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  • THE VJ DAY CELEBRATIONS, 15 AUGUST 1945

    THE VJ DAY CELEBRATIONS, 15 AUGUST 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1945-08-15

    D 25639

    Crowds of people wait for news at the junction of Whitehall with Downing Street, 15 August 1945. The crowd consists of service personnel and civilians alike, all waiting for confirmation from the Prime Minister that the war in Japan is over. Clearly...

  • 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 12990

    Women of the Whitehall Canteen wait at the bus stop outside the National Gallery after the canteen has closed for the day. Left to right they are: Mrs Maini-Cooke, Mrs Bobby Kenyon, Mrs Potter, Mrs J P Tullock, Mrs Lubbock, Lady Gater, Mrs A Parnwell....

  • ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

    ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

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

    D 4592

    As part of a programme entitled 'Meet John Londoner', here we see correspondent Wynford Vaughan Thomas asking Mrs Galraith, a member of the public, a question. They are surrounded by a crowd of passers-by, including Leslie Hancock, a soldier...

  • WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17180

    The house lights dim, and a hush descends over the audience, in preparation for curtain up at the New Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London. Peter Gellhorn prepares to conduct the overture to 'La Traviata'. The orchestra pit at the New...

  • LOUDSPEAKERS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    LOUDSPEAKERS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    D 3616

    A view of one of the four loudspeaker units that were installed on the fountains in Trafalgar Square to relay the music of military bands that played on the roof of the surface shelter, also in Trafalgar Square.

  • VILLAGE CHURCH: EVERYDAY LIFE IN UFFINGTON, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    VILLAGE CHURCH: EVERYDAY LIFE IN UFFINGTON, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 19388

    Shafts of sunlight stream into the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Uffington, Berkshire, during a Sunday morning service in Lent. The Vicar, Reverend G A Bridle, can just be seen at the altar, with his back to the congregation. The original caption...

  • WAR BRIDE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, MARCH 1943

    WAR BRIDE: EVERYDAY LIFE 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 12864

    Flying Officer Harold Lackland Bevan buys some daffodils for his bride-to-be from a flower seller in Sloane Square, Chelsea.

  • 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...

  • SOUTH AFRICAN EX-POW IN LONDON: SERGEANT VISSER TOURS LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    SOUTH AFRICAN EX-POW IN LONDON: SERGEANT VISSER TOURS LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25863

    Sergeant Visser, a South African ex-Prisoner-of-War, looks out of a window into the courtyard from a cloister, probably at Westminster Abbey, during a visit to London.

  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, LONDON, UK, 1940

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, LONDON, UK, 1940

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

    D 1497

    A view of Marble Arch in London, which is used as a Ministry of Information 'special poster site'. On the side is a 'Dig for Victory' poster and across the front is a large banner encouraging the public to buy National War Bonds.

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