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  • LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, C 1940

    LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, C 1940

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

    D 2627

    Men of the Auxiliary Fire Service jump up from their beds, where they have been dozing in full kit, grabbing their steel helmets as they go, in response to an alarm call.

  • ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN ITALIAN POW CAMP, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN ITALIAN POW CAMP, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 26747

    Italian Prisoners of War stand beside their beds in the large warehouse-like dormitory at the N.144 workers camp near London. According to the original caption "the camp is sub-divided into 5 large dormitories in which are found 2-tiered bunks....

  • SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

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

    D 10781

    Albert Harrison hands out food to villagers working in the fields during a mid-day break for dinner. The food has been prepared by Albert's mother, wife and daughter-in-law. Amongst the villagers is Land Girl Dorothy Sills, seen here fifth from...

  • AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE CLUB, NORWICH: LIFE AT THE CLUB AT THE BISHOP'S PALACE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE CLUB, NORWICH: LIFE AT THE CLUB AT THE BISHOP'S PALACE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15825

    A member of staff at the American Red Cross Service Club rearranges the flowers on the mantelpiece as three US soldiers relax in armchairs in front of the fire in what was once the Bishop's drawing room, now the Club lounge. Corporal E William (...

  • ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

    ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1731

    A group of Czech soldiers and airmen and British civilians look at books at the counter of Camden Town Public Library, London, 1940.

  • LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1646

    Shelterers sleep on mattresses and quilts along the floor of this shelter in the basement of a large West End department store, probably Dickins and Jones, in November 1940. Many have brought small fold-up tables to the shelter and there are rows of...

  • 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.

  • LIFE AT THE QUERNS NURSERY (THE ARTHUR JAMES BALFOUR HOME), GLOUCESTERSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    LIFE AT THE QUERNS NURSERY (THE ARTHUR JAMES BALFOUR HOME), GLOUCESTERSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

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

    D 10604

    A group of young children listen intently as a nurse reads to them from a book of animal antics in the grounds of the Querns Nursery.

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