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  • 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

    CL 1452

    Dutch labourers use bricks to create a dispersal point at Volkel (B-80), 24 October 1944. In the background a No 274 Squadron Tempest (EJ714/JJ-W) taxies out for another defensive air patrol over the battlefront. Volkel was home to No 122 Wing until...

  • SS BREMEN

    SS BREMEN

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

    C 1876

    This image was taken by a reconnaissance aircraft of Bomber Command and show the Atlantic Liner SS BREMEN after her disastrous fire at her dock in Bremerhaven. The image shows smoke pouring from BREMEN'S bow and stern, while amidships she appears to...

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    H 29838

    Various chemical warfare photographs taken for WS9. Bulk contamination vehicle.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY" (photographs)

    MH 2985

    The Short Rangoon, a military version of the civilian Calcutta used by Imperial Airways, circa 1936.

  • ADOLF HITLER IN 1941

    ADOLF HITLER IN 1941

    part of "GROSS DEUTSCHLAND IM WELTGESCHEHEN: TAGESBILDBERICHTE (HEINRICH HOFFMANN)" (photographs) Made by: Hoffmann, Heinrich (Photographer)

    HU 39455

    At the Obersalzberg, Adolf Hitler, accompanied by Reich Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop, receives the Prime Minister Zwetkowitsch of Yugoslavia for talks in February 1941.

  • Italian officer's sword, with scabbard

    Italian officer's sword, with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 1183/1

    This sword was taken from the wall of an Italian officer's mess in Tripoli by British troops, at the time of that city's capture in January 1943. It was later donated to the museum by the former commanding officer of 22nd Anti-Aircraft Brigade...

  • NORTH CARIBBEAN ARMED FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    NORTH CARIBBEAN ARMED FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    K 4785

    The Governor, Sir Arthur Richards, takes the salute as the Jamaica Infantry Volunteers march past at Kingston, Jamaica.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    HU 86316

    A Luftwaffe NCO notes the identity of Spitfire VB W3824/ DV-F, now residing in a salvage yard somewhere in northern France, 18 November 1941. The No 129 Squadron aircraft was shot down on 27 September 1941 during Circus No 103 and its pilot captured.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    IB 1793

    India 1944: A Bengali boy seated at his spinning wheel, his thread catching the sunlight.

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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

    H 3427

    The Second World War: Decontamination procedures. A vehicle sprayed with gas by enemy aircraft is cleaned. This was a demonstration involving the 6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment near Chichester, Sussex.

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