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  • GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

    GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

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

    H 23089

    Behind the barbed wire defences of a British coastal battery. This image shows the shell which is about to be placed in the chamber ready for ramming home.

  • COASTAL DEFENCE

    COASTAL DEFENCE

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

    H 4609

    This image is part of a set of pictures featuring a sentry on guard on a well defended beach on the South Coast. Taken at various angles they give a striking effect of the measures which have been taken to defend our shores.

  • GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

    GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

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

    H 23096

    Behind the barbed wire defences of a British coastal battery. This image shows a gunner lubricating the breech mechanism.

  • GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

    GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

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

    H 23088

    Behind the barbed wire defences of a British coastal battery. This image shows No.2 opening and closing the breech to enable the gun to be loaded and fired.

  • GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

    GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

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

    H 23090

    Behind the barbed wire defences of a British coastal battery. This image shows the 100lbs shell being rammed into the gun chamber.

  • GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

    GUARDING THE FORTRESS OF BRITAIN AT A COASTAL BATTERY

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

    H 23093

    Behind the barbed wire defences of a British coastal battery. No. 2 closing the breech and inserting a small percussion tube which, when hit by the striker, fires the gun. He carries these tubes in a belt round his waist.

  • A CHL (Chain Home Low) Radar Station

    A CHL (Chain Home Low) Radar Station

    (art) Made by: Rawlinson, William Thomas 1945

    Art.IWM ART LD 5731

    image: A view over a radar station by the sea. Below the cliff in the foreground there are several lichen-covered roofs of brick buildings, three telegraph poles on the right, and a large radar in the centre.

  • Relaxation in the Front Line

    Relaxation in the Front Line

    (art) Made by: Gross, Anthony 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1220

    image: a group of British soldiers relax by fishing from the harbour wall at Dover, a small lighthouse immediately behind them. In the foreground, one man bends down to unhook a large fish he has just caught, the fish lying amongst an assortment of large...

  • COASTAL DEFENCE GUNS

    COASTAL DEFENCE GUNS

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

    H 741

    Fixed defences at Felixstow. 9.2" coastal defence guns.

  • Observation Post with Gulls: 'Solomon' and 'Sheba'

    Observation Post with Gulls: 'Solomon' and 'Sheba'

    (art) Made by: Gross, Anthony 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1218

    image: an observation post on the coast dotted with inquisitive seagulls. A group of men, including NCOs of the Royal Artillery and a Royal Navy officer, man the outpost, leaning on sandbags. On the left, the land descends to reveal Dover promenade in...

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