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  • FIRST US ARMY REHABILITATION CENTRE: RECUPERATION AND TRAINING AT 8TH CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, STONELEIGH PARK, KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE, UK, 1943

    FIRST US ARMY REHABILITATION CENTRE: RECUPERATION AND TRAINING AT 8TH CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, STONELEIGH PARK, KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE, UK, 1943

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

    D 16614

    Trainees at the 8th Convalescent Hospital, Stoneleigh Park who have recently been promoted to A grade, test themselves to see if they are really fully fit. Here they can be seen climbing over a 6ft high wall, constructed by the trainees as part of...

  • GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A GERMAN POW CAMP, UK, 1945

    GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A GERMAN POW CAMP, UK, 1945

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

    D 26730

    German Prisoners of War pick swedes in a field near their PoW camp, somewhere in Britain. Two horses can also be seen in the field.

  • BELGIAN FISHERMEN IN BRIXHAM, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1944

    BELGIAN FISHERMEN IN BRIXHAM, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1944

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

    PD 192

    A group portrait of several members of the Major family with some of the furniture they brought with them from Belgium, at their home in Brixham, Devon. Monsieur Major, seen here smoking a pipe, served in the Belgian army during the First World War. He...

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3464

    Vera Elliott is welcomed to her billet by her new landlady, Mrs Wright. Mrs Wright is originally from Ireland, is married to an electrical engineer and has two children. The letters 'SP' can be seen painted on the wall beside the front door,...

  • A MODERN VILLAGE SCHOOL: EDUCATION IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A MODERN VILLAGE SCHOOL: EDUCATION IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23620

    Three young girls sit at easels to draw and paint in their classroom at Fen Ditton Junior School. The girl nearest the camera appears to be painting a picture of a Christmas tree.

  • A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

    A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

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

    D 788

    Mrs Suter hangs up washing on the clothes line in the garden of the family home at 44 Edgeworth Road in Eltham, South East London in the summer of 1940. She has a clothes peg in her mouth ready for the next item of clothing.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

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

    D 22596

    A Royal Marine stretches across from his landing craft to collect a sack of letters from a Wren of the Fleet Mail. The Wren is standing on the Mail Boat, which has come alongside the landing craft.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • US RANGER GOES TO BRITISH BATTLE SCHOOL: AMERICANS TRAIN FOR BATTLE IN THE UK, 1943

    US RANGER GOES TO BRITISH BATTLE SCHOOL: AMERICANS TRAIN FOR BATTLE IN THE UK, 1943

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

    D 13653

    Corporal Harold Clausen of the United States Army and his colleagues negotiate a railway line as part of their training at this battle school, somewhere in Britain. Smoke is used to provide cover as they cross the tracks.

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