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  • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 19043

    Lorry driver Fred Horrod arrives back in London at about 7:25pm on his return trip from Manchester. On his way along a misty Victoria Embankment, he passes several trams as he heads towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The original caption...

  • PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20986

    During a visit to a jam factory near his church, (probably Tate and Lyle in Silvertown), Reverend Joseph Stevens accompanies factory workers down into their air raid shelter as the siren sounds. The women carry their trays of strawberries with them to...

  • FACTORY WELFARE WORK: WELFARE AT PILKINGTON'S GLASS FACTORY, ST HELENS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    FACTORY WELFARE WORK: WELFARE AT PILKINGTON'S GLASS FACTORY, ST HELENS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20113

    The welfare facilities at the glass factory include 45 acres of recreation grounds. The grounds comprise bowling greens, tennis courts, cricket grounds and football pitches. Here we see a bowls match between two local teams in progress in the sunshine...

  • 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 25440

    A group of young boys throw their female friend into the water as they bathe at the Lido by Caversham Bridge, Reading. Several other people can be seen in the water, enjoying the sunshine.

  • SOLDIERS WORKING ON THE LAND: HELPING WITH THE HARVEST, UK, JULY 1945

    SOLDIERS WORKING ON THE LAND: HELPING WITH THE HARVEST, UK, JULY 1945

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

    D 25611

    Soldiers of various regiments of the British Army work to help bring in the harvest, somewhere in Britain. Here a group of men can be seen weeding in a large field in the sunshine. Behind them can be seen the rolling fields of the surrounding...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 11731

    Some of the ship's company joining HMS HOWE on a wet summer's day. They are all carrying a large duffel bag with their belongings in it as they head up the gang plank.

  • MODERN FARMING: AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    MODERN FARMING: AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 15980

    Two agricultural workers operate their combine harvester on a sunny wheat field in Hampshire. The self-propelled harvester covers three processes in one: it cuts the corn, separates the wheat and pours it into sacks, and discharges the straw on the...

  • REST-BREAK HOUSE FOR WOMEN'S LAND ARMY: REST AND RELAXATION IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    REST-BREAK HOUSE FOR WOMEN'S LAND ARMY: REST AND RELAXATION IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20711

    Enjoying a quiet spot on a bench under the trees in the garden of the rest break house in Torquay are (left to right) Mrs Eivemark (the forewoman of a WLA hostel), Miss Mary Pakes, Miss Ann Royne (WLA gang work forewoman) and Mrs Joan Hart (timber corps...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    D 21979

    A group of sailors smile for the camera as they sit in the sunshine on the back of a tractor-drawn cart carrying them to the fields in the Slapton area of Devon. They have volunteered to do emergency farm work for the Devon War Agricultural Committee.

  • EVACUEES IN DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    EVACUEES IN DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    D 2659

    A lovely portrait of a young girl lying amongst a patch of crocus in a sunny field to admire the flowers, Totnes, Devon.

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