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  • LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

    LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 7174

    A female war worker scoops small cardboard discs into a special metal tray at a factory, somewhere in Britain. These discs will form the bottom of a rifle cartridge.

  • PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1943

    PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 16970

    Laboratory staff at work in the development of penicillin. Every stage of the process is tested. Here, laboratory workers dilute the brown liquid which has been obtained from the flasks in which Penicillium mould has been grown. After dilution, the...

  • MTC GIRLS FOR AMERICA: WOMEN OF THE MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS AT WORK, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    MTC GIRLS FOR AMERICA: WOMEN OF THE MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS AT WORK, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 2523

    Mrs Pat Macleod and Miss Winifred Ashford pack their suitcases for departure. It is unclear whether this is their departure from America to Britain, or from a depot to another posting elsewhere in Britain.

  • COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18874

    Flight Lieutenant Tilsley (right) visits the coal face and asks miners Ernest 'the Emperor' Brooks (left) and George 'Napoleon' Ward about life as a miner at a colliery, somewhere in the Midlands. According to the original caption:...

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

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

    D 22596

    A Royal Marine stretches across from his landing craft to collect a sack of letters from a Wren of the Fleet Mail. The Wren is standing on the Mail Boat, which has come alongside the landing craft.

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21761

    A young boy, son of a canal boatman, turns the handle of a lock, probably somewhere along Regent's Canal. He is winding up the paddles to let the water from the top level fill the lock and raise the boats.

  • SAFETY FIRST: ROAD SAFETY FOR CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1942

    SAFETY FIRST: ROAD SAFETY FOR CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 7804

    A policeman helps a young boy and girl to cross the road, somewhere in Britain, 1942.

  • INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

    INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 9500

    A striking head and shoulders portrait of Flying Officer P C Ramachandran wearing flying helmet and gloves, beside his aircraft, prior to a test flight.

  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 11856

    25 year old Alfred Hammond winds the field system of a dynamometer for aircraft engine testing at a factory somewhere in the Midlands. According to the original caption, Alfred has worked at this factory for 11 years.

  • CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

    CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4993

    A man in a bowler hat checks his duty timetable on the firewatchers' rota board in a town, somewhere in England. The rota on the board is for the week beginning 18 October 1941.

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