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  • WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

    WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

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

    D 16393

    Large numbers of men and women queue for tickets outside the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. The entrance visible in the centre is for the Upper Circle. A street entertainer stands in the road with his dog, trying to keep the theatre-goers amused...

  • CO-OPERATIVE YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOLS: EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, CRAIG SCHOOL, WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    CO-OPERATIVE YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOLS: EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, CRAIG SCHOOL, WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 16193

    Young people attending the Co-Operative Union Summer School at Craig School, Lake Windermere, enjoy a spot of rowing on the lake. According to the original caption, one day in the week-long summer school was devoted to an outing across the lake,...

  • ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1941

    ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1941

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

    D 5899

    A young woman chats to a soldier as they stand in the doorway of a room. They are attending a dance party which is being held in a house or hostel, somewhere in Britain.

  • US TROOPS IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE AMERICANS IN BURTON BRADSTOCK, DORSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    US TROOPS IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE AMERICANS IN BURTON BRADSTOCK, DORSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20136

    Pfc Edward Shea (of 27 Wentworth Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts) sits on the bonnet of his jeep in the sunshine with local boys Freddy and Chris Kerley at the petrol station in Burton Bradstock, Dorset. According to the original caption, the gas...

  • LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 15938

    A family group tries a spot of boating on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London. Several other rowing boats can be seen on the water behind them.

  • EASTBOURNE CLUB FOR AUSTRALIAN REPATRIATED PRISONERS: THE OPENING OF GOWRIE HOUSE, EASTBOURNE, SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    EASTBOURNE CLUB FOR AUSTRALIAN REPATRIATED PRISONERS: THE OPENING OF GOWRIE HOUSE, EASTBOURNE, SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 23909

    A group of Australian repatriated Prisoners of War relax and read the newspapers in one of the lounges at Gowrie House, Eastbourne. Left to right, they are: Driver Harold Holpen (from Queensland), Sergeant Lloyd Jones (from Victoria), 'Mac' (...

  • THE WORK OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN AMBULANCE UNIT IN BRITAIN, 1941

    THE WORK OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN AMBULANCE UNIT IN BRITAIN, 1941

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

    D 4001

    The cook, Mrs Allen, seen here on the right, allows Mrs Dale of the Anglo-American Ambulance Unit to taste her cooking before mealtime. Other members of the Unit look on, including Miss Vivian Thomas at the rear and Miss Gladys Harper wearing a...

  • CHRISTMAS MUSIC PARTY FOR AMERICAN TROOPS: CELEBRATIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, DECEMBER 1944

    CHRISTMAS MUSIC PARTY FOR AMERICAN TROOPS: CELEBRATIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, DECEMBER 1944

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

    D 23290

    Dorothea Aspinall plays a grand piano at a small concert for American troops in a flat in Buckingham Gate, Westminster. A Christmas tree decorated with candles can be clearly seen in the corner behind her.

  • LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

    LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

    D 2958

    Pedestrians enjoy a leisurely lunchtime stroll through Embankment Gardens, whilst others relax on a bench in the sunshine. A display of Spring flowers (probably crocuses) can be seen under the tree in the foreground.

  • BRITISH PROVIDE HANDICRAFTS FOR AMERICAN CONVALESCENTS: RECREATION FOR WOUNDED TROOPS AT 159TH US GENERAL HOSPITAL, YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BRITISH PROVIDE HANDICRAFTS FOR AMERICAN CONVALESCENTS: RECREATION FOR WOUNDED TROOPS AT 159TH US GENERAL HOSPITAL, YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24681

    Pipe-smoking Reg Hawkins (foreman of the wood mill at the Westlands Plant, second from right) helps PBP R Covey (right) to cut up a damaged plexiglass windshield in the handicraft workshop at 159th US General Hospital, Yeovil. PSC K Parent (left) and T/...

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