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  • Chancery Lane Fireplaces

    Chancery Lane Fireplaces

    (art) Made by: Cook, Frederick T W 1944

    Art.IWM ART 16124

    image: The severely bomb damaged remains of buildings in central London. Towards the foreground are two tall chimney breasts, which appear to be the only remains intact of two large buildings. They appear precarious, as if they may collapse at any moment...

  • Gasworkers

    Gasworkers

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2430

    image: seven men in suits, some wearing tin helmets, stand in a semicircle around a gas valve in a gasworks. A man on the right is closing the valve. They stand inside the metal structure of a gasometer, a large pile of debris and plumes of smoke behind...

  • St Paul's by Moonlight, 1941

    St Paul's by Moonlight, 1941

    (art) Made by: Methuen, Lord (RA) 4th Baron 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 5860

    image: Moonlit view of St Paul's Cathedral surrounded by clear spaces and bomb damaged buildings as a result of a German air raid.

  • London 'Carries On'

    London 'Carries On'

    (art) Made by: Howitt-Lodge, B 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 1508

    image: View through a door way to a bomb-damaged room, with a man at a desk and another standing by. The wall behind them has been blown away showing the street beyond and a washing line. There is a temporary fence across the doorway with the words,...

  • Incendiaries in a Suburb, 1941

    Incendiaries in a Suburb, 1941

    (art) Made by: Carr, Henry 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1518

    image: A night scene showing an incendiary air-raid with explosions in the sky and fire raging in the distance. A group of civilians are putting out two incendiaries in their front garden. A team of workers surround a fallen tree, someone leans out from...

  • 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...

  • BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2166

    Men of the Pioneer Corps gather around a WVS canteen and relax with tea and buns after a morning of clearing rubble and debris following an air raid in this area of London, 1941.

  • 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 8950

    Jimmy West (aged 11) plants bean seeds on a makeshift allotment, on land cultivated from a London bomb site. The seeds he is sowing were donated by America. According to the original caption, Jimmy 'was evacuated for a time to Ware in...

  • SEVEN PAIRS OF TINY BOOTS: AMERICAN AID TO BRITISH CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1941

    SEVEN PAIRS OF TINY BOOTS: AMERICAN AID TO BRITISH CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 3728

    Doreen Massow, aged 2, and friends try on pairs of shoes that have been sent to them courtesy of Mrs Abernathy, from Seattle, a member of the English Speaking Union. Doreen in now homeless: she was staying at a neighbour's house whilst her mother...

  • LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, c 1940

    LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, c 1940

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

    D 2617

    Auxiliary Firemen Bernard Hailstone, Leonard Rosoman and Richard Southern sit amongst rubble and share a smoke after a 'shout', somewhere in London. Southern, who is smoking a pipe, lights the cigarette of Hailstone, whilst Rosoman looks on.

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