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  • THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: WAR INDUSTRY IN AN OLD COUNTRY HOUSE, 1942

    THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: WAR INDUSTRY IN AN OLD COUNTRY HOUSE, 1942

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

    D 12166

    Men at work in the garage attached to Mr and Mrs Clark's country house, now used as a small factory producing communications equipment. A car can be seen in the background.

  • BRITAIN SUPPLIES US ARMY STORE: AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1943

    BRITAIN SUPPLIES US ARMY STORE: AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 17010

    Private William Harris (of Route 2, Box 27, Eastover, South Carolina) pushes a sack barrow along the road between the rows of round-roofed Romney huts at an American Army store, somewhere in Britain. Two GIs wave at Private Harris from the cab of their...

  • THE WORK OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN AMBULANCE UNIT IN BRITAIN, 1941

    THE WORK OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN AMBULANCE UNIT IN BRITAIN, 1941

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

    D 4000

    Mrs Jack Miller of the American Ambulance, Great Britain, paints a white line around the bottom of her ambulance, in order to make it more visible in the blackout.

  • 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 21768

    A mother settles her baby down to sleep in the cabin of her canal boat. The cabin is adorned with decorative plates, family photographs and lace, which, according to the original caption "are the hallmarks of a good canal boat cabin".

  • 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 21771

    A young girl daughter of a canal boatman, turns the handle of a lock, somewhere along the Grand Union Canal. She is winding up the paddles to let the water from the top level fill the lock and raise the boats. The original caption states that "...

  • SAFETY FIRST: ROAD SAFETY FOR CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1942

    SAFETY FIRST: ROAD SAFETY FOR CHILDREN, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 7805

    A young girl steps into the road as she struggles with her full shopping basket. In her attempt to stop the loaf of bread from falling out of the basket, she hasn't noticed the cars approaching behind her.

  • 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 21795

    Repair work is carried out on part of the bed of the Grand Union Canal. The original caption states that "where canals run along embankments, or over gravel or sandy soil, water is retained by a clay lining called a clay puddle. Much of the...

  • 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 19023

    After eating a midnight supper at May's Cafe, (a lorry drivers' 'pull-up' somewhere between London and Manchester), Fred Horrod cleans the windscreen of his 7-ton Leyland lorry before resuming his journey. The original caption states...

  • 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 18772

    A group of British Army officers enjoy a chat and a cigarette in a railway compartment as they return to their units after a period of leave. One man tries to read as the others share a joke.

  • 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 4903

    British troops help with the harvest, somewhere in England. Men can be seen standing on top of a hay cart, loading straw into a machine which sorts the harvest into sacks. The machine is being driven by the steam engine which can be seen on the right...

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