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  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21751

    Boatman Ronald Hambridge (left) collects his rations from the headquarters of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company at Hayes in Middlesex. The original caption explains that canals workers are greatly affected by food rationing because they are unable...

  • 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 20995

    Reverend Joseph Stephens leads his congregation in prayer during a service at St Mark's Church, Silvertown. The services are held in a curtained off section of a side chapel in the church, as much of the building was damaged during the Blitz....

  • US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

    US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

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

    D 19481

    As part of a course they are attending at the British Army School of Hygiene, Private Emanuel Smith (from Lathonia, Georgia) and Corporal George S Morris (of 1007 Frank Street, Atlanta Georgia) look on as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps...

  • 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.

  • SIXTEEN YEAR OLDS REGISTER: TEENAGERS RECEIVE THEIR ADULT ID CARDS AT THE LABOUR EXCHANGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    SIXTEEN YEAR OLDS REGISTER: TEENAGERS RECEIVE THEIR ADULT ID CARDS AT THE LABOUR EXCHANGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 23870

    16 year old Patricia D Harding (centre right), a typist telephonist for a building contractor, receives her new blue (adult) Identity Card from a Ministry of Labour official at the Labour Exchange, Islington. According to the original caption, she goes...

  • 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 159

    A portrait of a young boy, working as a caulker in a shipyard, somewhere in Britain. The caulker's job is to fill in any gaps, making the ship watertight.

  • REPAIRING BOOKS FOR THE SERVICES: THE WORK OF THE SERVICES CENTRAL BOOK DEPOT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK , 1944

    REPAIRING BOOKS FOR THE SERVICES: THE WORK OF THE SERVICES CENTRAL BOOK DEPOT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK , 1944

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

    D 21910

    Women at work in the repair depot of the Services Central Book Depot. These women are all volunteers and are working hard to repair many different types of books. In the background can be seen the presses which, according to the original caption, have...

  • 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...

  • 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 21382

    Boys learn bricklaying at Tottenham Polytechnic. Here, one pupil is pointing bricks which have been set vertically in a circular shape, described in the original caption as "an elliptical arch", creating a 'pothole' in a wall.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: SALVAGED TIMBER, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: SALVAGED TIMBER, UK, 1943

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

    P 1399

    A busy scene at a depot for salvaged timber, somewhere in Britain, as a truck load of timber is delivered.

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