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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 234

    Russian Ambassador Ivan Maisky addresses workers at a tank factory in Smethwick, during 'Tanks for Russia' week. A Valentine tank which has been produced at the factory can be seen behind him.

  • HARRY POLLITT SPEAKS OUTSIDE THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    HARRY POLLITT SPEAKS OUTSIDE THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4593

    A huge crowd has gathered outside the British Museum, probably on Montague Street, to hear Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain, make a speech about Aid to Russia. Pollitt is actually standing on top of a small van,...

  • WHITEHALL CANTEEN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, MARCH 1943

    WHITEHALL CANTEEN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, MARCH 1943

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

    D 12980

    Men and women queue to enter the Whitehall Canteen beside the pillars and portico of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. Above them flutter the flags of France and Russia.

  • 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...

  • THEY LEARN TO BE LUMBERJILLS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY FORESTRY TRAINING, CULFORD, SUFFOLK, 1943

    THEY LEARN TO BE LUMBERJILLS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY FORESTRY TRAINING, CULFORD, SUFFOLK, 1943

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

    D 14123

    Land Girls, some in uniform, some in mufti, dance with British soldiers at a dance in a large hall, near to their camp in Culford, Suffolk. The dance band plays and Union flags, and the flags of America and Russia decorate the walls above the musicians...

  • HARRY POLLITT SPEAKS AT WHITEHALL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    HARRY POLLITT SPEAKS AT WHITEHALL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4419

    Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain, gives a speech to workers in Whitehall, London, 1941.

  • 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 231

    Factory workers ride on Valentine tanks as they leave a factory in Smethwick. The notice on the front of the tanks reads "Tanks for Russia Week. Every Second Counts!". Chalked on the side of the tank (on the left hand side of the photograph...

  • PROPAGANDA ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1941

    PROPAGANDA ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1941

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

    D 4372

    Two soldiers and a civilian woman look at one of two posters pasted onto a wall or fence encouraging citizens to support Russia. The posters feature an illustration of a Red Army soldier next to a silhouette of the British Isles with the words 'The...

  • INDIAN SEAMEN ON RUSSIAN CONVOY: INJURED SEAMAN RECOVERS IN HOSPITAL, 1942

    INDIAN SEAMEN ON RUSSIAN CONVOY: INJURED SEAMAN RECOVERS IN HOSPITAL, 1942

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

    D 10966

    Indian seaman Mohamed Maberzok was injured when the Russian convoy in which he was sailing was attacked. He is now in hospital, undergoing a process of rehabilitation. Here he can be seen reading a letter.