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  • THE BATTLE OF SINGAPORE, FEBRUARY 1942

    THE BATTLE OF SINGAPORE, FEBRUARY 1942

    part of "WETTERN DESMOND (MR) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Japanese official photographer 1942-02-15

    HU 2781

    Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival and his party carry the Union Jack on their way to surrender Singapore to the Japanese, 15 February 1942.

  • THE CZECHOSLOVAK GOVERNMENT IN EXILE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE CZECHOSLOVAK GOVERNMENT IN EXILE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    H 26244

    Members of the Czech Government in Exile visiting Northern Ireland. Left to right: Brigadier General Edmund Hill (USA); General Jan Sergěj Ingr, Minister of National Defence and Commander in Chief of Czechoslovak Forces; Lieutenant General Harold Edmund...

  • THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, MAY 1941

    THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, MAY 1941

    (photographs) Made by: British official photographer 1941-05

    E 3020E

    Lieutenant General Bernard Freyberg VC, commanding officer of the British forces on Crete, gazes over the parapet of his dug-out in the direction of the German advance, May 1941.

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN, 1944

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN, 1944

    part of "ZIMNAL MARIAN (LIEUTENANT COLONEL) COLLECTION 03" (photographs) Made by: Polish official photographer 1944-08

    MH 1399

    General Stanisław Maczek (first from the right, shirtless), the Commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, in conversation with a Scottish regiment officer at the Division's headquaters, probably August 1944.

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Whicker, Alan (Captain) (Photographer) 1944-07-26

    NA 17240

    King George VI accompanied by General Harold Alexander, the Commander of the Allied Armies in Italy (nearest to the camera), and General Oliver Leese, the Commander of the British 8th Army, walking past his Douglas DC-3 aircraft (named 'Freedom...

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 1942-1943

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 1942-1943

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Hansbury (Sgt) (Photographer) 1943-04-10

    E 23533

    The football team of the Polish Army in the East became famous for winning many games. In Iran the team was composed almost exclusively of young men who had not reached an age to be able to play in big teams in Poland. Some of them fought in Tobruk and...

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Best (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1945-04-07

    NA 23735

    Field Mashal Harold Alexander, the Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean, decorating General Bolesław Szarecki, the Head of the 2nd Polish Corps Medical Services, with the Distinguished Service Order. Photograph taken in the area near Forli, 7 April...

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN, 1943-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Radford (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1944-07-26

    NA 17247

    A mixed group of officers and enlisted men from units of the British 8th Army, serving with the 2nd Polish Corps, marching past saluting King George VI. Castiglione del Lago airfield, 26 July 1944.

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Malindine E G (Captain) (Photographer) 1944-11-25

    B 12101

    Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery in conversation with General Stanisław Maczek, the Commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, during his visit to the Division Headquarters in Breda, 25 November 1944. Marshal Montgomery decorated a number od Polish...

  • THE POLISH ARMY IN THE WESTERN DESERT CAMPAIGN, 1940-1942

    THE POLISH ARMY IN THE WESTERN DESERT CAMPAIGN, 1940-1942

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Barker (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1942-02-16

    E 8430

    These pictures taken at the extreme forward positions around Carmuset er Regem (Karmusat ar Rijam) area near Gazala, show infantry and artillery units of the Polish Independent Carpathian Rifles Brigade facing German and Italian forces.

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