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  • THE SEVEN SEAS CLUB: LIFE AT THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 1943

    THE SEVEN SEAS CLUB: LIFE AT THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 1943

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

    D 13929

    Men staying at the Seven Seas Club in Edinburgh enjoy a sing-song in one of the bedrooms. Here we see Teaka Makario Bou, a Fighting French sailor from Tahiti playing his guitar for Vernon Zocchi from California and Igitar Nalard from Norway.

  • 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...

  • THE SEVEN SEAS CLUB: LIFE AT THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 1943

    THE SEVEN SEAS CLUB: LIFE AT THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 1943

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

    D 13928

    American seaman J C Winaski from Connecticut (left) shakes hands with Teaka Makario Bou, a Fighting French sailor from French Tahiti at the bar of the Seven Seas Club in Edinburgh. Andrew Jacobsen, from Norway, stands between them.

  • 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...

  • ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

    ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1722

    Free French soldiers and sailors buy a copy of the 'France' newspaper from a newsagent somewhere in London in 1940. This newspaper enabled French troops in Britain to read about the war in their own language.

  • 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".

  • 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...

  • ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

    ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1724

    A policeman gives directions to Free French soldiers and sailors, somewhere in London in 1940. In the background a London Underground subway sign is just visible, and a car is parked alongside the troops.

  • ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

    ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1725

    Free French soldiers and sailors enjoy a pint of beer in a London pub, 1940. A young woman serves them their drinks.

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