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  • BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24671

    Two South African soldiers try their luck at a shooting game at the May Fair, Boston, Lincolnshire. Various items of Utility crockery can be seen on a table behind the counter, awarded as prizes if the target is hit.

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25440

    A group of young boys throw their female friend into the water as they bathe at the Lido by Caversham Bridge, Reading. Several other people can be seen in the water, enjoying the sunshine.

  • VICTORY PARADE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 8 JUNE 1946

    VICTORY PARADE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 8 JUNE 1946

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

    D 27859

    Crowds line the route as Royal Air Force Mechanical Horses with Torpedoes make their way towards the Saluting Base in the Mall, as part of the Victory Parade. In the background, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge can be clearly seen.

  • WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17188

    Two women enjoy afternoon tea in their seat in the auditorium of the New Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, during the interval of the matinee performance of 'La Traviata'. They have balanced the tray of china on their laps as they sip...

  • MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15040

    In the ornate surroundings of the rounded central hall of the National Gallery, now empty of the paintings which once hung there, war workers relax during their lunch hour by listening to the Blech String Quartet with Watson Forbes on viola, as they play...

  • WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

    WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

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

    D 14677

    Film and stage actor Derek de Marnay stands at a microphone and points to someone in the crowd as he auctions a very small, very green, banana as part of the festivities in Russell Square. According to the original caption, the piece of fruit fetched £5.

  • CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR TROOPER DEVEREUX'S DAUGHTER: CHRISTMAS IN WARTIME, PINNER, MIDDLESEX, DECEMBER 1944

    CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR TROOPER DEVEREUX'S DAUGHTER: CHRISTMAS IN WARTIME, PINNER, MIDDLESEX, DECEMBER 1944

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

    D 23005

    Outside the main entrance to Selfridge's department store on Oxford Street, representatives of the YMCA load the Christmas tree they have just purchased into their van. The tree is destined for Mrs Devereux and her daughter Jean, a present from Mrs...

  • RED ARMY DAY CELEBRATIONS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, FEBRUARY 1943

    RED ARMY DAY CELEBRATIONS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, FEBRUARY 1943

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

    D 12726

    A general view of the Red Army Day concert in progress at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

  • CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

    CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4988

    A striking portrait of two civilian firefighters, one male, one female. Both are wearing their Fire Guard armbands, long overcoats and steel helmets. The straps of their gas mask cases can also just be seen. This photograph was probably taken in...

  • DIPHTHERIA IMMUNISATION SCHEME, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    DIPHTHERIA IMMUNISATION SCHEME, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 3187

    A young girl plays with a hoop in the school playground to show that there are no ill effects following her inoculation against diphtheria, which took place the day before (7 May 1941) at Argyle Street School Clinic.

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