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  • FOOTSTEPS IN THE NIGHT: THE PRODUCTION OF A MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM AT ELSTREE STUDIOS, ELSTREE, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    FOOTSTEPS IN THE NIGHT: THE PRODUCTION OF A MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM AT ELSTREE STUDIOS, ELSTREE, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3391

    A scene on set taken during the production of a Ministry of Information film, released as 'Night Watch', starring Anne Firth as Sally and Cyril Chamberlain as Bill. The film was directed by Donald Taylor and made by the Strand Film Company for...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 24928

    Inside Magazine Number 16 at the Royal Naval Armament Depot Dean Hill, near Romsey on the Hampshire - Wiltshire border. Female workers use the traversing cranes to stack large naval shells. Many different types of naval shell were stored in this magazine...

  • TRAINING QUEEN'S NURSES: DISTRICT NURSE TRAINING AT THE QUEEN'S INSTITUTE OF DISTRICT NURSING, GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    TRAINING QUEEN'S NURSES: DISTRICT NURSE TRAINING AT THE QUEEN'S INSTITUTE OF DISTRICT NURSING, GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23117

    A trainee District Nurse (right) accompanies a qualified District Nurse on a home visit. They are greeted at the door by a housewife. It is probable that this is the mother of the young girl recovering from pneumonia, as seen in D 23115.

  • WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

    WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6320

    A female war worker cleans her teeth in the bedroom she shares with another woman in the war workers hostel at ROF Bridgend. According to the original caption, hot and cold water and central heating were laid on in all the rooms.

  • AMERICAN CANNED FOOD BEING EATEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND,UK, 1941

    AMERICAN CANNED FOOD BEING EATEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND,UK, 1941

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

    V 104

    Newly-weds Mr and Mrs Gathergood examine American tinned meat, which features (amongst cakes and biscuits) as part of their wedding feast. Both are eating a sandwich at their reception, which was held at 'Dr Johnson's House' in Gough...

  • 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

    D 21770

    A cargo of steel which has been transported from London is unloaded from a pair of canal boats at Tysley quay on the Grand Union Canal in Birmingham. The wife of the boatman can be seen holding her baby as she waits for the unloading to be completed....

  • MIDDLE EAST SERGEANT'S WIFE DOES SIGNALMAN'S JOB: LIFE AS A RAILWAY SIGNALWOMAN, MOLLAND, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MIDDLE EAST SERGEANT'S WIFE DOES SIGNALMAN'S JOB: LIFE AS A RAILWAY SIGNALWOMAN, MOLLAND, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17441

    Signalwoman Daisy Cook signs on for duty at the Molland signal box as Signalman Reg Westcott signs off. The ledger they are signing is known as the 'signalman's bible' and no shift must leave until the next shift has signed on.

  • BIRTH OF A STAR: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR ACTRESS MURIEL PAVLOW, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BIRTH OF A STAR: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR ACTRESS MURIEL PAVLOW, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24347

    Actress Muriel Pavlow plays the card game 'Patience' as she waits for her scene to be called at Welwyn Gardens Studios, Hertfordshire. The Wardrobe Master, D A (Bill) Smith, watches her as she plays.

  • FROM MEDALS TO STEN GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION, BRITAIN, 1942

    FROM MEDALS TO STEN GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 10487

    Two smiling workers at a small factory compare a large sports trophy with a Sten gun. This factory had previously produced medals, commemorative plaques and trophies, but has been turned over to Sten production during the war.

  • THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: PART-TIME WAR WORK IN SURREY, ENGLAND, 1943

    THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: PART-TIME WAR WORK IN SURREY, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 14149

    Miss Mary Jane Jones (left) and Nellie Dabbs sort rivets at the home of Mrs J H Baker at Northchapel, near Guildford. Miss Jones is 88 years old and was the Baker family's Nanny. She sorts 5lbs of rivets a day. Nellie is 19 years old and is a...

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