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  • BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2734

    A view of a winding road, somewhere in London, showing the black and white stripes or blocks which have been painted on the kerb to give a checked effect, highlighting the kerb to drivers in the blackout.

  • AFS EXHIBITION FOR NEW YORK, 1941

    AFS EXHIBITION FOR NEW YORK, 1941

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

    D 2996

    A photograph showing an exhibition designed by the Ministry of Information relating to the work of the London Fire Brigade and the Auxiliary Fire Service, which is to be shipped to New York. The various panels of the display include 'Progress of an...

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2742

    This photograph shows a thick brick blast wall which has been built in front of a Police Box, somewhere in London. The lower part of the wall has been painted with black and white stripes to make it clearly visible to pedestrians in the blackout.

  • BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2749

    This photograph shows the hooded headlamps of a Westminster stretcher party vehicle, somewhere in London. The hood fits over the headlamp and is completely solid, with the exception of three strips cut into it which allow light to filter through and...

  • BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2730

    This photograph shows a large white 'V' painted on the road in the Strand in London, as a precaution for those driving in the blackout.

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2739

    The large windows above this J Lyon's and Company tea shop have been bricked up, but with a few small openings remaining. The windows have been bricked up so that they are not continually smashed during air raids. A bus stop is also just visible...

  • BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2733

    A member of the Westminster Road Lining Unit pushes his line-painting machine along a London street as he puts the finishing touches to the large white 'Y' he is painting on the road. Several cars can be seen in the background.

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2748

    A view of the interior of a London bus, showing the anti-blast window protection mesh which has been installed on this vehicle. A few small round holes can be seen in the netting, probably to allow passengers to see out of the window properly.

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2752

    A view of the shopfront of chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker, in London's Mayfair, showing that the majority of the shop window has been boarded up, with the exception of a small triangular opening in which to display their goods. The aim of this...

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2738

    The windows of this large rounded building (probably Westminster City Hall on Charing Cross Road) have been bricked up, both as a way to blackout the building, but also to prevent the glass from being continuously smashed by air raids. Various posters,...

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