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  • PICTURES FROM THE WESTERN DESERT

    PICTURES FROM THE WESTERN DESERT

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    E 1434

    A British gun boat from China waters with a shallow draught, crept along the coast and entered Bardia harbour. The shore batteries of the Italians could not depress low enough to shoot at her when her presence in the harbour was discovered. She sank...

  • THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    part of "ROSS R D (COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 43507

    HMS EXETER at the Falkland Islands: Scene inside a wrecked compartment onboard HMS EXETER.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    N 236

    British destroyers towing a captured petrol tanker, set ablaze by a German air raid, out into a Norwegian fjord to sink it in case of damage to other shipping. Part of the nearby town can be seen in the foreground.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    N 65

    HMS BITTERN ablaze in Namsos Fjord after having suffered a direct hit in the stern by an aerial bomb during the evacuation of Namsos.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    N 233

    The British destroyer HMS ESKIMO, with her stern blown off by a torpedo, docked on the Norwegian coast. Despite this she will be setting off to England for repair in this state.

  • THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    part of "PARRY W E (CAPTAIN)" (photographs)

    HU 203

    Splinter damage to the Director Control Tower of HMS ACHILLES caused by an 11 inch shell from the ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    AX 91A

    The last minutes of a Focke-Wulfe FW 200, shot down into the sea. Here the wreckage is lying on the surface with some smoke drifting from it. The survivors were picked by a boat from a British ship.

  • THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    part of "ROSS R D (COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 43488

    HMS EXETER at the Falkland Islands: View of the forecastle of HMS EXETER showing splinter damage to 'A' and 'B' turrets and the bridge.

  • THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    part of "ROSS R D (COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 43513

    HMS EXETER at the Falkland Islands: 'A' turret onboard HMS EXETER showing temporary repairs carried out by the ship's company.

  • THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 13-17 DECEMBER 1939

    part of "ROSS R D (COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 43505

    HMS EXETER at the Falkland Islands: Splinter damge to the funnels of HMS EXETER.

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