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  • WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

    WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

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

    D 14675

    Royal Air Force personnel play a game at the Russell Square fete. The original caption states that: "The Royal Air Force is always on the target - even at a fair"!

  • WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

    WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

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

    D 14681

    A young girl enjoys a chocolate-flavoured ice cream substitute at the Russell Square fete. She is being held in her mother's arms, as her mother prepares to pay for the cone. More people can be seen queuing behind them for their 'ice cream...

  • MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15046

    A close up view of the Blech String Quartet as they play a quintet by Mozart in E Flat Major, accompanied by Dennis Brain on the horn. The lunchtime concert is taking place in the rounded central hall of the National Gallery.

  • SALUTE TO THE RED ARMY AT THE ALBERT HALL, LONDON, 1944

    SALUTE TO THE RED ARMY AT THE ALBERT HALL, LONDON, 1944

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

    TR 1573

    Concert held at the Royal Albert Hall, London to mark the 26th anniversary of the Red Army.

  • LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 15932

    Young people enjoy a spot of 'amphibious warfare' in the sunshine on the spring board of the Lido in Hyde Park. One boy is standing on the diving board and holding the ankles of one of his friends as she splashes backwards into the water, to...

  • MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15048

    A view of the audience, with many people dozing, as they listen to a lunch hour concert at the National Gallery, London. They are listening to the Blech string quartet, with Watson Forbes on viola (musicians not pictured) playing Mozart's quintet...

  • WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

    WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

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

    D 16394

    Actor Douglas Byng (centre, just stepping onto the pavement) arrives for work at the Lyric Theatre, where he is starring in 'Flying Colours' with Binnie Hale and Jackie Hunter. Behind him, the queue of people awaiting entry can be seen under...

  • PACIFIC SHOWBOAT CONCERT PARTY: ROYAL NAVY MUSIC AND DANCE REHEARSALS,  LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    PACIFIC SHOWBOAT CONCERT PARTY: ROYAL NAVY MUSIC AND DANCE REHEARSALS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24647

    A sailor plays the piano during a rehearsal for the Pacific Showboat Concert Party, somewhere in London.

  • 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 17911

    19 year old George Metcalfe and his girlfriend, 20 year old Mabel Warren (just left of centre, the second couple from the right), enjoy a dance at a Tuesday evening social put on by the West Norwood Squadron of the ATC. The entrance fee is 6d and forces...

  • PACIFIC SHOWBOAT CONCERT PARTY: ROYAL NAVY MUSIC AND DANCE REHEARSALS,  LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    PACIFIC SHOWBOAT CONCERT PARTY: ROYAL NAVY MUSIC AND DANCE REHEARSALS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24645

    Sub-Lieutenant H Briggs (left) leads members of the Pacific Showboat Concert Party in the rehearsal of a dance sequence, somewhere in London. A pianist can be seen in the background, accompanying the men as they rehearse their steps.

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