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  • 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 21977

    Thomas Brash and Mrs Gladys Mitchell, telephone engineers of the General Post Office, arrive in their small van to reconnect the badly damaged Church House Inn in Stokenham to the telephone network. They are removing cables and equipment from their...

  • 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 22607

    The WRNS Duty Cipher Officer (speaking on the telephone) is hard at work in the Signal Distribution Office of the Central Communications Branch. She is distributing signals for the base. A WRNS Cipher Officer is handing the DCO a deciphered signal...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 2912

    This photograph on board HMS KIPLING, part of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla gives the impression of a gala day or a war time regatta, but it is merely the signal flags day out after being washed and the flags are hoisted to dry.

  • LIFE ON BOARD HMS DUNLUCE CASTLE, HOME FLEETANCHORAGE, DECEMBER 1941

    LIFE ON BOARD HMS DUNLUCE CASTLE, HOME FLEETANCHORAGE, DECEMBER 1941

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 13325

    Crew men enjoying their Christmas mail on the deck of HMS DUNLUCE CASTLE.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 955

    An American bicycle which was part of the equipment of two newly acquired American destroyers, renamed CASTLETON and CAMPBELTOWN, which came over manned by British crews and were refitted. It is now used by the ship's postman to take the mail ashore...

  • CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS VICTORIOUS AT SCAPA FLOW, 17 DECEMBER 1941

    CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS VICTORIOUS AT SCAPA FLOW, 17 DECEMBER 1941

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 6688

    The Rev G W Dixon, MA, RN, who with other officers takes his turn as Censor Duty Officer, is well occupied handling the huge outgoing Christmas mail.

  • LIFE ON BOARD HMS DUNLUCE CASTLE, HOME FLEETANCHORAGE, DECEMBER 1941

    LIFE ON BOARD HMS DUNLUCE CASTLE, HOME FLEETANCHORAGE, DECEMBER 1941

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 13329

    Postmen from various Ship's Messes, line up outside the ship's Mail Office to collect mail for their messmates.

  • FILM SHOW AT HIGHEST VILLAGE IN THE HIGHLANDS: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM SCREENING, TOMINTOUL, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1943

    FILM SHOW AT HIGHEST VILLAGE IN THE HIGHLANDS: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM SCREENING, TOMINTOUL, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 22624

    Ministry of Information Film Operator John Macdougall explains his Bell & Howell projector to a group of villagers in the Memorial Hall in Tomintoul. Amongst the crowd are the local policeman (third from left) and a member of the local Home Guard (...

  • NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

    NURSERY FOR WORKING MOTHERS: THE WORK OF FLINT GREEN ROAD NURSERY, BIRMINGHAM, 1942

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

    D 9054

    Sylvia Rainford (aged 4) sits on the grass in the evening sunshine, her toy dog at her side, and writes a letter to her father, who is serving somewhere in the Middle East. Sylvia lives at the nursery while her mother does night work in a munitions...

  • ARMY POST OFFICE: CORRESPONDENCE AND MAIL IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    ARMY POST OFFICE: CORRESPONDENCE AND MAIL IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20382

    A busy scene in a disused dance hall, somewhere in the Midlands, which is now used as the Army Post Office. Sorting is underway by members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Mail is first sorted into the various branches of the services and then,...

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