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  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 36161

    ARP wardens and nurses cover up the bodies of children killed in an air raid on a school in Ardgowan Road, Catford, London. Thirty eight children and six teachers died.

  • A Stretcher-bearer Rescuing a Man Who Has Been Buried Alive

    A Stretcher-bearer Rescuing a Man Who Has Been Buried Alive

    (art) Made by: Spare, Austin O

    Art.IWM ART 3628

    image: a British stretcher-bearer, standing to the left, grasps the hand of a man who has been buried alive. Apart from his hand, the man is completely concealed underneath the dead bodies of two German infantrymen and various debris. They are in...

  • 8TH ARMY: THE DRIVE TO BOLOGNA AND FERRARA

    8TH ARMY: THE DRIVE TO BOLOGNA AND FERRARA

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 24104

    Bologna fell to 8th and 5th Army troops on 21 April. This picture is one of a series taken during the advance to the city. This particular image shows an old Italian woman sitting mourning in the ruins with a coffin waiting for the dead. Despite a...

  • Runaway Horse in an Air-raid alarm, London, Autumn 1939

    Runaway Horse in an Air-raid alarm, London, Autumn 1939

    (art) Made by: Thornycroft, Priscilla (Artist) 1955

    Art.IWM ART 17474

    image: a black horse falls in the gutter as it impales itself on some twisted railings. The horse bears its teeth as blood pours from its throat. In the background is a view along an empty London street.

  • 'The Admiralty Regrets...'

    'The Admiralty Regrets...'

    (art) Made by: Weston, Garth 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 1831

    image: A scene on the deck of a ship in the aftermath of enemy fire. The ship is damaged and has two sailors lying dead or wounded on the deck, with blood visible from their wounds. Another sailor is emerging from the door to the left and black smoke...

  • Sarcy, Ville-en-Tardenois, August, 1918

    Sarcy, Ville-en-Tardenois, August, 1918

    (art) Made by: Cotterell, Arthur N 1918-08-01

    Art.IWM ART 3394

    image: a view across a Western Front battlefield, with dark entrances to abandoned dug-outs and foxholes dug into the side of a slight ridge. Just beyond this is a grave marked with a wooden cross and soldier's helmet. There are a few bits of debris...

  • Montauban Wood, with Graves

    Montauban Wood, with Graves

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917-04-01

    Art.IWM ART 3040

    image: a view across a battle-scarred landscape. The ground is broken by shell holes, destroyed trenches and shattered trees. A grave marked with a wooden cross stands in the immediate right foreground.

  • A Grã-Bretanha Defensora da Liberdade

    A Grã-Bretanha Defensora da Liberdade

    (posters) Made by: Nunney, John (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 16907

    whole: the image is positioned in the upper three-quarters. The title and text is separate and placed in the lower quarter, in black. All set against a yellow background. image: a depiction of five British soldiers operating an artillery gun during a...

  • Dressing the Wounded During a Gas Attack

    Dressing the Wounded During a Gas Attack

    (art) Made by: Spare, Austin O

    Art.IWM ART 3635

    image: a wounded British infantryman has his left leg dressed by a man of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Both men wear gas masks as a gas attack is in progress. The wounded man sits beside a bomb damaged tree stump, the RAMC man sitting at his feet with...

  • Passing Bells - Untitled 9

    Passing Bells - Untitled 9

    (art) Made by: Walker, John 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16744 14

    image: the figure of a dead or badly wounded soldier beside a shattered tree stump. The soldier's visible leg has been reduced to a stump, as has his left arm.

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