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  • underwear

    underwear

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 10930

    Ladies bra and knickers set made from a silk map of Italy, the front of the bra shows the cities of Trieste and Milan whilst the knickers more generally show northern and central Italy. The bra has a single thin shoulder strap on each side which is also...

  • THE DAMBUSTERS RAID, MAY 1943

    THE DAMBUSTERS RAID, MAY 1943

    part of "FOREIGN OFFICE POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT (PID) SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 4594

    The breach in the Mohne Dam four hours after the Dambusters raid in May 1943.

  • OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 18005

    Personalities: Wing Commander Gibson and his crew board their Avro Lancaster A3-G (ED 932/G) for the Dams' raid. Left to right: Flight Lieutenant R D Trevor-Roper DEM; Sergeant J Pulford; Flight Sergeant G A Deering RCAF; Pilot Officer F M Spafford...

  • part of an illicit still, used to make alcohol

    part of an illicit still, used to make alcohol

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9074

    The still of which this was a part was used to make alcohol by Squadron Leader Eric Foster whilst he was a Prisoner of War in Germany and Poland during the Second World War. Squadron Leader Foster was held at a number of camps during his time as a POW,...

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: PERSONALITIES

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: PERSONALITIES

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: British official photographer

    TR 1092

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur T Harris, Commander in Chief of Royal Air Force Bomber Command, at his desk.

  • Parallel Ruler

    Parallel Ruler

    (Vehicles, aircraft and ships)

    AIR 320

    Second World War period British aircraft crew's navigation instrument, associated with the Royal Air Force (RAF) service of Flying Officer J W K Matthews.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1943

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 69095

    Handley-Page Halifax 'G for George', an aircraft bought for the Royal Air Force by the people of Ceylon, with its typically mixed Bomber Command crew of British, Canadians, New Zealanders and Australians, at RAF Driffield, Yorkshire.

  • 1943 Pattern Black Leather and Sheepskin 'Escape' Boot (L) -

    1943 Pattern Black Leather and Sheepskin 'Escape' Boot (L) -

    (uniforms and insignia) 1943

    UNI 5535

    There were three distinctive patterns of flying boot developed and worn during the Second World War. The first, the 1940 pattern (22/C 435-442) was a one piece boot with a black leather shoe and brown canvas calf section with sheepskin lining. This was...

  • WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 11478

    West Indians in the Royal Air Force: West Indian members of the Bombay Squadron who took part in Fighter Command sorties over enemy-occupied territory. From left to right: A O Weekes of Barbados and Flight Sergeant C A Joseph of San Fernando, Trinidad.

  • AIRCREW FROM CANADA AND THE WEST INDIES SERVING WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    AIRCREW FROM CANADA AND THE WEST INDIES SERVING WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer 1943-07-30

    PL 10348D

    Two bomber aircrew, Sergeant J Dickinson from Canada and Sergeant F Gilkes from Trinidad wait to board their aircraft for a raid on Hamburg, Germany, 30 July 1943.

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