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  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24164

    A Velo taxi at work in Paris. According to the original caption, this is a home-made bicycle taxi, "with its cellophane windscreen, makeshift hood, two old bicycle wheels and wooden box body", although there are also many factory-made versions...

  • PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24166

    A large group of people, including children and American and British soldiers, crowd around a trio of musicians to hear a new song in the Place de la Madelaine, Paris, France. The sun shines on the musicians (an accordion player, a female drummer, and a...

  • PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24174

    French civilians buy potatoes and leeks from a small market stall, somewhere in Paris. According to the original caption "potatoes are rationed, the pile of leeks won't last long, there is very little else for sale".

  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24176

    A general view of a cab rank: French style! A row of Velo taxis line the kerb of a leafy street in the Spring sunshine, somewhere in Paris. Pedestrians can be clearly seen, going about their daily business.

  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24165

    A 'super Velo taxi' whizzes past the camera on a street in Paris, France. This Velo taxi has extra power, as it is 'driven' by two men riding a tandem. Most Velo taxis are 'driven' by a single cyclist on a normal bicycle.

  • THE SEVEN SEAS CLUB: LIFE AT THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 1943

    THE SEVEN SEAS CLUB: LIFE AT THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 1943

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

    D 13928

    American seaman J C Winaski from Connecticut (left) shakes hands with Teaka Makario Bou, a Fighting French sailor from French Tahiti at the bar of the Seven Seas Club in Edinburgh. Andrew Jacobsen, from Norway, stands between them.

  • PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, MARCH 1945

    PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, MARCH 1945

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

    D 24177

    A general view of a fish stall in a market, somewhere in Paris. According to the original caption, "fish is rationed on a complicated system of monthly tickets. When you are properly registered and have got your ticket, the fish isn't always...

  • PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARIS, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LIBERATED PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24161

    A large group of civilians queues outside a bakery-patisserie on a street, somewhere in Paris. There are a large number of men in this queue, which is a big difference from similar queues in Britain. One boy has just bought his two baguette loaves. In...

  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24163

    A general view of a Paris street, showing two cars which have been converted to run on fuel other than petrol. The vehicle nearest the camera has a large cylindrical tank built into the rear of the car. In the background, the second car has a large...

  • THE BERLIN WALL 1961 - 1989

    THE BERLIN WALL 1961 - 1989

    part of "CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION POST 1945 COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: British official photographer

    TR 30283-23

    The Wall and Death Strip seen from the Bernauerstrasse viewing platform in the French sector.