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  • WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN FRANCE

    WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN FRANCE

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

    O 190

    First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill talks to Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force, Field Marshal John Gort, from a chair at Gort's billet at Chateau de Couroy near Avesnes, France, on 5 November 1939. Lieutenant General...

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

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

    O 812

    British Personalities: Lieutenant General Sir Alan Brooke, GOC (General Officer Commanding) 11 Corps, with Major General Bernard Montgomery, GOC 3rd Division, and Major General D G Johnson, GOC 4th Division.

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN FRANCE, 1939

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN FRANCE, 1939

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer (Undefined) 1939-09-16

    O 2

    A 40mm Bofors gun and troops of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers disembarking at Cherbourg from the steamer 'Royal Sovereign', 16 September 1939.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1940

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1940

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

    E 759C

    A 2 Pounder anti-tank gun being fired by men of the Free French fighting with British units in the Western Desert, c 1942. It was during the desert campaign of 1941-1942 that the weaknesses of the 2 pounder became obvious, in particular its high profile...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1941

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1941

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

    E 2307

    New Zealand members of the LRDG pause for tea in the Western Desert, 27 March 1941.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1940

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1940

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

    E 1416

    A Matilda tank of the 7th Royal Tank Regiment in the Western Desert, 19 December 1940.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE 1940

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE 1940

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

    F 3745

    A view of one of the wards at No. 8 General Hospital near Nantes, 1-2 April 1940.

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

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

    O 70

    The BEF arrives in France, September - October 1939: Signals wireless vehicle being unloaded from a transport ship at Cherbourg.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942

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

    E 19096

    General Montgomery enjoys a cup of coffee with the Tank Protection Troop of his Grant tank in the Western Desert, 6 November 1942. Left to right: Trooper Keenan, Sergeant Stephen Kennedy, Corporal James Fraser, Lieutenant Malden and General Montgomery.

  • 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...

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