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  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 26046

    Royal Marines of the Bomb Disposal and Render Mines Safe Squad dealing with German G mines and parachute mines recovered from under dock walls in Boulogne. Note the damaged buildings in the background.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 26042

    The time fuse detonator being removed by the RMS and BDO (Render Mines Safe and Bomb Disposal Officer) from a German G mine recovered from under a road junction. It weighed just under a ton and contained 1600 lbs of explosive. Note the damaged buildings...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 11484

    HMS CORAL being broken up in Dry Dock No 3 in Malta Dockyard.

  • PICTURES FROM THE WESTERN DESERT

    PICTURES FROM THE WESTERN DESERT

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    E 1434

    A British gun boat from China waters with a shallow draught, crept along the coast and entered Bardia harbour. The shore batteries of the Italians could not depress low enough to shoot at her when her presence in the harbour was discovered. She sank...

  • The First British Troops in Rangoon

    The First British Troops in Rangoon

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1945

    Art.IWM ART LD 5181

    image: a view from a ship towards the quay side where civilians are gathering to welcome the troops. Behind the crowds the twisted wreckage of some bombed buildings are just visible.

  • A Temple Showing Remains of a Japanese Lookout Post on the Roof

    A Temple Showing Remains of a Japanese Lookout Post on the Roof

    (art) Made by: Bird, Paul 1945-01-01

    Art.IWM ART LD 5096

    image: A view of a badly damaged, overgrown, ruined temple with the shutters falling off their hinges and plaster coming away from the walls. A stone staircase leads up to the roof of the building. Built on the flat roof is a wooden viewing platform.

  • Russians Repairing the Bombed Wooden Quay at Murmansk with HM Trawler Lord Austin alongside : September 1944

    Russians Repairing the Bombed Wooden Quay at Murmansk with HM Trawler Lord Austin alongside : September 1944

    (art) Made by: Morris, James 1944-09-01

    Art.IWM ART LD 3974

    image: Russian soldiers repair the wooden jetty that they are sitting on with port buildings in the background. In the foreground some of the deck of HM Trawler Lord Austin is visible with three sailors preparing a rowing boat. A white ensign flies...

  • A Crater in the Naval Dockyard, Hong Kong

    A Crater in the Naval Dockyard, Hong Kong

    (art) Made by: Rosoman, Leonard Henry 1945

    Art.IWM ART LD 5650

    image: A view looking down into a hole in the dockside. The damage has exposed the wooden structure underneath and the metal cables within the concrete. Boats can be seen out at sea in the background, with mountains beyond.

  • Courseulles : a wrecked LCT (Landing Craft, Tank) on the beach

    Courseulles : a wrecked LCT (Landing Craft, Tank) on the beach

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen

    Art.IWM ART LD 4363

    image: the stern of an LCT lies rusting on the sand at low tide, watched by a soldier. In the background there are several other landing craft at sea with barrage balloons flying above.

  • Courseulles : a direct hit on a German gun. LBVs (Landing barges, vehicle) beyond.

    Courseulles : a direct hit on a German gun. LBVs (Landing barges, vehicle) beyond.

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen

    Art.IWM ART LD 4389

    image: a dented, rusting gun in a damaged gun emplacement in the foreground, in front of a row of landing craft and amphibious vehicles on the beach behind. The sky above is dotted with barrage balloons.

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