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  • 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 8955

    Boys clear rubble and begin to prepare the ground with spade, fork and rake, in order plant beans on a makeshift allotment on a London bomb site. The seeds they will be planting were sent to them from America.

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    part of "HOME OFFICE FIRST WORLD WAR AIR RAID DAMAGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Home Office photographer 1917-09

    HO 69

    A general view of the damage to the interior of Bourne and Hollingsworth department store on Castle Street in London. Huge piles of timber can be seen, and, on the right hand side, it is possible to see through to the outside of the building.

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    part of "HOME OFFICE FIRST WORLD WAR AIR RAID DAMAGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Home Office photographer 1917-09

    HO 106

    A close up view of damage to the pavement outside the Eaglet Public House on Seven Sisters Road, caused by a 50 kilo bomb during a raid on the night of 29 - 30 September 1917. Men can be seen at work clearing debris. In the background, a large group of...

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    part of "HOME OFFICE FIRST WORLD WAR AIR RAID DAMAGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Home Office photographer 1917-09

    HO 65

    A view of the damage to stage of The Little Theatre, on the corner of John Street and Adelphi Terrace in London. The damage was caused by a 50 kilogram bomb which fell onto the roof of the theatre on the night of 4 - 5 September. The theatre was being...

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    part of "HOME OFFICE FIRST WORLD WAR AIR RAID DAMAGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Home Office photographer 1917-09

    HO 110

    The Royal Academy: a 50 kilogram bomb fell through the roof of No 9 Gallery at the Royal Academy and exploded on impact with the brick arch which formed the Gallery’s floor. A hole was blown through the arch into the basement but no casualties were...

  • SEVEN PAIRS OF TINY BOOTS: AMERICAN AID TO BRITISH CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1941

    SEVEN PAIRS OF TINY BOOTS: AMERICAN AID TO BRITISH CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 3725

    Four children try on the new shoes they have been sent by Mrs Abernathy, from Seattle, a member of the English Speaking Union. The children are sitting on a low bench amidst rubble and debris. From left to right they are: Kenneth Agas, Patricia Violet...

  • LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

    LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

    D 2949

    A hole in the ground and a pile of debris is all that is left of the building that once stood here in New Bridge Street, London, EC4. Across the rubble, life continues as before, with cars and pedestrians hurrying by. A branch of Boots the Chemist can...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    part of "HOME OFFICE FIRST WORLD WAR AIR RAID DAMAGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Home Office photographer 1917-09

    HO 68

    Rubble surrounds the Sphinx on London's Victoria Embankment, following an air raid on the night of 4 - 5 September 1917. The Sphinx was damaged in several places by fragments of flying debris, but the main damaged caused by the 50 kilogram bomb can...

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