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  • THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4039

    In the Packing Room at South Africa House, Mrs Waterson, the Chairwoman of the South African Volunteer Service, checks a bale of hospital comforts ready for dispatch. The parcel is addressed to the Matron at Princess Mary's RAF Hospital, Halton...

  • FACTORY BALLET: WARTIME FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT, 1942

    FACTORY BALLET: WARTIME FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT, 1942

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

    D 11137

    Female factory workers at a Hurricane factory prepare for the ballet performance they will give in the factory canteen for the rest of the staff. The main characters are dressed as bird-like aircraft: the performance acts out a dog-fight.

  • LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

    LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

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

    P 734

    Off-duty munitions workers make use of the hairdressing facilities in their munitions factory hostel. Here one woman washes the hair of her friend at a sink complete with specially-designed taps.

  • CARDIFF'S MERCHANT NAVY CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN CARDIFF, GLAMORGANSHIRE, WALES, UK, c MAY 1944

    CARDIFF'S MERCHANT NAVY CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN CARDIFF, GLAMORGANSHIRE, WALES, UK, c MAY 1944

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

    D 20511

    In the lounge bar of the Merchant Navy club in Cardiff, officers and men chat over a pint or two of beer.

  • WARTIME PUB: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE WYNNSTAY ARMS, RUABON, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES, UK, 1944

    WARTIME PUB: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE WYNNSTAY ARMS, RUABON, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES, UK, 1944

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

    D 18478

    Three men discuss various local issues over a pint of beer and a cigarette at the Wynnstay Arms in Ruabon.

  • MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

    MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

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

    P 1034

    Eleanor Roosevelt is fitted with special shoes by a munitions worker before she can enter the 'danger' area of a British Royal Ordnance Factory. The area of the factory where workers change from their outdoor clothes (the 'dirty'...

  • AID FROM AMERICA: LEND-LEASE FOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    AID FROM AMERICA: LEND-LEASE FOOD, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4321

    Two groups of smiling children sit at tables and eat cheese, imported from America as part of the Lend-Lease scheme, in the playground of a severely bomb-damaged school in London, now being used as a feeding centre. Piles of salvaged wood, including...

  • YWCA WAR WORKERS' CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    YWCA WAR WORKERS' CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20923

    Two female war workers enjoy a game of table tennis at the YWCA war workers' club in Yeovil, whilst several male members of the club watch them as they play.

  • RELIGIOUS RETREAT: CANADIAN CATHOLICS AT CAMPION HOUSE, OSTERLEY, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, 1943

    RELIGIOUS RETREAT: CANADIAN CATHOLICS AT CAMPION HOUSE, OSTERLEY, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 13526

    French Canadian soldiers gather in the Students' Study Hall at Campion House at 3:15pm on Sunday afternoon to hear the priest answer questions from the Question Box.

  • FAIREYS PLAY SOCCER: A WOMEN'S FOOTBALL MATCH BETWEEN FAIREY AND AV ROE, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    FAIREYS PLAY SOCCER: A WOMEN'S FOOTBALL MATCH BETWEEN FAIREY AND AV ROE, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23516

    A player of the Fairey team (striped jersey) kicks the ball as two members of the AV Roe team (white jerseys) run in from either side. The match is taking place on the snow-covered pitch of Manchester Athletic Club's ground at Fallowfield.

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