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  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24176

    A general view of a cab rank: French style! A row of Velo taxis line the kerb of a leafy street in the Spring sunshine, somewhere in Paris. Pedestrians can be clearly seen, going about their daily business.

  • PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24166

    A large group of people, including children and American and British soldiers, crowd around a trio of musicians to hear a new song in the Place de la Madelaine, Paris, France. The sun shines on the musicians (an accordion player, a female drummer, and a...

  • PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24161

    A large group of civilians queues outside a bakery-patisserie on a street, somewhere in Paris. There are a large number of men in this queue, which is a big difference from similar queues in Britain. One boy has just bought his two baguette loaves. In...

  • PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24174

    French civilians buy potatoes and leeks from a small market stall, somewhere in Paris. According to the original caption "potatoes are rationed, the pile of leeks won't last long, there is very little else for sale".

  • BOAT TRAIN FOR PARIS: TRANSPORT IN WARTIME, 1945

    BOAT TRAIN FOR PARIS: TRANSPORT IN WARTIME, 1945

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

    D 24255

    Children clamour for gifts of chocolate and sandwiches from passengers on the train travelling from the docks to Paris. A serviceman, smoking a pipe, hands out sweets as the train speeds by. The passengers of the train began their journey at London...

  • PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, MARCH 1945

    PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, MARCH 1945

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

    D 24177

    A general view of a fish stall in a market, somewhere in Paris. According to the original caption, "fish is rationed on a complicated system of monthly tickets. When you are properly registered and have got your ticket, the fish isn't always...