begins. Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal can be seen standing fourth...

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    Two workers at this aircraft engine factory gently lower the Crankshaft Assembly into the Crank Case.

  • 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

    A crowd of Home Guard, members of the Army and civilian women gather on the steps of St. Martin-in-the-Fields church, Trafalgar Square. Most have probably been visiting the canteen which is held there for members of the forces. The crypt is also used...

  • STIRRUP PUMP MANUFACTURE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    STIRRUP PUMP MANUFACTURE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    This woman war worker is tightening down stirrup pump barrels for drilling at a factory somewhere in Britain.

  • 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...

  • COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF LONDON INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF LONDON INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    Miss E A Adebonojo (from Ode, Ijebu country, Yoruba Land, Western Nigeria) shows large pieces of traditional handwoven cloth to pupils at Marlborough Senior Girls School, Isleworth. She is wearing a traditional Nigeria headdress. According to the...

  • US TROOPS IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE AMERICANS IN BURTON BRADSTOCK, DORSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    US TROOPS IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE AMERICANS IN BURTON BRADSTOCK, DORSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    GIs Pfc Roy St Jean (of 292 Union Street, Springfield, Massachusetts), Corporal Allan Decker (of 1657 South Central Park Avenue, Chicago) and Corporal James Flower (of 173 High Plain Street, Walpole, Massachusetts) talk to Mrs Howarth, the wife of the...

  • 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

    Members of the East Barnet WVS pig food collection unit watch as a group of Large White pigs enjoy their evening meal, made from the salvaged kitchen scraps they have collected. Left to right, enjoying the evening sunshine, they are: Mrs Gerald De Rivaz...

  • FIJI CONTINGENT TO VICTORY PARADE HAS FAREWELL PARTY IN KENSINGTON GARDENS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    FIJI CONTINGENT TO VICTORY PARADE HAS FAREWELL PARTY IN KENSINGTON GARDENS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    Members of the Fijian contingent perform a Spear Dance in Kensington Gardens as part of their farewell celebrations. They are wearing grass skirts and garlands around their necks. Many of the men have their faces painted.

  • 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

    'Speed the Plough' Farm in Huntingdonshire had been derelict, but is now being run successfully by the Huntingdon War Agricultural Committee. Here farm foreman Mr R Musey carries out some wilt cutting on the dykes.

  • LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS: THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS: THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    In his London office, fashion designer Norman Hartnell compares his original sketch and fabric sample to the finished garment, worn by a model, which has just been completed in his workrooms. The dress is made from a jewel print fabric, which he designed.

  • MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

    MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

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

    This photograph shows the Morrison shelter still intact after the rubble and debris of the destroyed house has been cleared away, following a test of the shelter somewhere in Britain in 1941.

  • WAKEFIELD TRAINING PRISON AND CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A BRITISH PRISON, WAKEFIELD, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

    WAKEFIELD TRAINING PRISON AND CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A BRITISH PRISON, WAKEFIELD, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    A view of one of the dining rooms at Wakefield Training Prison. The prison is built around the central hall, with each wing of the building being known as a 'house'. This is the dining room of one of the houses, set up with cups and plates...

  • CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN: MORRISON SHELTER TEST, 1941

    CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN: MORRISON SHELTER TEST, 1941

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

    A photograph showing a Morrison shelter following tests carried out to determine it's strength and suitability as an indoor air raid shelter, London, 1941.

  • 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 and his daughters Joan and Sylvia saw logs in the sunshine on their Devon farm.

  • WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK AT SLOUGH TRAINING CENTRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK AT SLOUGH TRAINING CENTRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    A woman at Slough Training Centre uses a precision instrument in the fitting shop.

  • THE OXFORD AND BERMONDSEY BOYS' CLUBS: THE WORK OF BOYS CLUBS IN BERMONDSEY, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THE OXFORD AND BERMONDSEY BOYS' CLUBS: THE WORK OF BOYS CLUBS IN BERMONDSEY, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Boys at the Canterbury Club of the Oxford and Bermondsey Boys Club enjoy listening to records on the club's radiogram. The original caption states that the club has "a first class collection of records". The Canterbury Club is on Webb...

