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  • LIFE IN THE INTER-WAR BRITISH ARMY

    LIFE IN THE INTER-WAR BRITISH ARMY

    part of "WAR OFFICE INTERWAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: British Army photographer

    ARMY TRAINING 19/128

    Interior of the Bakery in old Wellington Barracks, London.

  • A MODERN BAKERY: THE WORK OF WONDER BAKERY, WOOD GREEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A MODERN BAKERY: THE WORK OF WONDER BAKERY, WOOD GREEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23146

    As soon as flour arrives at the Wonder Bakery in Wood Green from the mills, workers empty the bags into the blender. The sacks are stamped: "S & H Robinson, Deptford Bridge Mills, SE8". Each sack contains 140lb of flour and costs 2/6.

  • "VICTORY V" DISHES AT A LONDON INN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 1942

    "VICTORY V" DISHES AT A LONDON INN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF FOOD SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Food official photographer

    V 123

    A waitress at the the 'Quality Inn' on Regent Street collects a 'Victory Dish' from the serving ledge as cooks work behind her. Two posters explaining these meals can be seen on the ledge. According to the original caption: "...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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 2166

    Men of the Pioneer Corps gather around a WVS canteen and relax with tea and buns after a morning of clearing rubble and debris following an air raid in this area of London, 1941.

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: United States Army Signal Corps photographer

    EA 25885

    GIs and British Children: Two hundred British children who had suffered as a result of the war were guests of a United States Unit on Thanksgiving Day in London. Photograph shows a view of the party with Americans serving the children food. The United...

  • BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25031

    Women and children queue outside the greengrocer's shop owned by J Wood, at 97-99 High Road, Wood Green, London. Also visible are 'B. Hemming's' and 'Hammett's'. A sign in the greengrocer's states that '...

  • BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25036

    Housewives queue around a greengrocer's stall on Wood Green High Road. The original caption states that "potatoes, once taken for granted as the mainstay of a meal, are now regarded as rare prizes and worth waiting for".

  • 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 2163

    It is now 11am and members of the Pioneer Corps help WVS ladies unload trays of buns and pies from the WVS canteen, somewhere in London, 1941. The Pioneer Corps have been helping to clear up the rubble and debris caused by an air raid in this area.

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