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  • MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

    MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

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

    D 2291

    A two storey house is brought down with high explosives to reproduce the collapse of a house brought on by heavy bombs falling close by during a test in 1941. The indoor 'table-type', or Morrison, shelter was placed in a ground floor room...

  • POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY HOUSING

    POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY HOUSING

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer (Undefined) 1945

    D 24223

    Army Nissen Huts converted into temporary homes stand on a former bomb site between the surviving terraced housing on a typical residential street, 1945.

  • POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY HOUSING

    POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY HOUSING

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

    D 24229

    A row of newly completed and occupied prefabricated houses.

  • WOMEN DELIVER THE MILK IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1942

    WOMEN DELIVER THE MILK IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 8131

    A female milkman leaves a pint of milk on the doorstep of a house somewhere in Britain.

  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, UK, 1942

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POSTERS, UK, 1942

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

    D 12032

    A car travels past a row of Ministry of Information posters, somewhere in Britain. Left to right, the posters are: "Use Shanks's Pony, walk when you can", "Dig For Victory", "Marshall's Table Foods help nourish the...

  • BOOKS IN WARTIME, 1942

    BOOKS IN WARTIME, 1942

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

    D 11292

    Mrs Smith, and her husband Private Smith, consult an assistant in a book shop. Another soldier can be seen in the foreground, leafing through a book as he browses the shelves. According to the original caption, the changes made to books means that...

  • MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

    MORRISON SHELTER ON TRIAL: TESTING THE NEW INDOOR SHELTER, 1941

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

    D 2293

    Men, probably from the Ministry of Home Security, check the inside and outside of the house to be used in this test of an indoor table-type air raid shelter, somewhere in Britain in 1941. It appears that this house and the surrounding area had already...

  • BRITISH FOOD STOCKS FOR LIBERATED EUROPE, 1945

    BRITISH FOOD STOCKS FOR LIBERATED EUROPE, 1945

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

    V 167

    Four children help two lorry men to load large tins of Meredith and Drew Ltd. 'Welfare Biscuits' onto a lorry. A row of terraced houses can be seen behind them. In addition to the biscuits, boxes of Ministry of Food mixed vegetable soup (...

  • KITCHEN WASTE INTO CATTLE FEED: SALVAGE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

    KITCHEN WASTE INTO CATTLE FEED: SALVAGE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

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

    D 7577

    A salvage worker empties a metal tin of household waste into his rubbish trolley on a residential street somewhere in Britain. The housewife who put out this tin of scraps for salvage watches from behind her garden gate. Note the typical 1930s '...

  • WOMEN DELIVER THE MILK IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1942

    WOMEN DELIVER THE MILK IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 8137

    Milk girls leave the diary in their horse-drawn carts, working the rounds of the milkmen who have joined the services. The carts are piled high with crates, full of bottles of milk.

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