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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.

  • HMS BELFAST DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    HMS BELFAST DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 23670

    War Service 1939-1940: Damage to the hull of HMS BELFAST from a magnetic mine. Photograph taken in Devonport Dockyard, 1940.

  • THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, 20 - 31 MAY 1941

    THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, 20 - 31 MAY 1941

    part of "CUNNINGHAM (ADMIRAL) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: German official photographer

    HU 1997

    Invasion: A series of three photographs taken by German airman recording the sinking of HMS GLOUCESTER off Crete, 22 May 1941.

  • 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.

  • HMS BELFAST DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    HMS BELFAST DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "BELFAST TRUST" (photographs)

    HU 16013

    War Service 1939-1940: HMS BELFAST being towed by two tugs after being severely damaged by a magnetic mine in the Firth of Forth, 21 November 1939.

  • THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, 20 - 31 MAY 1941

    THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, 20 - 31 MAY 1941

    part of "CUNNINGHAM (ADMIRAL) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: German official photographer

    HU 1997E

    Invasion: Photograph taken by a German airman recording the sinking of HMS GLOUCESTER off the coast of Crete, 22 May 1941.

  • 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.

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