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  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    CBM 1264

    A relaxed portrait of a corporal of the Royal Air Force as he stands under the port engine of Consolidated Liberator Mark II, AL511 'A', of No. 108 Squadron RAF at Fayid, Egypt. This aircraft is decorated with 'Dumbo' nose art.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 23

    Two men cutting templates in the mould loft.

  • INDIAN PILOTS TRAIN FOR THE INDIAN AIR FORCE

    INDIAN PILOTS TRAIN FOR THE INDIAN AIR FORCE

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

    IB 1330

    A student Indian IAF pilot with flying kit photographed beside his Hurricane before a training flight at a Flying Training School at Kohat, in the North West Frontier Province of India. The Commanding Officer of the station was Wing Commander Mukerjee.

  • Black and white

    Black and white

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

    IB 1308

    Cecil Beaton portrait of an Indian Tochi Scout firing his Lee Enfield rifle on the North West frontier of India, circa 1944.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 34

    Looking down the causeway between two slipways. The vast size of the shipyards is emphasised by the stocks and cranes dominating the image.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 31

    A view of a ship's keel in a slipway. A keel is the principal structural member of a ship, running lengthwise along the centre line from bow to stern, to which the frames are attached.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

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

    IB 2439C

    China 1944: The Chinese Police Force; the Assistant Chief of Police and his staff grouped in a circular doorway at headquarters in Chengtu.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 59

    A cargo ship under construction on the stocks.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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

    CBM 1261

    The crew of Consolidated Liberator Mark II, AL511 'A', of No. 108 Squadron RAF walk from their aircraft at Fayid, Egypt. Note the "Dumbo" motif painted on the nose. AL511 failed to return from a bombing sortie over Tripoli on 3 May...

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 62

    A study of a young woman welder . She is posing for the photographer, leaning against a column. In the background a ship under construction can be seen in a slipway.

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