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  • 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...

  • COLONIAL REST HOME: EMPIRE ACCOMMODATION AT COLONIAL HOUSE, NORTH SHIELDS, COUNTY DURHAM, 1942

    COLONIAL REST HOME: EMPIRE ACCOMMODATION AT COLONIAL HOUSE, NORTH SHIELDS, COUNTY DURHAM, 1942

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

    D 10714

    Warden G U Minto (right) watches as Gerald Vincent, general factotum, prepares a meal in the kitchen of Colonial House, North Shields. According to the original captions, Minto had been a welterweight boxing champion.

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2375

    Mrs Day says goodbye to the butcher as she leaves his shop, after having bought her meat ration. The window of the butcher's shop has been boarded over after the glass was knocked out during an air raid. The sign in the butcher's window says...

  • MUSLIM COMMUNITY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN BUTETOWN, CARDIFF, WALES, UK, 1943

    MUSLIM COMMUNITY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN BUTETOWN, CARDIFF, WALES, UK, 1943

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

    D 15293

    Visitors to Butetown for the opening of the new Mosque enjoy a meal at 'The Cairo' cafe. Left to right, they are: Abdul Aziz, from Calcutta, who runs a cafe in South Shields, Mrs Aziz and their daughter Joynob, Mrs Annie Nian, with her son...

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2372

    Mrs Day stops to look in the window of a shop to see what is available to her this week. The photograph is taken from inside the shop, and Mrs Day can be seen next to the shopkeeper. A group of other shoppers can also be seen. This photograph was...

  • COLONIAL REST HOME: EMPIRE ACCOMMODATION AT COLONIAL HOUSE, NORTH SHIELDS, COUNTY DURHAM, 1942

    COLONIAL REST HOME: EMPIRE ACCOMMODATION AT COLONIAL HOUSE, NORTH SHIELDS, COUNTY DURHAM, 1942

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

    D 10712

    A group of men, mostly from the British Honduras Forestry unit, relax and enjoy a meal at Colonial House, North Shields. Amongst them are William Torrington (seated second from left, both hands on plate) and Gerald Vincent (directly beneath vase on...

  • WOOLMORE STREET RESTAURANT: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

    WOOLMORE STREET RESTAURANT: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

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

    D 10673

    27 year old M M Brookes (centre) brings a bottle of water to a table at which four sailors are enjoying their lunch. Clockwise from centre they are: M M Brookes (holds a diploma in domestic science and runs the restaurant), R White (21 years old, an AB...

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2371

    A close up view of Mrs Day's shopping basket and gas mask case, which she has taken with her on her shopping trip. The gas mask case has a special pocket which enables it to be used like a handbag. Behind her, the greengrocer arranges his wares....

  • THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22524

    A class of kitchen maids learn how to use a potato peeling machine as part of their training at the National Training College of Domestic Science in Westminster. According to the original caption, "this is the first time kitchen maids have ever...

  • AMERICAN LEASE AND LEND FOOD BEING EATEN IN ENGLAND, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    AMERICAN LEASE AND LEND FOOD BEING EATEN IN ENGLAND, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    V 50

    Three children eat American cheese sandwiches at an emergency feeding centre in Liverpool. Behind them, a man can be seen cooking at a Soyer boiler or field cooker. One girl is laughing as she eats.

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