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  • THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: NAVAL BATTLES

    THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: NAVAL BATTLES

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 21164

    Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser on the quarterdeck of HMS DUKE OF YORK with the commanding officers of some of the ships which had participated in the Battle of the North Cape (26 December 1943), the last action between capital ships during the Second World...

  • 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: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

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

    CH 5460

    Winston Churchill, in the uniform of an Air Commodore, with Dr H V Evatt (Australian Minister for External Affairs), Clement Attlee (Deputy Prime Minister) and Air Vice-Marshal C R Carr (AOC No 4 Group) during a visit to a Yorkshire-based Halifax...

  • 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: 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 25566

    A series of photographs taken specially for WS9 on the method of storing and stacking ammunition in the field. Photographs taken at Shefford (27 Ammunition Sub Depot), Bedfordshire. An Inspector General shelter containing BL shells (21 sections, 3x7).

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