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  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21752

    A view of the canal lock system in the Snow Hill area of Birmingham. The original caption describes how Birmingham is at the heart of the canal network, with links to other cities in all directions and states that "over 4,000,000 tons a year in...

  • WAR WORKERS NURSERY AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    WAR WORKERS NURSERY AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    L 18

    A young girl named Joan is measured by a nurse at the day nursery attached to the Carnegie Institute of Child Welfare in Birmingham. Every child is weighed and their height measured when they first arrive at the nursery, and a careful check is kept on...

  • BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

    BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    D 4126

    Although some debris has been cleared on this site on James Street, Aston Newtown, Birmingham, a large pile of timbers and some brick rubble can be clearly seen. Also visible to the right of the photograph are the twisted remains of several Anderson...

  • WAR WORKERS NURSERY AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    WAR WORKERS NURSERY AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    L 7

    In the garden of the day nursery attached to the Carnegie Institute of Child Welfare in Birmingham, a nurse feeds a toddler his lunch. Women war workers leave their children at the day nursery attached to the Institute whilst they go to work in local...

  • FIREFIGHTERS AT WORK IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

    FIREFIGHTERS AT WORK IN 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 4110

    Firefighters hose water through the glassless windows of the shell of a building on Small Brook Street, which was destroyed by fire after an air raid, c 1940. A pile of rubble and debris is clearly visible in the foreground.

  • 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.

  • 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 9424

    A Civil Defence worker walks along Whitehall Road in Birmingham following an air raid. Behind him can be seen the remains of houses that once lined the road.

  • BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, 1942

    BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 9430

    In support of the 'Holidays at Home' scheme, members of the public enjoy an open air performance of 'Devonshire Cream' in a Birmingham Park. It is interesting to note the differing seat prices, ranging from 5/ at the front (nearest...

  • 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.

  • BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, 1942

    BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 9422

    This busy scene of shoppers around the stalls in the Bull Ring shows that the famous Market Hall is still popular, despite bomb damage to the surrounding area.

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