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  • WARTIME COMMUNICATIONS: THE WORK OF THE COURT POST OFFICE, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1941

    WARTIME COMMUNICATIONS: THE WORK OF THE COURT POST OFFICE, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1941

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

    D 4717

    A view of work on the telephone switchboard at that Court Post Office, Buckingham Palace, London, c 1941.

  • 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 20497

    Daily Mail photographer Frank Rust displays some of the cameras he uses for his work. They range from a 35mm Contax to a specially-built camera with a 60" telephoto lens.

  • 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.

  • FLYING BOMB: V1 BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    FLYING BOMB: V1 BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21228

    A woman of the American Ambulance Great Britain receives a telephone call requesting their attendance at an incident.

  • THE LONDON SUICIDE BOMBINGS, JULY 2005

    THE LONDON SUICIDE BOMBINGS, JULY 2005

    part of "MINISTRY OF DEFENCE HQ LAND COMMAND" (photographs) Made by: Penfound Giles (WO1)

    HU 94231

    "Karolina and Christian: still missing". Two days after the suicide bombings of the London transport network on 7 July 2005, travellers at Kings Cross station read the poignant appeals for information put up by friends and relatives of...

  • FRENCH NEWSPAPER IN BRITAIN: WARTIME NEWS AND PROPAGANDA, ENGLAND, 1942

    FRENCH NEWSPAPER IN BRITAIN: WARTIME NEWS AND PROPAGANDA, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 10257

    Charles Gombault (left, smoking), a General Secretary of the 'France' newspaper, holds a galley proof as he consults a stone-hand who is making the 'stone'. The 'stone' is the basis on which the pages of a newspaper are...

  • 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 20479

    In the photographic darkrooms at the Daily Mail, two photographers are at work. One is examining a sheet of negatives with a magnifier, and the second is rinsing a plate before making a half-tone block. The image will be etched onto a copper plate...

  • 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 6427

    A wide view of a busy 'auto-manual' switchboard at a London telephone exchange. In the foreground, telephonists connect TOL calls, whilst assistance and enquiry 'positions' can be seen in the background. According to the original...

  • 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.

  • 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 6432

    A view of men and women at work in the busy Central Control Room. It is in this underground room that reports of damage to plant are received and recorded. The incidents are plotted on the large map on the wall (visible on the right of the photograph)...

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