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  • BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2732

    This bollard on a traffic island on a London street, possibly Knightsbridge, is just one of the many driving precautions established during the war to prevent accidents during the blackout. The bollard is painted white to be as reflective as possible...

  • BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2733

    A member of the Westminster Road Lining Unit pushes his line-painting machine along a London street as he puts the finishing touches to the large white 'Y' he is painting on the road. Several cars can be seen in the background.

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2739

    The large windows above this J Lyon's and Company tea shop have been bricked up, but with a few small openings remaining. The windows have been bricked up so that they are not continually smashed during air raids. A bus stop is also just visible...

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2748

    A view of the interior of a London bus, showing the anti-blast window protection mesh which has been installed on this vehicle. A few small round holes can be seen in the netting, probably to allow passengers to see out of the window properly.

  • LOUDSPEAKERS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    LOUDSPEAKERS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    D 3615

    A view of one of the four loudspeaker units that were installed on the fountains in Trafalgar Square to relay the music of military bands that played on the roof of the surface shelter, also in Trafalgar Square.

  • LOUDSPEAKER ON THE LONDON UNDERGROUND, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    LOUDSPEAKER ON THE LONDON UNDERGROUND, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    D 3618

    A view of a loudspeaker unit, in use on the platform of a London Underground ('Tube') station.

  • BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2749

    This photograph shows the hooded headlamps of a Westminster stretcher party vehicle, somewhere in London. The hood fits over the headlamp and is completely solid, with the exception of three strips cut into it which allow light to filter through and...

  • BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT PRECAUTIONS FOR DRIVERS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2730

    This photograph shows a large white 'V' painted on the road in the Strand in London, as a precaution for those driving in the blackout.

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2741

    The large doorway at the entrance to the Royal Institute of British Architects has been bricked up and a new entrance created. An extra brick wall has been placed in front of the entrance and the doorway moved to the side if this wall. The aim of this...

  • BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLACKOUT AND AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2752

    A view of the shopfront of chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker, in London's Mayfair, showing that the majority of the shop window has been boarded up, with the exception of a small triangular opening in which to display their goods. The aim of this...

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