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  • 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...

  • LONDON IS STILL LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1941

    LONDON IS STILL LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1941

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

    D 2095

    A sailor and his girlfriend are amongst the crowds listening to a speech by a member of the Socialist Party at Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park.

  • 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 14677

    Film and stage actor Derek de Marnay stands at a microphone and points to someone in the crowd as he auctions a very small, very green, banana as part of the festivities in Russell Square. According to the original caption, the piece of fruit fetched £5.

  • BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

    BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 8955

    Boys clear rubble and begin to prepare the ground with spade, fork and rake, in order plant beans on a makeshift allotment on a London bomb site. The seeds they will be planting were sent to them from America.

  • CABBAGES AND PRIMA DONNAS:  LIFE IN WARTIME COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    CABBAGES AND PRIMA DONNAS: LIFE IN WARTIME COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 577

    Mr Ben Coombs, a salesman for F A Secrett Ltd, of Bell Farm, Walton-on-Thames, sells rhubarb and daffodils from his booth at Covent Garden market in London, 1940.

  • LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

    LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

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

    D 6575

    Groceries, fruit and vegetables on sale at Shearn's on Tottenham Court Road.

  • LONDON IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF WAR: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, 1944

    LONDON IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF WAR: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, 1944

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

    D 18302

    Members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and children are amongst those feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square in London. In the background, the base of Nelson's Column is covered in War Savings posters and one of the Trafalgar Square...

  • CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR TROOPER DEVEREUX'S DAUGHTER: CHRISTMAS IN WARTIME, PINNER, MIDDLESEX, DECEMBER 1944

    CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR TROOPER DEVEREUX'S DAUGHTER: CHRISTMAS IN WARTIME, PINNER, MIDDLESEX, DECEMBER 1944

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

    D 23005

    Outside the main entrance to Selfridge's department store on Oxford Street, representatives of the YMCA load the Christmas tree they have just purchased into their van. The tree is destined for Mrs Devereux and her daughter Jean, a present from Mrs...

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

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

    D 12270

    In the toy department of a large department store in London's West End, Pauline Craske (left) buys a woolly toy dog for a friend's baby. In the background, a young boy looks for something to buy with his pocket money.

  • DAY NURSERY AT TOTTENHAM, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    DAY NURSERY AT TOTTENHAM, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 451

    Mrs Violet M Gruncell leaves her 4 year old daughter Beryl with a nurse at the entrance to Park Lane Municipal Day Nursery, London, N17, February/March 1940.

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