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  • THE CHINDITS

    THE CHINDITS

    part of "WAR OFFICE, CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND AMERICAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    SE 7921

    Chindit Operations - General: Chindits prepare a railway bridge behind Japanese lines for destruction.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AIR HISTORICAL BRANCH COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 25889

    On the night of 7-8 September 1941 Bomber Command broke a grim record - the heaviest losses in one night so far in the war. In a major raid on Berlin and diversionary attacks on Kiel and Boulogne, 18 aircraft out of 295 despatched were lost. This...

  • THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN, JULY-OCTOBER 1940

    THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN, JULY-OCTOBER 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer 1940-08-15

    HU 7958

    Troops guarding the remains of a German Heinkel He 111 at Chester, 15 August 1940.

  • 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 ROYAL NAVY IN THE NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN, 1940

    THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    HU 91798

    Shellbursts and fire on the shores of Bjerkvik at the head of the Herjangs Fjord, opposite Narvik, which was shelled by the Royal Navy, 5 June 1940.

  • THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, MAY 1941

    THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, MAY 1941

    part of "CUNNINGHAM (ADMIRAL) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: German official photographer 1941-05-22

    HU 1997D

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

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE 1939-1940.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE 1939-1940.

    part of "HAUCK R" (photographs)

    HU 61411

    German soldiers inspect wrecked Fairey Battle L5190 'PH-P', of No. 12 Squadron RAF, which crash-landed in the target area in the evening of 10 May 1940 after being hit by anti-aircraft fire while attacking German troops advancing between...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    A 6334

    View from HMS HERMIONE of the damaged and listing HMS ARK ROYAL. The aircraft carrier was torpedoed by the German U-boat U 81 off Gibraltar. HMS ARK ROYAL sank the following day.

  • 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 CAMPAIGN IN NORMANDY, JULY 1944

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE CAMPAIGN IN NORMANDY, JULY 1944

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

    A 24628

    HMS FURY high and dry on the beach at Arromanches after she had been mined and driven ashore in a gale off the beachhead.

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