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  • 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...

  • 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 4853

    A wide view of the village of Orford, taken from the top of the castle tower, showing houses and vehicles. Dominating the skyline is the tower of St. Bartholomew's Church, visible on the left of the photograph, just in front of the fields and trees...

  • 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...

  • Arrival of HM the King at Malta, 1943

    Arrival of HM the King at Malta, 1943

    (art) Made by: Langmaid, Rowland 1943

    Art.IWM ART 15082

    image: A dazzle camouflage painted Royal Navy warship carrying King George VI sails into Valletta harbour, preceded by two smaller vessels. There are several small rowing boats in the harbour towards the foreground, with the harbour's breakwater...

  • 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 2938

    Cars, buses, taxis and pedestrians go about their daily business in this photograph of a busy and bustling Regent Street.

  • 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 2949

    A hole in the ground and a pile of debris is all that is left of the building that once stood here in New Bridge Street, London, EC4. Across the rubble, life continues as before, with cars and pedestrians hurrying by. A branch of Boots the Chemist can...

  • 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 27856

    Crowds line the route as fire engines of the National Fire Service (NFS) make their way towards the Saluting Base in the Mall, as part of the Victory Parade. These vehicles represent the contribution of the Civil Defence services to the war effort. In...

  • 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 16835

    Lilian Carpenter and Vera Perkins drive their horse-drawn cart around Ludgate Circus and head towards Ludgate Hill, whilst on their way to make a delivery for the LMS Railway Company. The photograph was taken from just under the railway bridge at...

  • 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...

  • 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 16829

    At the junction of New Bond Street and Conduit Street in London, Vera Perkins leans out of the horse-drawn cart being driven by Lilian Carpenter to ask a traffic policeman for directions. On the corner, the large building of C J Lytle Ltd Advertising...

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