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  • SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    D 1568

    Elephant and Castle London Underground Station Shelter: People sleeping on the crowded platform of Elephant and Castle tube station while taking shelter from German air raids during the London Blitz.

  • SCENES IN FLORENCE, ITALY, 14 AUGUST 1944

    SCENES IN FLORENCE, ITALY, 14 AUGUST 1944

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

    TR 2288

    Civilians clambering over the ruins of the Ponte Alle Grazia, one of the bridges over the River Arno destroyed by the Germans before evacuating Florence on 11 August 1944. With the arrival of the British forces, the civilians were returning to the north...

  • BOMBS HIT LONDON STORES: AIR RAID DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    BOMBS HIT LONDON STORES: AIR RAID DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1096

    A wide view of the damage sustained by the Peter Robinson department store at Oxford Circus, following an air raid on London. Half of the front of the building has been destroyed and large mounds of rubble are piled outside.

  • LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS: THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS: THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 23782

    A model wears a brown and beige all-wool checked suit by fashion designer Hardy Amies. She is wearing a matching coat. An angled hat completes the outfit.

  • BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

    BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 8954

    Jimmy West, aged 11, smiles as he rests a garden fork on his shoulder in preparation for beginning work on an allotment created from the rubble and debris of a bomb site in the East End of London. According to the original caption, Jimmy had been...

  • LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS: THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS: THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23068

    Two models pose for the camera on a staircase at the fashion house of designer Norman Hartnell. At the top of the stairs, the model wears a black velvet dinner gown studded in blue and gold. In the foreground, the model wears a dinner suit with the...

  • THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22522

    A pupil at the National Training College of Domestic Science pours a tomato sauce mixture from a large mixing bowl into a large cooking pot in one of the kitchens at the college.

  • BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2170

    Patience 'Boo' Brand fills a large saucepan with water from the urn on board the mobile canteen that she and her friend run on behalf of the Women's Voluntary Service, as men of the Pioneer Corps gather outside. In front of her, another...

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer 1940-11-15

    H 5600

    Bomb damage in Broadgate, central Coventry, the morning after the German air raid on the night of 14 November 1940.

  • WOMEN'S STREET CLEANING BRIGADE: FEMALE DUSTMEN AT WORK, LONDON, 1942

    WOMEN'S STREET CLEANING BRIGADE: FEMALE DUSTMEN AT WORK, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 8948

    Mrs Emmy Sullivan (aged 39) empties a pig bin into her dustcart or barrow outside the Court Dining and Tea Rooms on the corner of Gray's Inn Road. Painted on the side of the wall of the Dining Rooms are the words 'Excellent Cooking, Quick...

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