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  • Boston Aircraft under Repair in Maintenance Hangars

    Boston Aircraft under Repair in Maintenance Hangars

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 2317

    image: a Boston aircraft, viewed from the front, partially stripped and held in a wooden scaffold in a hangar. Two men work on the underside of each of the wings while two others work on the undercarriage. In the foreground a fifth man works at a...

  • AFS Practice with a Large Pump : On the banks of the Serpentine, London

    AFS Practice with a Large Pump : On the banks of the Serpentine, London

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 155

    image: groups of AFS men struggle to control large jets of water and fire hoses on the side of the Serpentine, next to a large pump.

  • Sniper's Make-up

    Sniper's Make-up

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 3419

    image: A head and shoulder portrait of a young soldier wearing a tin hat, his face camouflaged with dark criss-crossed lines.

  • Paravanes under Construction

    Paravanes under Construction

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 779

    image: a factory floor with a stack of paravanes in the foreground. On the right a worker is adjusting some machinery containing a paravane. Another is suspended from a chain in the ceiling.

  • An AA Battery

    An AA Battery

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3411

    image: Two figures stand in the centre of a road in the foreground. Behind them, just off the roadside, is a gun battery. An anti-aircraft gun points up to the sky, surrounded by a circular stone wall and sandbags. The rooftops of a large town lie...

  • Raw Materials for 4.5 Anti-aircraft Shells

    Raw Materials for 4.5 Anti-aircraft Shells

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 941

    image: two munitions workers stack metal cylinders into enormous piles from a small hand cart. There are similar piles stretching into the distance behind them.

  • Night Exercises in Plymouth Sound

    Night Exercises in Plymouth Sound

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2441

    image: a view looking out to sea towards an island at night, with the tip of the seafront in the foreground. Searchlight throw beams up into the night sky, highlighting dark ships and a flying boat off the coast.

  • AFS Practice with a Trailer-pump : On the banks of the Serpentine, London

    AFS Practice with a Trailer-pump : On the banks of the Serpentine, London

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 154

    image: two groups of AFS struggle to control jets of water squirting from the hoses they are attempting to direct into the Serpentine.

  • WAAFs Repairing Parachutes at a Maintenance Unit, Henlow

    WAAFs Repairing Parachutes at a Maintenance Unit, Henlow

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 2306

    image: a group of WAAFs in uniform sit around a large, square work table covered in swathes of Parachute silk. Each one is sewing at a sewing machine lit with an angle poise lamp.

  • Testing Gun Barrels for Alignment

    Testing Gun Barrels for Alignment

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 773

    image: a factory floor where a munitions worker sits with his back to the artist looking down the barrel of an anti- aircraft gun, supported on a wooden stand. A second worker stands on the other end of the barrel. A stack of barrels lies on the floor to...

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