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  • AIR RAID SHELTER UNDER THE RAILWAY ARCHES, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    AIR RAID SHELTER UNDER THE RAILWAY ARCHES, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1604

    A woman cooks a meal in a frying pan over a Primus stove whilst other shelterers look on in this shelter under the railway arches, somewhere in South East London. Many items of clothing and other personal possessions, including hats and gas mask boxes,...

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2739

    The large windows above this J Lyon's and Company tea shop have been bricked up, but with a few small openings remaining. The windows have been bricked up so that they are not continually smashed during air raids. A bus stop is also just visible...

  • BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2153

    At 5:30am, Patience 'Boo' Brand and Rachel Bingham carry trays of tea and buns to shelterers who have been unable to visit the canteen. Many elderly people in this trench shelter are too infirm to come out of the shelter and other shelterers...

  • SANCTUARY: AIR RAID SHELTER IN JOHN KEBLE CHURCH, MILL HILL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    SANCTUARY: AIR RAID SHELTER IN JOHN KEBLE CHURCH, MILL HILL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1431

    The curate of John Keble Church in Mill Hill in London tends to one of the many shelterers staying in the make-shift shelter in the nave of the church. Many homeless and orphaned children are sheltering here. The nurse adds details to the sick bay...

  • LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, c 1940

    LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, c 1940

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

    D 2617

    Auxiliary Firemen Bernard Hailstone, Leonard Rosoman and Richard Southern sit amongst rubble and share a smoke after a 'shout', somewhere in London. Southern, who is smoking a pipe, lights the cigarette of Hailstone, whilst Rosoman looks on.

  • GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

    GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2314

    The student doctor acting as 'tally man' gathers information from a policeman about a casualty that has just been brought in to Guy's Hospital in London in 1941. Police officers were heavily involved in rescue work, and often were the...

  • PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21033

    Reverend Joseph Stephens sits on a bunk and chats to shelterers in the largest shelter in his parish. According to the original caption, the shelter holds 300 people and "when raids are bad the vicar holds short services in the shelter on Sunday...

  • THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CARRIES ON, LONDON, JANUARY 1942

    THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CARRIES ON, LONDON, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6450

    Back at the telephone repair depot after having laid new cables somewhere in London, members of this repair crew are now on Home Guard duty. One Home Guard reads a magazine on the bed and one answers a telephone call, whilst a third looks on.

  • SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

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

    D 1519

    West End Shop Basement Shelter: Watched by other occupants of the shelter, including the ARP warden, an injured woman has her ankle bandaged.

  • BLACKOUT ACCESSORIES FOR SALE, SELFRIDGE'S, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

    BLACKOUT ACCESSORIES FOR SALE, SELFRIDGE'S, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    D 67

    A woman looks at her reflection in a mirror as she examines a selection of blackout collars at Selfridge's department store in London. The various styles available were an attempt to make the functional collars a bit more fashionable. The collars...

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