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  • A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 259

    The master tailor (right) at this tailoring firm (probably Anderson's on Savile Row) helps a new Belgian customer to select cloth for his suit.

  • TECHNICAL SCHOOL: TRAINING AT TOTTENHAM POLYTECHNIC, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    TECHNICAL SCHOOL: TRAINING AT TOTTENHAM POLYTECHNIC, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21389

    John Smith (aged 15) and a colleague find the working stresses in a model jib-crane during a lesson at Tottenham Polytechnic.

  • THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 26003

    Cotton worker Mrs Bannister carries 14 large bobbins (13 in one arm and 1 in the other hand!) from the "intermediate to the roving frames" at a cotton mill, somewhere in Lancashire.

  • BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

    BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

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

    D 8794

    Iris Joyce (nearest to the camera) and fellow new recruits to the Women's Land Army arrive at the Northampton Institute of Agriculture at the start of four weeks training, carrying suitcases. According to the original caption, Iris gets free board...

  • A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME EXETER, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1943

    A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME EXETER, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1943

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

    D 16655

    Two farmers attend the 91st sale of the 'Devon Cattle Breeder's Society'. They are leading a bull down the ramp from the cattle truck in which it has been transported to the sale. The original caption states that Devon bulls are ideal...

  • NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23229

    In the Metallurgy Department at the National Physical Laboratory, two women are grinding and polishing specimen blocks of various metal alloys, so that an examination of the crystalline structure of the metals can be carried out.

  • VILLAGE GARDENS FEED SCHOOLCHILDREN: FOOD PRODUCTION AT KNIGHTON-ON-TEME, WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    VILLAGE GARDENS FEED SCHOOLCHILDREN: FOOD PRODUCTION AT KNIGHTON-ON-TEME, WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17510

    School children at Knighton-on-Teme queue up outside the dining room before going in to receive their lunchtime meal. Many of them will be eating vegetables which they helped to grow in the school garden, and many have also helped their parents to grow...

  • 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...

  • IN A BRITISH SHIPYARD: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

    IN A BRITISH SHIPYARD: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    DB 16

    A general view of the Drawing Office at a shipyard, somewhere in Britain, showing men at work on various ships' plans

  • THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

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

    D 25849

    A striking photograph of a completed South African Railways 15F class locomotive being steam tested at a large locomotive works, somewhere in Britain. The engine has all cylinder joints tested under full boiler pressure.

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