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  • THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CARRIES ON, LONDON, JANUARY 1942

    THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CARRIES ON, LONDON, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6423

    A messenger boy (centre) runs down a London street in order to deliver the message received by staff at the Emergency Telephone Bureau on behalf of a telephone subscriber whose own telephone system has been damaged by an air raid. In the foreground, a...

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25280

    A women browses the display at 'Bull's', a large draper's store in Reading. Also visible are a mother and her child. The original caption states that " with others like Heelas, Welstead's and McIlroy's, it makes...

  • BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24989

    A general view of a busy shopping street, showing men, women and children queuing for fish, somewhere in London, probably around Kentish Town. They are queuing past a large pub building owned by Charrington's Ales: a wine and spirit merchant...

  • BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24675

    Farmers gather around the wooden huts of corn and cattle merchants, which have been erected in the market place at Boston, Lincolnshire. Clearly visible amongst these is that of 'A Church and Sons' of Horncastle, selling 'International...

  • ANGLO-AMERICAN RECIPROCAL AID: THE WORK OF THE 'POST EXCHANGE', 1942

    ANGLO-AMERICAN RECIPROCAL AID: THE WORK OF THE 'POST EXCHANGE', 1942

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

    D 11827

    American soldiers buy sweets, tissues, toothpaste, tobacco and notepaper from clerks Private Julian Desrosiers, Corporal Herman Boy and Private Albert Black at the London Post Exchange.

  • LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

    LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

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

    D 6594

    A wide view of customers in the Grocery Department of Selfridge's in London. Men and women queue at the counter to buy goods. A large display of tinned or canned goods can be seen in the foreground. A sign over one section of the counter reads...

  • CATTLE MARKET: EVERYDAY LIFE AT CATTLE MARKETS IN KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    CATTLE MARKET: EVERYDAY LIFE AT CATTLE MARKETS IN KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22217

    Farm workers inspect the goods for sale on this agricultural tool stall at Sevenoaks market. Run by Alan G Smith of Gravesend, items on this stall include brushes of various sizes, rope and pitchforks.

  • LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

    LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

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

    D 6567

    A busy scene in the bakery section of a large London department store. Men and women, both in the forces and civilians, queue to buy bread and rolls at the counter of this ornately decorated food hall.

  • BLACKOUT ACCESSORIES FOR SALE, SELFRIDGE'S, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

    BLACKOUT ACCESSORIES FOR SALE, SELFRIDGE'S, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    D 72

    A woman pins a luminous disc to her jacket lapel at Selfridge's department store in London. These badges were to be worn in the blackout, as a way to make the wearer more visible to fellow pedestrians and motorists on the dark streets of the...

  • LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

    LONDON CARRIES ON: SHOPPING IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

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

    D 6599

    A wide view of the escalators at Bourne and Hollingsworth department store in London. Women can be seen travelling and up and down these wooden escalators and several of the various departments of the store can also be seen.

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