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  • THEY LEARN TO BE SAILORS: SEA CADET TRAINING ON THE TRAINING SHIP HMS UNDINE, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    THEY LEARN TO BE SAILORS: SEA CADET TRAINING ON THE TRAINING SHIP HMS UNDINE, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 16444

    Boys of the Sea Cadet Corps learn about rigging with the aid of a model yacht at HMS UNDINE.

  • MTC GIRLS FOR AMERICA: WOMEN OF THE MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS AT WORK, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    MTC GIRLS FOR AMERICA: WOMEN OF THE MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS AT WORK, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 2523

    Mrs Pat Macleod and Miss Winifred Ashford pack their suitcases for departure. It is unclear whether this is their departure from America to Britain, or from a depot to another posting elsewhere in Britain.

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25219

    Girls take part in an open-air knitting class in the sunshine in the sunken garden of Caversham Modern Secondary School. There are also two girls at work on sewing machines, sitting at the tables which have been set up on the grass. According to the...

  • AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE CLUB, NORWICH: LIFE AT THE CLUB AT THE BISHOP'S PALACE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE CLUB, NORWICH: LIFE AT THE CLUB AT THE BISHOP'S PALACE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15825

    A member of staff at the American Red Cross Service Club rearranges the flowers on the mantelpiece as three US soldiers relax in armchairs in front of the fire in what was once the Bishop's drawing room, now the Club lounge. Corporal E William (...

  • THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

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

    D 25819

    A craftsman welds the top of a dome casing at a large locomotive works, somewhere in Britain.

  • ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

    ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1731

    A group of Czech soldiers and airmen and British civilians look at books at the counter of Camden Town Public Library, London, 1940.

  • AMERICAN SOLDIERS VISIT WESLEY'S CHAPEL, BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 12 APRIL 1945

    AMERICAN SOLDIERS VISIT WESLEY'S CHAPEL, BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 12 APRIL 1945

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

    D 24412

    A general view of the interior of the chapel, just prior to the service taking place. A large group of American soldiers can be seen sitting in the box pews in the centre of the church. Several civilians, including women, can also be seen around the...

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942

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

    L 426

    A woman war worker arc welds the roots of low pressure rotor turbine segments at a marine engineering shop, somewhere in Britain.

  • COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18874

    Flight Lieutenant Tilsley (right) visits the coal face and asks miners Ernest 'the Emperor' Brooks (left) and George 'Napoleon' Ward about life as a miner at a colliery, somewhere in the Midlands. According to the original caption:...

  • LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1646

    Shelterers sleep on mattresses and quilts along the floor of this shelter in the basement of a large West End department store, probably Dickins and Jones, in November 1940. Many have brought small fold-up tables to the shelter and there are rows of...

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