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  • WELWYN GARDEN CITY: THE MODEL NEW TOWN

    WELWYN GARDEN CITY: THE MODEL NEW TOWN

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

    D 14965

    Broadwater Road in the industrial zone of Welwyn Garden City, showing how the idea of landscaping an area to create a pleasant environment was viewed as not just important for residential areas.

  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION EXHIBITION ON POST WAR RECONSTRUCTION

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION EXHIBITION ON POST WAR RECONSTRUCTION

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

    D 24945

    Group of exhibition panels stressing the importance of urban and rural planning in the relatively small geographical area that is the British Isles. One of the lead slogans states: 'Our elbow room is less...our need to plan is greater.'

  • FIRE DESTRUCTION, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

    FIRE DESTRUCTION, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    D 4010

    A pile of rubble and timber is all that is left of this building on Small Brook Street, Birmingham, after it was destroyed by fire, c 1940.

  • 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...

  • COVENTRY, ENGLAND, SPRING 1944

    COVENTRY, ENGLAND, SPRING 1944

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

    D 18091

    Men work to remove the tramlines in Broadgate and Trinity Street for salvage. In the background stands Holy Trinity Church, which survived the Blitz on Coventry thanks largely to the effors of the vicar, Canon Graham Clitheroe and his fire-fighting team...

  • BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, 1942

    BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, 1942

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

    D 9417

    Men and women walk past 'Ye Olde Nelson' public house on the corner of Temple Row and Bull Street in Birmingham. The pub has been slightly damamged by an air raid that destroyed the buildings that once stood next to it on Temple Row.

  • POST 1945 RECONSTRUCTION OF PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND

    POST 1945 RECONSTRUCTION OF PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND

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

    D 22066

    Part of central Portsmouth around the town hall (clock tower in centre) tidied up in the years following the bombing of 1941. Wrecked buildings have been demolished and most of the rubble removed in preparation for reconstruction work to begin.

  • BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, 1942

    BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, 1942

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

    D 9425

    Men, women and children walk past the remains of houses on Whitehall Road in Birmingham, following a devastating air raid. Two salvage workers can be seen in the centre of the photograph, checking through the rubble and debris.

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