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  • THE PRODUCTION OF TANKS FOR RUSSIA, SMETHWICK, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    THE PRODUCTION OF TANKS FOR RUSSIA, SMETHWICK, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    P 233

    Factory workers ride on Valentine tanks as they leave a factory in Smethwick. A notice propped on the front of the tanks reads "All Help for Russia Now". The workers are holding a Union flag and a Russian flag and many have their fists raised...

  • EAST AFRICANS IN LONDON: LIBERATED EAST AFRICAN SOLDIERS SEE THE SIGHTS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    EAST AFRICANS IN LONDON: LIBERATED EAST AFRICAN SOLDIERS SEE THE SIGHTS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24609

    A group of East African soldiers pose for the camera outside the Salvation Army Red Shield Hostel at Regional House, Eccleston Street, Victoria, London. A female member of Salvation Army staff can be seen with them. Union flags adorn many of the...

  • HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

    HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    P 6

    HM Queen Elizabeth speaks to a worker during a visit to a factory making tents for the Royal Air Force. The worker is making a marquee at a large sewing machine. A large Union flag adorns the desk.

  • HANDING OVER WVS WAR NURSERY, MANOR HOUSE, WENDOVER, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    HANDING OVER WVS WAR NURSERY, MANOR HOUSE, WENDOVER, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    D 2423

    Lady Iris Capel removes the American and British flags to unveil the plaque commemorating the handover of the nursery from America to the WVS and the Waifs and Strays Society. Looking on are Mr McCoy of the American Red Cross and Reverend John G Lister.

  • WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

    WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

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

    D 14670

    An aerial view of the attractions on offer at this fair, being held in London's Russell Square. The loudspeakers in the foreground are used to inform visitors of what is on offer. In the background, people play games and look at various stalls,...

  • AMERICAN EMBASSY REPRESENTATIVE OPENS NEW YOUTH HOSTEL: LIFE AT BURGAGE MANOR YOUTH HOSTEL, SOUTHWELL, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    AMERICAN EMBASSY REPRESENTATIVE OPENS NEW YOUTH HOSTEL: LIFE AT BURGAGE MANOR YOUTH HOSTEL, SOUTHWELL, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21339

    A general view of the opening ceremony of the Youth Hostel at Burgage Manor, Southwell. Sara Lamport of the American Embassy is just visible in the centre. A large American flag has been draped from the central window above the porch, and just below...

  • THE RELIEF OF GUERNSEY AND SARK, CHANNEL ISLANDS, UK, MAY 1945

    THE RELIEF OF GUERNSEY AND SARK, CHANNEL ISLANDS, UK, MAY 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF FOOD SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Food official photographer

    V 187

    A general view of the main street of a town in Guernsey, showing people queuing for the stocks of British food which have just arrived following liberation. Several shop fronts can be seen, including 'Cumber' dispensing chemist (established...

  • VE DAY CELEBRATIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 8 MAY 1945

    VE DAY CELEBRATIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 8 MAY 1945

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

    D 24586

    A young man holds aloft a large Union Flag amongst the huge crowd of people that has gathered in Whitehall to listen to Churchill's Victory speech and to celebrate Victory in Europe Day. The crowd is a mix of service personnel, civilians and...

  • MARKETING WITHOUT MONEY: CHILDREN'S CLOTHING EXCHANGE, NORWOOD, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MARKETING WITHOUT MONEY: CHILDREN'S CLOTHING EXCHANGE, NORWOOD, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15090

    A member of the Women's Voluntary Service (left) examines a pile of baby's jumpers which have just been brought in to the Exchange, by the 'customer' standing next to her. At the table sit two other women and a child, looking through...

  • NAVAL WELFARE: THE WORK OF THE NAVAL FAMILY WELFARE SERVICE, UK, 1945

    NAVAL WELFARE: THE WORK OF THE NAVAL FAMILY WELFARE SERVICE, UK, 1945

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

    D 26073

    Chief Wren Nye of the Naval Family Welfare Service leads the twins of a sick sailor's wife to their temporary home. According to the original caption, the children are to be looked after by SSAFA. Behind them, as they walk down the street, can be...

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