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  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 7899

    A medical officer, or mobile unit doctor, adminsters morphia to a female casualty, who has just been freed from under a pile of rubble and timber. Her legs have been heavily bandaged, with her right leg requiring a splint. The Civil Defence workers who...

  • BLITZ REPAIR SQUAD'S LONDON CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE BLITZ REPAIR TEAMS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BLITZ REPAIR SQUAD'S LONDON CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE BLITZ REPAIR TEAMS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21295

    Builders of the 'Blitz Repair Squad' lay tarpaulins on the roofs of houses to protect the interiors against the elements following a V1 attack, which damaged most of the houses in the street. These builders are part of a large team who have...

  • FLYING BOMB: V1 BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    FLYING BOMB: V1 BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21231

    Milkmen deliver the morning round along a rubble strewn street, as householders discuss the damage to their properties following a V1 attack in Upper Norwood. A vicar can also be seen walking along the street. The front doors and all windows are...

  • MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

    MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

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

    D 2291

    A two storey house is brought down with high explosives to reproduce the collapse of a house brought on by heavy bombs falling close by during a test in 1941. The indoor 'table-type', or Morrison, shelter was placed in a ground floor room...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 7905

    Two members of a heavy rescue party help a casualty pick his way over rubble out of a bomb-damaged building, with a third member holding a rope as a handrail. More rescuers guide a stretchered casualty down a ladder from a second storey window, as part...

  • REHOUSING BRITAIN: BOMB DAMAGE IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    REHOUSING BRITAIN: BOMB DAMAGE IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24336

    Civil Defence workers pick their way over rubble as they carry a stretcher case to safety, following a V2 incident, somewhere in the south of England. The original caption states that the rocket fell here "about two hours ago" and that this...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 7903

    Teams of Civil Defence Wardens and members of the rescue squads work to evacuate casualties from two severely bomb-damaged houses on Edith Villas in Fulham. A long ladder has been stretched to the upstairs window on the right, and casualties are being...

  • BLITZ REPAIR SQUAD'S LONDON CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE BLITZ REPAIR TEAMS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BLITZ REPAIR SQUAD'S LONDON CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE BLITZ REPAIR TEAMS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21298

    Builder J Naitby (from Darlington) ties tarpaulin to the roof of a house damaged by a V1 flying bomb. Mr Naitby is part of the 'Blitz Repair Squad', a team of builders who have come to London from various parts of the country to repair such...

  • BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

    BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    D 4126

    Although some debris has been cleared on this site on James Street, Aston Newtown, Birmingham, a large pile of timbers and some brick rubble can be clearly seen. Also visible to the right of the photograph are the twisted remains of several Anderson...

  • BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

    BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 8956

    A group of boys set to work with forks and spades amidst the rubble of a bomb site in the East End of London. They are creating an allotment on this small patch of wasteland, where a house once stood. Behind them, the backs of other houses can be seen.

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