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  • ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

    ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

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

    D 4564

    A scene in the studio during the broadcast of 'Answering You'. Left to right the panel are: Tom Harrisson, public opinion expert and co-founder of Mass-Observation; Sir Henry Bunbury; Edward Hulton, publishing house proprietor; District...

  • 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 6423

    A messenger boy (centre) runs down a London street in order to deliver the message received by staff at the Emergency Telephone Bureau on behalf of a telephone subscriber whose own telephone system has been damaged by an air raid. In the foreground, a...

  • THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

    THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

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

    D 20469

    In the composing room of the Daily Mail, night editor S W G Horniblow (smoking, centre) and Charlie Wilkie (the printer of the paper, left) look on as a newspaper man locks the blocks of type and illustrations into place on the metal frame or 'form...

  • MIDDLE EAST MAIL: THE POST OFFICE IN WARTIME, 1940

    MIDDLE EAST MAIL: THE POST OFFICE IN WARTIME, 1940

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

    D 2600

    Large sacks of letters and parcels await dispatch, probably at the King Edward Building, King Edward Street, London, EC1A in 1940. They are all stamped to say that they contain letter mail for the British Fleet.

  • BRITISH BOY: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR GEORGE METCALFE IN UPPER NORWOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BRITISH BOY: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR GEORGE METCALFE IN UPPER NORWOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 17905

    George Metcalfe at work in a factory producing electro-acoustic equipment. Here, he is testing amplifiers before their final assembly and dispatch to RAF stations. The original caption states that George "is called 'Micky' by his work-...

  • THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

    THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

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

    D 20477

    A newspaper man inserts a photograph into a cylinder in the offices of the Daily Mail in London. It is unclear whether this is part of the copying process, or if the cylinder will be sent down the tubes to the copy room, or other area of the building.

  • ON THE AIR: REHEARSING FOR A RADIO BROADCAST, LONDON, NOVEMBER 1941

    ON THE AIR: REHEARSING FOR A RADIO BROADCAST, LONDON, NOVEMBER 1941

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

    D 5576

    Leading Aircraftman Adeniyi Peter Thomas rehearses his part in the 'Radio Reconnaissance' broadcast. LAC Thomas was originally a civil servant in Lagos, but he was given permission to sit the RAF entrance exam and passed.

  • LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

    LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

    D 2964

    A large crowd has gathered at Speaker's Corner, to listen to two of the speakers in action under the trees on the edge of Hyde Park, London.

  • MIDDLE EAST MAIL: THE POST OFFICE IN WARTIME, 1940

    MIDDLE EAST MAIL: THE POST OFFICE IN WARTIME, 1940

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

    D 2601

    A Post Office employee seals mail bags with lead, whilst others prepare mail bags behind him, probably at the King Edward Building, King Edward Street, London, EC1A in 1940.

  • BLITZ REPAIR SQUAD'S LONDON CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE BLITZ REPAIR TEAMS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BLITZ REPAIR SQUAD'S LONDON CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE BLITZ REPAIR TEAMS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21305

    E F Knight (the surveyor for building contractor C Dougill and Sons Ltd., Darlington, seen here centre) hands out mail to builders from his firm who are part of the 'Blitz Repair Squad', a team of builders who have come to London from various...

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