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  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

    H 15452

    The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS): ATS anti-aircraft women at night action stations. Photograph shows four “Spotters” in action at an AA Gun Site at Wormwood Scrubs, West London.

  • WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17176

    Two members of the ATS count their change after buying tickets at the No. 1 Box Office at the New Theatre on St Martin's Lane in London. Behind them, men and women queue to buy tickets. A sign above a doorway directs people to the stalls and dress...

  • MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 14994

    A member of the ATS buys a ticket from the 'chair man' for a seat in the bandstand enclosure at the Horniman Gardens. She is at the head of the queue and men, women and children wait patiently behind her to buy their ticket for two pence. The...

  • A SOLDIER OPENS A SHOP: TROOPER WILLIAM VAUGHAN OPENS A BOOK SHOP ON TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A SOLDIER OPENS A SHOP: TROOPER WILLIAM VAUGHAN OPENS A BOOK SHOP ON TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 23658

    Mr William Vaughan talks to a soldier and a member of the ATS, the first customers in his newly-opened book shop on Tottenham Court Road, London. They are examining a desk diary year book for 1945. In the background, several other ATS women can be seen...

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - HELLO AND GOODBYE: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - HELLO AND GOODBYE: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

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

    D 18961

    A member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) sits on her suitcase beside the luggage trolley as she waits for her train. She is accompanied by a dog, identified in the original caption as the unit mascot.