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  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942

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

    L 426

    A woman war worker arc welds the roots of low pressure rotor turbine segments at a marine engineering shop, somewhere in Britain.

  • LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1646

    Shelterers sleep on mattresses and quilts along the floor of this shelter in the basement of a large West End department store, probably Dickins and Jones, in November 1940. Many have brought small fold-up tables to the shelter and there are rows of...

  • BRITISH TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES 1939-45

    BRITISH TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES 1939-45

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY (KIDBROOKE) COLLECTION" (photographs)

    KID 359

    Cruiser Mk I (A9)

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3464

    Vera Elliott is welcomed to her billet by her new landlady, Mrs Wright. Mrs Wright is originally from Ireland, is married to an electrical engineer and has two children. The letters 'SP' can be seen painted on the wall beside the front door,...

  • A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

    A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

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

    D 788

    Mrs Suter hangs up washing on the clothes line in the garden of the family home at 44 Edgeworth Road in Eltham, South East London in the summer of 1940. She has a clothes peg in her mouth ready for the next item of clothing.

  • THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (SAS) IN ITALY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (SAS) IN ITALY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 25417

    Men of 2 SAS attend an open-air mass in the Italian town of Cuneo, to celebrate the end of the war in Europe. The SAS troops had spent the previous month assisting partisans behind enemy lines.

  • EVACUEES TO A COMMUNAL HOSTEL IN THURLESTONE, SOUTH DEVON, ENGLAND, 1941

    EVACUEES TO A COMMUNAL HOSTEL IN THURLESTONE, SOUTH DEVON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 3135

    A group of women and children evacuated from their homes in Bristol pose for a photo with Matron outside the Swallows Communal Billet in Thurlestone, South Devon. Mrs Winter (wearing white overalls in the centre of the photograph) is originally from...

  • MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

    MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

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

    P 1034

    Eleanor Roosevelt is fitted with special shoes by a munitions worker before she can enter the 'danger' area of a British Royal Ordnance Factory. The area of the factory where workers change from their outdoor clothes (the 'dirty'...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1939-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1939-45

    (photographs)

    E 3896E

    Matilda tank and crew at El Adem aerodrome, 15 December 1941.

  • NIGHT SCHOOL GIRL: EVENING CLASSES IN WARTIME LONDON, C 1940

    NIGHT SCHOOL GIRL: EVENING CLASSES IN WARTIME LONDON, C 1940

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

    D 366

    Mrs Ridley studies a book in the library at the City Literary Institute, London. Mrs Ridley took evening classes in singing and drama.

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