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  • EXETER IN WARTIME, 1943

    EXETER IN WARTIME, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 16649

    Signboards advertise the new locations of the shops that once stood on High Street, Exeter before their demolition following destroyed in the Blitz stand amongst the rubble that exists where the shops once stood. In the background, Exeter

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 15822

    Off Duty: GI Sergeant J Nykodam from Illinois sitting on the steps of the ruined banqueting hall built in the Bishop's Palace, the location of the Red Cross Club in Norwich, England.

  • ARMY POST OFFICE IN THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND, 1944

    ARMY POST OFFICE IN THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 20386

    A member of staff at the Army Post Office, 'somewhere in the Midlands', repacks parcels which have either been badly packed or have broken their wrappings in transit. Whenever possible, the parcels are sent on to the addressee or are returned...

  • GRENADIER GUARDSMEN BUILD EMERGENCY HOUSING IN WINDSOR

    GRENADIER GUARDSMEN BUILD EMERGENCY HOUSING IN WINDSOR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 25704

    Guardsmen laying the first courses of brick to form the foundations of a nissen hut style temporary house.

  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION EXHIBITION ON POST WAR RECONSTRUCTION

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION EXHIBITION ON POST WAR RECONSTRUCTION

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 24945

    Group of exhibition panels stressing the importance of urban and rural planning in the relatively small geographical area that is the British Isles. One of the lead slogans states: 'Our elbow room is less...our need to plan is greater.'

  • SHELL PRODUCTION ON BRITAIN'S HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    SHELL PRODUCTION ON BRITAIN'S HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 328

    War workers fit plugs onto finished shells at a British shell factory.

  • BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, 1942

    BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 9421

    Men and women shop amongst the market stalls that line the centre of the road in Birmingham's bomb-damaged Bull Ring Market Square. Rubble and the exterior walls, which can be seen in the background of the photograph, are all that remains of the...

  • ARMY POST OFFICE IN THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND, 1944

    ARMY POST OFFICE IN THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 20388

    Women of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) sort air mail letter cards at the Army Post Office, 'somewhere in the Midlands' in 1944. Air mail letter cards were the most popular form of correspondence at this time, with over 3 million...

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 20152

    American GIs and British Children: GI Sergeant, Bert Spence, teaching a British boy to play the all-American game of baseball.

  • FIREFIGHTERS AT WORK IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

    FIREFIGHTERS AT WORK IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 4110

    Firefighters hose water through the glassless windows of the shell of a building on Small Brook Street, which was destroyed by fire after an air raid, c 1940. A pile of rubble and debris is clearly visible in the foreground.

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