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  • AID FROM AMERICA: LEND-LEASE FOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    AID FROM AMERICA: LEND-LEASE FOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4318

    A waiter dishes up a plate of American eggs and bacon to a group of people seated at a table outside the empty shell of a severely bomb damaged school. The school has the words 'Sayer Street Schools, 1891' on the stone plaque visible on the...

  • NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE ON WAR PRODUCTION: WAR WORK IN A FIRE STATION, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE ON WAR PRODUCTION: WAR WORK IN A FIRE STATION, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17215

    In the shadow of the Tower of London, NFS firemen of the River Thames Formation travel down the river on their way to an incident after receiving a call at the fire station. Signalling from the deck of the boat is Fireman H S Bellingham. Immediately...

  • HARRY POLLITT SPEAKS OUTSIDE THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    HARRY POLLITT SPEAKS OUTSIDE THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4593

    A huge crowd has gathered outside the British Museum, probably on Montague Street, to hear Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain, make a speech about Aid to Russia. Pollitt is actually standing on top of a small van,...

  • BRITAIN HEARS NEWS OF END OF JAP WAR: CELEBRATING VICTORY IN JAPAN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 15 AUGUST 1945

    BRITAIN HEARS NEWS OF END OF JAP WAR: CELEBRATING VICTORY IN JAPAN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 15 AUGUST 1945

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

    D 25637

    Civilians walk amongst the piles of torn up paper which have been thrown, 'ticker tape'-style, from the windows of offices, on Lower Regent Street, London, to celebrate the signing of the Peace with Japan. A young boy can be seen playing with...

  • ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THE WORK OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THE WORK OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22296

    Clive W Black is the house steward at the Royal Academy of Music. He helped to organise the Academy's ARP provision, and can be seen here acting as a fire watcher on the roof of the Academy. A good view of the local area can be seen from the roof...

  • WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

    WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

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

    D 16394

    Actor Douglas Byng (centre, just stepping onto the pavement) arrives for work at the Lyric Theatre, where he is starring in 'Flying Colours' with Binnie Hale and Jackie Hunter. Behind him, the queue of people awaiting entry can be seen under...

  • SOUTH AFRICAN EX-POW IN LONDON: SERGEANT VISSER TOURS LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    SOUTH AFRICAN EX-POW IN LONDON: SERGEANT VISSER TOURS LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25862

    Sergeant Visser, a South African ex-Prisoner-of-War, stops to look at the Houses of Parliament, during a visit to London. Big Ben can be clearly seen behind him.

  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, LONDON, UK, 1940

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, LONDON, UK, 1940

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

    D 1497

    A view of Marble Arch in London, which is used as a Ministry of Information 'special poster site'. On the side is a 'Dig for Victory' poster and across the front is a large banner encouraging the public to buy National War Bonds.

  • SAVILE ROW: TAILORING AT HENRY POOLE & CO., LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    SAVILE ROW: TAILORING AT HENRY POOLE & CO., LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21870

    A member of staff at Henry Poole and Co. examines a display of fabrics in the showroom on Savile Row. The interior of the showroom is 18th century and very ornate, with a high ceiling and marble pillars. The original caption explains that although the...

  • VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 16840

    Lilian Carpenter passes a large basket from the back of her horse-drawn van to the waiting trolley of a porter in St Paul's Churchyard, as part of a delivery she is making on behalf of the LMS Railway Company. Her mate can be seen in the background...

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