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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...

  • THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    D 24703

    A scientist at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, waits for a break in the clouds to take a photograph of the sun, using a haliograph. According to the original caption, this has occurred daily, weather permitting, since 1873 and "the photographs...

  • THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    D 24697

    A view of Flamsteed House, part of the old Observatory building designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Clearly visible in the top right hand corner is the time ball, which, since 1833 until the outbreak of the war, had given a time signal to ships in the...

  • 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 2295

    A large pile of rubble and wood is all that remains of a two-storey house, destroyed as part of a Morrison shelter test, somewhere in Britain, 1941. In the background can be seen damage caused to other houses in the are by an earlier air raid, and Civil...

  • THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24700

    A view of bomb damage to various buildings at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, taken looking north from the main building. In the middle distance is the Altazimuth building, and in the background is the Oriental Dome. Both buildings were damaged by a...

  • THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24701

    Maintenance engineers adjust a spectroscope at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The telescope was presented to the Observatory in April 1934 by Mr Johnston Yapp to commemorate the services of the Astronomer Royal, Sir Frank Dyson, who retired in 1933...

  • 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 2297

    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...

  • EGYPTIAN NEWSPAPER EDITORS ON MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SPONSORED TOUR OF UK SITES AND FACILITIES

    EGYPTIAN NEWSPAPER EDITORS ON MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SPONSORED TOUR OF UK SITES AND FACILITIES

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

    D 24923

    Members of the Egyptian delegation visit the Ministry of Works experimental housing estate at Northolt to view newly designed houses built from modern materials.

  • 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...

  • DAMAGE FROM AERIAL BOMBING TO BUILDINGS IN SHANGHAI DURING THE SINO-JAPANESE CONFLICT, 1937

    DAMAGE FROM AERIAL BOMBING TO BUILDINGS IN SHANGHAI DURING THE SINO-JAPANESE CONFLICT, 1937

    part of "MINISTRY OF WORKS OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Official photographer

    (MOW) A 1061-2

    Plan of bomb damage to the Godown warehouse on the corner of Tongshan and Dalny roads: Longitudinal and cross sections through the building.

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