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  • 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 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 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.

  • Vomero from Castel St. Elmo

    Vomero from Castel St. Elmo

    (art) Made by: Aldridge, John 1945

    Art.IWM ART 16741

    image: a view down a road winding uphill towards a fortified town and castle. In the foreground a group of sailors talk, some sitting on the wall that edges the road, others standing. Another group of sailors are standing in the road in the middleground...

  • HMS Boadicea disabled by German Bombers during the Evacuation : 10th/11th June, 1940

    HMS Boadicea disabled by German Bombers during the Evacuation : 10th/11th June, 1940

    (art) Made by: Seddon, Richard Harding 1940-06-10

    Art.IWM ART LD 5989

    image: HMS Boadicea shown from the stern, keeling to the left, with a tug on either side. A low land mass can be seen in the background.

  • 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.

  • 'The Admiralty Regrets...'

    'The Admiralty Regrets...'

    (art) Made by: Weston, Garth 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 1831

    image: A scene on the deck of a ship in the aftermath of enemy fire. The ship is damaged and has two sailors lying dead or wounded on the deck, with blood visible from their wounds. Another sailor is emerging from the door to the left and black smoke...

  • 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.

  • 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.

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