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  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 397

    A female munitions worker explains to HM Queen Elizabeth how fuse caps are made, during a royal visit to the Royal Ordnance factory.

  • VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    P 551

    Vera Lynn sings to workers during a lunchtime concert at a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 398

    HM King George VI talks to a female machine operator during a royal visit to the Royal Ordnance factory.

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 399

    HM King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth talk to a woman operating a fuse testing machine during a visit to the Royal Ordnance factory in Blackburn. Factory superintendent Stephen van Ryssen escorts them.

  • 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 22593

    Sailors from ships moored in the harbour call into the Fleet Mail Office (probably at Portsmouth) for information regarding train times, to buy stamps or to enquire for parcels. In the foreground, a Wren reads information from a train timetable to one...

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, C 1941

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, C 1941

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

    D 3955

    A group of Air Raid Wardens relax with a game of darts at their ARP post, between calls. All are wearing their duty gas masks, showing that life can go on as normal, even whilst wearing a gas mask!

  • ANGLO-AMERICAN RECIPROCAL AID: US ARMY HOSPITAL IN BRITAIN, 1942

    ANGLO-AMERICAN RECIPROCAL AID: US ARMY HOSPITAL IN BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 11820

    Patients at this American Army Hospital, somewhere in the South East of England, queue for a meal beside the dining table in their self-service cafeteria. All are wearing pyjamas and dressing gowns, and some hold their plates ready to collect their meal...

  • COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18879

    Coal Miners Ernest 'the Emperor' Brooks (left) and George 'Napoleon' Ward leave the Midlands colliery where they work after their seven and a half hour shift. According to the original caption, "their combined output is almost...

  • WEST INDIAN WAR WORKERS' HOSTEL, ENGLAND, 1941

    WEST INDIAN WAR WORKERS' HOSTEL, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 6196

    A group of West Indian war workers relax and listen to the radio in the rest room of their hostel, somewhere in England.

  • ANGLO-AMERICAN RECIPROCAL AID: AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942

    ANGLO-AMERICAN RECIPROCAL AID: AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 11805

    A group of Stetson-wearing Texan technicians drink tea or coffee in the hostel in which they are staying, somewhere in the North of England. One of the men is pouring evaporated or condensed milk from a tin into his mug.

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