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  • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 19021

    Lorry driver Fred Horrod checks his load before going to eat at a cafe on his journey from London to Manchester. According to the original caption, he left London at 8pm, and it is now about midnight. The cafe where he is breaking his journey for a...

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21765

    A boatman's wife steers the 'butty', the second in the pair of canal boats operated by he husband, probably along the Grand Union Canal, her baby seated beside her. Canal boats are mostly operated in pairs, the leader being run by an...

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21794

    A water diviner works along part of the Grand Union Canal, trying to identify to the exact location of a leak in the clay lining of the canal bed. The original caption explains that "where canals run along embankments, or over gravel or sandy soil...

  • AGRICULTURE AND THE MILITARY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, BRITAIN, C 1941

    AGRICULTURE AND THE MILITARY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, BRITAIN, C 1941

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

    D 4898

    Gunners run past a haywain to get to to their positions at an anti-aircraft post, somewhere in England. The horse-drawn hay cart is piled high and is led by a member of the Woman's Land Army.

  • AGRICULTURE AND THE MILITARY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, BRITAIN, C 1941

    AGRICULTURE AND THE MILITARY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, BRITAIN, C 1941

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

    D 4899

    A haywain, led by members of the Women's Land Army, passes by an anti-aircraft gun site, somewhere in England. The horse-drawn hay cart is piled, and the farm dog can also just be seen in the background.

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21759

    A young boy and his puppy sit on a canal boat as it travels along, probably on the Grand Union Canal. This child is from a canal boat family, and the original caption states that the children "begin to be useful to [their parents] at about the age...

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21800

    Jack Gribbis eats his lunchtime sandwich as he drives his canal boat along the Grand Union Canal. Behind him can be seen the 'butty', being steered by his wife and daughter Valerie. Canal boats are mostly operated in pairs, the leader being...

  • AGRICULTURE AND THE MILITARY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, BRITAIN, C 1941

    AGRICULTURE AND THE MILITARY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, BRITAIN, C 1941

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

    D 4906

    British troops load the straw harvest into a horse-drawn hay cart in a field, somewhere in England.

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS IN WARTIME - LEAVE TRAIN: TRANSPORT BETWEEN LONDON AND SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS IN WARTIME - LEAVE TRAIN: TRANSPORT BETWEEN LONDON AND SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18769

    In a smoking compartment on a train travelling between London and Scotland, a Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant settles down to a jigsaw puzzle to pass the time on the journey. He is using his case as a table on which to spread the puzzle pieces.

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21758

    A boatman opens a lock gate, somewhere on the Grand Union Canal.

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