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  • LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    LONDON PARKS: ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 15938

    A family group tries a spot of boating on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London. Several other rowing boats can be seen on the water behind them.

  • THE LONDON SUICIDE BOMBINGS, JULY 2005

    THE LONDON SUICIDE BOMBINGS, JULY 2005

    part of "MINISTRY OF DEFENCE HQ LAND COMMAND" (photographs) Made by: Penfound Giles (WO1)

    HU 94202

    A lone figure with backpack at the top of the entrance to a London Underground station on the day following the suicide bombings of the London Underground on 7 July 2005. At this point, the Underground network was partially closed with many of the...

  • UNDERGROUND RAILWAY WOMEN: WOMEN AT WORK ON LONDON'S TUBE NETWORK, 1942

    UNDERGROUND RAILWAY WOMEN: WOMEN AT WORK ON LONDON'S TUBE NETWORK, 1942

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

    D 9482

    Mrs Hilda Slater cleans a window of an underground tube train at a station in London. The windows have been covered with mesh-netting to limit the dangers of flying glass in air raids. A diamond-shaped hole has been left in the meshing so that...

  • LONDON IS STILL LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1941

    LONDON IS STILL LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1941

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

    D 2099

    A wide view of Oxford Street showing Bourne and Hollingsworth Department Store on the right hand side. On the left of the photograph, a man waits for a bus at the Wardour Street bus stop, and vehicles, (including a bus and a taxi), and pedestrians go...

  • VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 16829

    At the junction of New Bond Street and Conduit Street in London, Vera Perkins leans out of the horse-drawn cart being driven by Lilian Carpenter to ask a traffic policeman for directions. On the corner, the large building of C J Lytle Ltd Advertising...

  • LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

    LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

    D 2937

    Four young ladies enjoy a stroll in the Spring sunshine along a shopping street in the West End of London. Two are wearing fancy hats, proving that wartime clothing doesn't have to be drab! Cars and other pedestrians go about their daily business...

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1940-1947

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1942

    D 9794

    Flight Lieutenant Zbigniew Duńczewski and Flying Officer Zdzisław Hirsz of No. 304 Polish Bomber Squadron enjoying a stroll around Piccadilly Circus while on leave, 1942. Behind them, illuminated advertisements advertise Bovril and Schweppes tonic water...

  • UNDERGROUND RAILWAY WOMEN: WOMEN AT WORK ON LONDON'S TUBE NETWORK, 1942

    UNDERGROUND RAILWAY WOMEN: WOMEN AT WORK ON LONDON'S TUBE NETWORK, 1942

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

    D 9496

    Miss Feely operates one of the large lifts which carry passengers from street level down to the platforms and back up to the street again. Before the war, Miss Feely was a barmaid. Note the posters on display behind her: one provides the public with...

  • LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

    LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

    D 2949

    A hole in the ground and a pile of debris is all that is left of the building that once stood here in New Bridge Street, London, EC4. Across the rubble, life continues as before, with cars and pedestrians hurrying by. A branch of Boots the Chemist can...

  • CHESS IN THE CITY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE GAMBIT CHESS ROOMS, BUDGE ROW, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    CHESS IN THE CITY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE GAMBIT CHESS ROOMS, BUDGE ROW, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22959

    Two men chat outside the entrance to the Gambit Chess Rooms, Budge Row, London. Next to the Chess club can be seen 'Britts', described on its signage as a 'kettledrum' restaurant, serving morning coffee and afternoon teas. It is...

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