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  • SOLDIERS WORKING ON THE LAND: HELPING WITH THE HARVEST, UK, JULY 1945

    SOLDIERS WORKING ON THE LAND: HELPING WITH THE HARVEST, UK, JULY 1945

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

    D 25611

    Soldiers of various regiments of the British Army work to help bring in the harvest, somewhere in Britain. Here a group of men can be seen weeding in a large field in the sunshine. Behind them can be seen the rolling fields of the surrounding...

  • BOY SCOUTS PICK FRUIT FOR JAM: LIFE AT A FRUIT-PICKING CAMP NEAR CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

    BOY SCOUTS PICK FRUIT FOR JAM: LIFE AT A FRUIT-PICKING CAMP NEAR CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    D 16210

    The boys gather in the dappled shade of the trees to present their baskets of plums to the female representative of the jam company to be weighed. The fruit is weighed by the pound and the weights are entered into a ledger before the baskets are emptied...

  • MODERN FARMING: AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    MODERN FARMING: AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 15980

    Two agricultural workers operate their combine harvester on a sunny wheat field in Hampshire. The self-propelled harvester covers three processes in one: it cuts the corn, separates the wheat and pours it into sacks, and discharges the straw on the...

  • BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

    BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 8953

    A three-quarter length portrait of eleven year old Jimmy West as he digs on a makeshift allotment on a bombed site in London, ready to plant the bean seeds sent from America. According to the original caption, Jimmy had been evacuated to Ware in...

  • SPRINGFIELD IN WARTIME: EVERYDAY LIFE IN AN ESSEX VILLAGE, AUGUST 1941

    SPRINGFIELD IN WARTIME: EVERYDAY LIFE IN AN ESSEX VILLAGE, AUGUST 1941

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

    D 4273

    Members of Springfield Women's Institute (WI) make chutney at a table set up in the garden of the rectory. Bringing the apples, on the right of the photograph, is Mrs Vigne, the leader of the group. Apples, rhubarb and onions are all grown in...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    D 21979

    A group of sailors smile for the camera as they sit in the sunshine on the back of a tractor-drawn cart carrying them to the fields in the Slapton area of Devon. They have volunteered to do emergency farm work for the Devon War Agricultural Committee.

  • BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

    BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 8955

    Boys clear rubble and begin to prepare the ground with spade, fork and rake, in order plant beans on a makeshift allotment on a London bomb site. The seeds they will be planting were sent to them from America.

  • KEEPING POULTRY IN BRITAIN, 1944

    KEEPING POULTRY IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    TR 1592

    Nesting boxes should have a layer of straw to prevent breakages.

  • KEEPING POULTRY IN BRITAIN, 1944

    KEEPING POULTRY IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    TR 1586

    Nesting boxes should have a layer of straw at the bottom to prevent egg breakage.

  • FARMER'S SON: LIFE ON MOUNT BARTON FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

    FARMER'S SON: LIFE ON MOUNT BARTON FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 9982

    Colin Hoare feeds the pigs on his father's farm. The pig swill these animals are eating has come from various Torquay hotels.

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