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  • 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 2714

    Armourers of No 75 (New Zealand) Squadron pose with a pair of 500-pounders and give the 'thumbs up' in front of the 'Wellington Devil', a suitably decorated Wellington IC, Feltwell, 10 May 1941.

  • THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE IN TRINIDAD, 1945

    THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE IN TRINIDAD, 1945

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

    K 8829

    An inside view of the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) Library at the St James Depot, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Two librarians are at work. The bag at the bottom left of the picture contains magazines and other literature for troops.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AIR HISTORICAL BRANCH COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 25889

    On the night of 7-8 September 1941 Bomber Command broke a grim record - the heaviest losses in one night so far in the war. In a major raid on Berlin and diversionary attacks on Kiel and Boulogne, 18 aircraft out of 295 despatched were lost. This...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "TOMLINSON M (MR)" (photographs)

    HU 42447

    Hampden AD 986 of No 106 Squadron at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, June 1941. This aircraft was lost over Germany on the night of 4-5 July 1941.

  • 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 87412

    Spitfires of No 610 Squadron land over the western end of 'The Bump', as Biggin Hill airfield was known, July 1940.

  • PICTURES FROM THE WESTERN DESERT

    PICTURES FROM THE WESTERN DESERT

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    E 1434

    A British gun boat from China waters with a shallow draught, crept along the coast and entered Bardia harbour. The shore batteries of the Italians could not depress low enough to shoot at her when her presence in the harbour was discovered. She sank...

  • 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.

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Polish official photographer 1944-06-15

    HU 86314

    Ground staff re-arm a Mustang III of No. 315 Polish Fighter Squadron at Coolham, 15 June 1944. The squadron had converted to Mustangs in March, and formed part of No. 133 Wing in the 2nd TAF. Its staple fare of long-range sweeps, bomber escorts and dive-...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: PERSONALITIES

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: PERSONALITIES

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

    A 29072

    Vice Admiral W G Tennant CB, MVO, Flag Officer, Levant and East Mediterranean visiting HMS COLOSSUS in Colombo. Tennant was the commanding officer of HMS REPULSE in 1941 when it was sunk on 10 December by Japanese torpedoes.

  • Captain L E George, MC

    Captain L E George, MC

    (art) Made by: Cole, Leslie 1945

    Art.IWM ART LD 4960

    image: A half length portrait of George wearing a duffle coat over his uniform. He also wears a green beret marked with the badge of the SAS and has a moustache.

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