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  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 3605

    Belgian and French former POWs wait at Rheine aerodrome to board RAF Dakota aircraft which will transport them to Brussels, 15 April 1945.

  • GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION, 1945-1946

    GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION, 1945-1946

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CL 2763

    French and Belgian former prisoners of war waiting at Luneberg airfield for aircraft of Royal Air Force Transport Command to fly them back to their own countries.

  • GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CL 2769

    French and Belgian former prisoners of war boarding a Dakota aircraft of Royal Air Force Transport Command at Luneberg airfield for repatriation to their own countries.

  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24164

    A Velo taxi at work in Paris. According to the original caption, this is a home-made bicycle taxi, "with its cellophane windscreen, makeshift hood, two old bicycle wheels and wooden box body", although there are also many factory-made versions...

  • A FRENCH WORKER LIGHTS CHURCHILL'S CIGAR, CHERBOURG, FRANCE, 1944

    A FRENCH WORKER LIGHTS CHURCHILL'S CIGAR, CHERBOURG, FRANCE, 1944

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Newman (Newsweek)

    OWIL 30645

    Whilst inspecting reconstruction work in Cherbourg, Winston Churchill has his cigar lit by a French worker. The smoking worker leans into the car in which Churchill is travelling with Major General Cecil Moore (Chief Engineer of the European Theatre of...

  • ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

    ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1724

    A policeman gives directions to Free French soldiers and sailors, somewhere in London in 1940. In the background a London Underground subway sign is just visible, and a car is parked alongside the troops.

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    O 69

    The BEF arrives in France, September - October 1939: French civilians at Bernay wave as a British transport convoy passes through the village.

  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24176

    A general view of a cab rank: French style! A row of Velo taxis line the kerb of a leafy street in the Spring sunshine, somewhere in Paris. Pedestrians can be clearly seen, going about their daily business.

  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24165

    A 'super Velo taxi' whizzes past the camera on a street in Paris, France. This Velo taxi has extra power, as it is 'driven' by two men riding a tandem. Most Velo taxis are 'driven' by a single cyclist on a normal bicycle.

  • PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

    PARISIAN TRAFFIC, SPRING 1945: EVERYDAY LIFE IN PARIS, FRANCE, 1945

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

    D 24163

    A general view of a Paris street, showing two cars which have been converted to run on fuel other than petrol. The vehicle nearest the camera has a large cylindrical tank built into the rear of the car. In the background, the second car has a large...

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