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  • DEFENCES OFF THE EAST COAST

    DEFENCES OFF THE EAST COAST

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

    H 2336

    A 6" battery in action with men of the Royal Scots Fusiliers protecting the cliffs. This particular image shows the men on guard near the gun.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Planet News photographer (Photographer)

    HU 91257

    Ground staff prepare to load a torpedo into Beaufort N1015/AW-F of No. 42 Squadron, July 1941. Photo taken at Wick or Leuchars.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    CE 22

    Beaufighter VIF V8748/ZJ-R of No 96 Squadron being re-armed at Honily, 23 March 1943. The armourers are feeding belts of ball and high-explosive incendiary ammunition into the magazines of the aircraft's four 20mm Hispano cannon.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 91250

    Loading a 450lb depth charge into a Short Sunderland of No 10 Squadron RAAF at Pembroke Dock, May 1941.

  • Official photograph

    Official photograph

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

    CL 1519

    The Germans installed this gun in the bandstand at Nieuland, near Middelburg, to cover the cross roads in the town.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "BOWYER R (SENIOR TECHNICIAN)" (photographs)

    HU 3171

    A pair of 250lb anti-submarine bombs suspended beneath the wing of a Saro London, 1939.

  • INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

    INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 1268

    The occupation of Walcheren Island is going fast. Flushing is in the hands of the British and troops fanning out to the West are close to the Marine Commandos coming down from the Westkapelle beachhead (where these pictures were taken). This image shows...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "CRESSWELL (MRS)" (photographs)

    MH 30794

    Lancaster I (Special) PD119/YZ-J of No 617 Squadron, one of 33 aircraft modified in February 1945 to carry the 22,000lb 'Grand Slam' deep-penetration bomb.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    OWIL 51912

    "Pour Hitler" - the intended recipient and the cross of Lorraine are chalked on this 2,000lb HC bomb being winched into a Halifax of the Free French No 347 (Tunisie) Squadron at Elvington, March 1945.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 3939

    On 23 November 1943 a force of 23 Beaufighters from Nos 236 and 254 Squadrons, escorted by Spitfires, attacked a southbound convoy off Texel on the Dutch coast. This dramatic shot was taken as the first of two torpedoes slammed into the largest ship in...

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