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  • 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 2952

    Boys, including a Boy Scout, enjoy a game of football in the sunshine in Hyde Park. A naval cadet and several other children can be seen in the background, watching from a distance.

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

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

    D 18941

    German PoWs with kitbags are marched through a London station (possibly Euston) under escort by British Military Police as they are transferred from one camp to another.

  • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 19043

    Lorry driver Fred Horrod arrives back in London at about 7:25pm on his return trip from Manchester. On his way along a misty Victoria Embankment, he passes several trams as he heads towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The original caption...

  • 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 20986

    During a visit to a jam factory near his church, (probably Tate and Lyle in Silvertown), Reverend Joseph Stevens accompanies factory workers down into their air raid shelter as the siren sounds. The women carry their trays of strawberries with them to...

  • 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 20995

    Reverend Joseph Stephens leads his congregation in prayer during a service at St Mark's Church, Silvertown. The services are held in a curtained off section of a side chapel in the church, as much of the building was damaged during the Blitz....

  • REPAIRING BOOKS FOR THE SERVICES: THE WORK OF THE SERVICES CENTRAL BOOK DEPOT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK , 1944

    REPAIRING BOOKS FOR THE SERVICES: THE WORK OF THE SERVICES CENTRAL BOOK DEPOT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK , 1944

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

    D 21910

    Women at work in the repair depot of the Services Central Book Depot. These women are all volunteers and are working hard to repair many different types of books. In the background can be seen the presses which, according to the original caption, have...

  • 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 '...

  • VICTORY PARADE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 8 JUNE 1946

    VICTORY PARADE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 8 JUNE 1946

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

    D 27859

    Crowds line the route as Royal Air Force Mechanical Horses with Torpedoes make their way towards the Saluting Base in the Mall, as part of the Victory Parade. In the background, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge can be clearly seen.

  • WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17188

    Two women enjoy afternoon tea in their seat in the auditorium of the New Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, during the interval of the matinee performance of 'La Traviata'. They have balanced the tray of china on their laps as they sip...

  • 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 15040

    In the ornate surroundings of the rounded central hall of the National Gallery, now empty of the paintings which once hung there, war workers relax during their lunch hour by listening to the Blech String Quartet with Watson Forbes on viola, as they play...

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