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  • FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

    FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 11395

    A view of the buffet counter at an aircraft factory, somewhere in Britain. Women work behind the counter to prepare snacks and sandwiches for the workers, who can be seen drinking a quick cup of tea during a break in their work.

  • COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22228

    Two members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force stop a Royal Air Force corporal from starting early on the food which has been prepared for a midnight cabaret, being put on by WAAFs of the catering section at the RAF depot, Uxbridge. Plates of buns...

  • 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 2952

    Boys, including a Boy Scout, enjoy a game of football in the sunshine in Hyde Park. A naval cadet and several other children can be seen in the background, watching from a distance.

  • ON BOARD A BATTLESHIP, NOVEMBER 1942

    ON BOARD A BATTLESHIP, NOVEMBER 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    TR 306

    A stoker comes up for a breather at the end of his watch. (Possibly on board HMS CUMBERLAND).

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Parker P R

    HU 91252

    Lockheed Hudson bombers of No 407 'Demon' Squadron, the first Canadian squadron in Coastal Command, lined up at North Coates, 2 November 1941. Aircrew and ground staff gather around a YMCA tea car for 'char and a wad'. Note the pigeon...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 5751

    Fighter pilots in a dispersal hut at Hornchurch, Essex filling in time with a game of cards before the order to take off on a sweep over France.

  • BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24671

    Two South African soldiers try their luck at a shooting game at the May Fair, Boston, Lincolnshire. Various items of Utility crockery can be seen on a table behind the counter, awarded as prizes if the target is hit.

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4914

    Civilian Technical Corps members Henning (from Champaign, Illinois), Manning (from Del Rio, Texas) and Gates (from Brooklyn, New York) enjoy a breakfast of bread and jam, probably at their billet at Annerley Court Hotel in Bournemouth. Note that the...

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25267

    Young children enjoy an afternoon nap at the Pennsylvania Wartime Nursery, Reading. A female teacher can be seen in the background, keeping an eye on them as they sleep on small wooden cots. This nursery is funded by donations from Reading's...

  • FACTORY WELFARE WORK: WELFARE AT PILKINGTON'S GLASS FACTORY, ST HELENS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    FACTORY WELFARE WORK: WELFARE AT PILKINGTON'S GLASS FACTORY, ST HELENS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20113

    The welfare facilities at the glass factory include 45 acres of recreation grounds. The grounds comprise bowling greens, tennis courts, cricket grounds and football pitches. Here we see a bowls match between two local teams in progress in the sunshine...

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