  • BRITISH PROVIDE HANDICRAFTS FOR AMERICAN CONVALESCENTS: RECREATION FOR WOUNDED TROOPS AT 159TH US GENERAL HOSPITAL, YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BRITISH PROVIDE HANDICRAFTS FOR AMERICAN CONVALESCENTS: RECREATION FOR WOUNDED TROOPS AT 159TH US GENERAL HOSPITAL, YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Wounded American soldiers and others connected to the handicraft programme examine the men's finished items at 159th US General Hospital, Yeovil. Left to right, they are: Esther Mullaney (in charge of the recreation programme at the hospital), PBP...

  • LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN VISITS MALAYAN CONTINGENT, KENSINGTON GARDENS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN VISITS MALAYAN CONTINGENT, KENSINGTON GARDENS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    Lord Louis Mountbatten inspects Malayan troops in Kensington Gardens, London. The men were in London to take part in the Victory Parade, which took place on 8 June.

  • 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

    Mary and Hubert Debnam set off through the drizzling rain past the 300 year old timbered almshouses in the village of Manuden to begin their work in the fields. Mrs Debnam is wearing a long raincoat.

  • HARRY HARGREAVES GOES TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE: FROM YORKSHIRE TO LONDON TO COLLECT HIS BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL, 1943

    HARRY HARGREAVES GOES TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE: FROM YORKSHIRE TO LONDON TO COLLECT HIS BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL, 1943

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

    Harry Hargreaves arrives at the gates of Buckingham Palace, clutching his letter of instruction. He is surrounded by other medal winners who will soon enter the Palace to collect their honours.

  • EMPIRE - AND WORLD - PARTY: RADIO BROADCAST FROM THE OVERSEAS CLUB, ST JAMES'S LONDON, 1942

    EMPIRE - AND WORLD - PARTY: RADIO BROADCAST FROM THE OVERSEAS CLUB, ST JAMES'S LONDON, 1942

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

    A group of two Americans and two Britons listen to the broadcast from the Hall of India at the Overseas Club. Left to right they are: ACW2 Patricia Graham WAAF (from, Ripley, Hampshire), Corporal H Bielski (standing, from Rapid City, South Dakota), ACW2...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

    BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

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

    Sylvia Smith was a shorthand typist before beginning her Land Army training at the Northampton Institute of Agriculture. Here she ties beans or peas to stakes.

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    New adhesives are tested by staff in the laboratory of a sticky bomb factory workshop, somewhere in Britain. Left to right, they are: Miss S Aitchison, Mr R W Cooper and Mr H K Hartley, the technical manager. The aim is to try to make the already very...

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

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

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

    Nursing staff at Kingston House check medical supplies in preparation for any civil defence incident that may occur in the Knightsbridge area of London,c 1940.

  • POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: REPAIRING BOMB DAMAGED HOUSING

    POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: REPAIRING BOMB DAMAGED HOUSING

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

    Bricklayers repair the front wall of a terrace of houses badly damaged by German bombs.

  • INDIAN SEAMEN ON RUSSIAN CONVOY: INJURED SEAMAN RECOVERS IN HOSPITAL, 1942

    INDIAN SEAMEN ON RUSSIAN CONVOY: INJURED SEAMAN RECOVERS IN HOSPITAL, 1942

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

    Indian seaman Mohamed Maberzok was injured when the Russian convoy in which he was sailing was attacked. He is now in hospital, undergoing a process of rehabilitation. Here he can be seen reading a letter.

  • 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.

  • BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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

    The Second World War: Scenes at a Poison Gas exhibition at Charing Cross Underground Station, London.

  • 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

    Before the flour is unloaded, Mrs March prepares the vegetables for lunch on board the 'HEATHER BELL'. She stands in the sunshine in the doorway of the barge to peel the potatoes, a basket of leeks and other vegetables beside her.

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