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  • MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

    MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

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

    D 2291

    A two storey house is brought down with high explosives to reproduce the collapse of a house brought on by heavy bombs falling close by during a test in 1941. The indoor 'table-type', or Morrison, shelter was placed in a ground floor room...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 7905

    Two members of a heavy rescue party help a casualty pick his way over rubble out of a bomb-damaged building, with a third member holding a rope as a handrail. More rescuers guide a stretchered casualty down a ladder from a second storey window, as part...

  • 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 8956

    A group of boys set to work with forks and spades amidst the rubble of a bomb site in the East End of London. They are creating an allotment on this small patch of wasteland, where a house once stood. Behind them, the backs of other houses can be seen.

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 7873

    An Air Raid Warden runs across a large pile of rubble, past a casualty lying on the ground, to report this incident in Edith Villas, Fulham, to his ARP post, and summon help from the other Civil Defence services. Behind him, another Warden can be seen,...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 7908

    Four firemen of the National Fire Service tackle a blaze in a house near to the bomb-damaged buildings from which many casualties have been evacuated. Behind them, rescue work continues in these houses on Edith Villas in Fulham.

  • BERLIN: THE CAPTURE AND AFTERMATH OF WAR 1945-1947

    BERLIN: THE CAPTURE AND AFTERMATH OF WAR 1945-1947

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 8573

    The Reichstag after the allied bombing of Berlin.

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 7895

    A Warden rescues a young boy from under the rubble and debris next to a bomb-damaged house in Fulham. Another warden attends to the boy's mother, who is still buried behind them. This photograph was probably taken on Edith Villas.

  • Official photograph

    Official photograph

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CL 1517

    A scene at the bombed railway sidings of Middleburg station where railway lines were blown over adjoining buildings.

  • THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE AFTER 250 YEARS, DUKES PLACE, LONDON, 1941

    THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE AFTER 250 YEARS, DUKES PLACE, LONDON, 1941

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

    D 3421

    Reverend Hermann Mayerowitsch stands under the decorated arch of the Ark of the Great Synagogue which still stands proudly amidst rubble and debris, following a devastating air raid which occurred on the evening of Saturday 10 May 1941. All that is left...

  • EXETER IN WARTIME, 1943

    EXETER IN WARTIME, 1943

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

    D 16649

    Signboards advertise the new locations of the shops that once stood on High Street, Exeter before their demolition following destroyed in the Blitz stand amongst the rubble that exists where the shops once stood. In the background, Exeter

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