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  • THE AFTERMATH OF A BAEDEKER RAID, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    THE AFTERMATH OF A BAEDEKER RAID, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Q(HS) 299

    A general view of damage to St Augustine's Abbey and the surrounding area, following the devastating Baedeker raid on Canterbury. Shops in the foreground have lost half their roofs, and timber and debris is all that is left of several other...

  • COMMUNAL SHELTER SAVES SIXTEEN: THE SUCCESS OF A SURFACE SHELTER, ENGLAND, UK, c 1943

    COMMUNAL SHELTER SAVES SIXTEEN: THE SUCCESS OF A SURFACE SHELTER, ENGLAND, UK, c 1943

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

    Q(HS) 376

    A group of Civil Defence workers examine a communal surface air raid shelter which remains intact, if somewhat crooked, following a raid somewhere in the east of England. A water-filled crater and a large pile of rubble and debris are clearly visible in...

  • THE AFTERMATH OF A BAEDEKER RAID, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    THE AFTERMATH OF A BAEDEKER RAID, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    Q(HS) 289

    The windows of a Marks and Spencer store in Canterbury are boarded up following a devastating Baedeker raid on the Whitefriars area of Canterbury. In the foreground, piles of debris are all that is left of several buildings along the street. According...

  • MORRISON SHELTER STANDS UP TO DIRECT HIT IN YORK BLITZ, YORK, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    MORRISON SHELTER STANDS UP TO DIRECT HIT IN YORK BLITZ, YORK, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF HOME SECURITY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: National Fire Service photographer

    Q(HS) 256

    Mr McGregor stands amidst the debris of his house, following a Baedeker Raid on York. The Morrison shelter which saved his life, and the life of his wife and lodger is visible under rubble to the right of the photograph.

  • BATTLE HQ OF NFS: THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LONDON REGION FIRE CONTROL ROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BATTLE HQ OF NFS: THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LONDON REGION FIRE CONTROL ROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Q(HS) 481

    A general view showing women at work in the Number 5 Region (London) National Fire Service control room. On the left of the photograph, a row of message telephonists sit at booths. On the right of the photographs, the wall is lined with indicator...

  • BATTLE HQ OF NFS: THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LONDON REGION FIRE CONTROL ROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BATTLE HQ OF NFS: THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LONDON REGION FIRE CONTROL ROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Q(HS) 484

    A firewoman plots the movement of fire-fighting appliances on an indicator board in the Number 5 Region (London) National Fire Service control room. This board shows the number of appliance available in any area at any given moment.

  • BATTLE HQ OF NFS: THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LONDON REGION FIRE CONTROL ROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BATTLE HQ OF NFS: THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LONDON REGION FIRE CONTROL ROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Q(HS) 485

    A National Fire Service switchboard operator in action at the NFS London Region headquarters. According to the original caption "This switchboard is the nerve centre through which the operations officer receives reports of fires and the progress of...

  • BATTLE HQ OF NFS: THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LONDON REGION FIRE CONTROL ROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BATTLE HQ OF NFS: THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LONDON REGION FIRE CONTROL ROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF HOME SECURITY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: National Fire Service photographer

    Q(HS) 486

    National Fire Service switchboard operators in action at the NFS London Region headquarters. According to the original caption "This switchboard is the nerve centre through which the operations officer receives reports of fires and the progress of...