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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.

  • 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.

  • BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940/1941

    BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940/1941

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

    D 4018

    Piles of rubble and timber are all that remains of this building on the corner of Grant Street in Birmingham, after an air raid, c 1940/1941.

  • THE INAUGURAL FILM SHOW IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER CINEMA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, 1940

    THE INAUGURAL FILM SHOW IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER CINEMA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 4016

    The photograph shows the audience, made up largely of children, in a large purpose-built shelter. They are seated around a pillar which is marked "Section 1A" and decorated with a Union Jack and bunting. Neither the projector nor the screen...

  • BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, 1940

    BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 4017

    A view of bomb damage to a house in the Seaman Street area of Birmingham. The side of the house has fallen away and the staircase and wallpaper are now clearly visible from the road in this empty shell.

  • LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, 1940

    LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, 1940

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

    D 2649

    Auxiliary Firemen Richard Southern and R H Betts stand amidst smoke as they aim their hose at a fire just off camera. To the right of the photograph, Auxiliary Fireman Matvyn Wright can be seen. Behind them, another fireman, possibly Robert Coram, is...

  • THE LONDON UNDERGROUND AS AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    THE LONDON UNDERGROUND AS AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1677

    One of London's most popular shelters is that which is to be found in a section of the London underground system which has been converted by tearing up the tracks. The advertisements remain pasted on the wall. Hats and coats are hung on nails which...

  • LIFE IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    LIFE IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1624

    Three young Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Wardens read or write, as they wait for a call out. All are wearing their steel helmets and a row of gas masks can be seen on a shelf in the background.

  • 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.

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