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  • VILLAGE HOME GUARD, SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND, C 1942

    VILLAGE HOME GUARD, SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND, C 1942

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

    D 9265

    Home Guard bayonet instructor Corporal Charles Batchelor thrusts his bayonet firmly into a hanging sack (representing the enemy) during a training exercise in an English village.

  • ANIMALS IN WAR 1939-1945

    ANIMALS IN WAR 1939-1945

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM POSTER COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 6710

    An air raid precautions leaflet giving details of the presence of domestic pets, which was issued by the National Canine Defence League and the RSPCA during the war. The leaflet was fixed to the gatepost to alert rescuers in the event of the house being...

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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

    D 5890

    The Second World War: ARP Warden's civilian duty respirator.

  • TRAFFIC CONTROL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND, 1943

    TRAFFIC CONTROL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 15630

    A traffic policeman sits in his 'booth' in Durham's Market Square. The place names above his head were painted over as an anti-invasion precaution, but the paint is now wearing off in parts.

  • STIRRUP PUMP MANUFACTURE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    STIRRUP PUMP MANUFACTURE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    D 3590

    A wide view of workers and machinery in a workshop which produces 10,000 stirrup pumps per week.

  • EVACUEES FROM BRISTOL TO KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, 1940

    EVACUEES FROM BRISTOL TO KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, 1940

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

    D 2597

    A group of young female evacuees carry their suitcases and gas masks as they are led along the platform upon arrival at Brent Station. The train on which they have just travelled is visible behind them. About 175 children were evacuated at this time...

  • EVACUEES IN DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    EVACUEES IN DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    D 2662

    Charlie Swanscott plays with a bow and arrow in the sunshine in Totnes, Devon. He has been evacuated from his home in Blackfriars, London.

  • INVASION VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN ORFORD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, 1941

    INVASION VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN ORFORD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4862

    A striking portrait of villager Mrs Redmond, now a widow, who wears the medals that her late husband won during his service with the navy during the First World War. Four of her sons are serving in the navy, whilst a fifth is in the army. She '...

  • WARTIME IN THE SCILLIES: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE SCILLY ISLES, 1941

    WARTIME IN THE SCILLIES: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE SCILLY ISLES, 1941

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

    D 3285

    A half-length portrait of an Air Raid Precautions messenger boy, probably on St Mary's in the Scilly Isles. He is wearing a steel helmet with the letter 'M' stuck on it. His 'ARP' badge is clearly visible on his lapel.

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM POSTER COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 13413

    Posters recruiting women into the war effort: “ARP look to you” - issued by the Women’s Voluntary Services.

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