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  • A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME EXETER, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1943

    A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME EXETER, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1943

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

    D 16655

    Two farmers attend the 91st sale of the 'Devon Cattle Breeder's Society'. They are leading a bull down the ramp from the cattle truck in which it has been transported to the sale. The original caption states that Devon bulls are ideal...

  • US RANGER GOES TO BRITISH BATTLE SCHOOL: AMERICANS TRAIN FOR BATTLE IN THE UK, 1943

    US RANGER GOES TO BRITISH BATTLE SCHOOL: AMERICANS TRAIN FOR BATTLE IN THE UK, 1943

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

    D 13653

    Corporal Harold Clausen of the United States Army and his colleagues negotiate a railway line as part of their training at this battle school, somewhere in Britain. Smoke is used to provide cover as they cross the tracks.

  • MODERN FARMING: AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    MODERN FARMING: AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 15988

    Agricultural workers operate a tractor-drawn 'Cutlift' machine in a clover field in Hampshire. This machine can be used to cut any green crop. Once cut, the crop passes up the conveyor and is dropped into the trailer. It can then be taken to...

  • FARMER'S SON: LIFE ON MOUNT BARTON FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

    FARMER'S SON: LIFE ON MOUNT BARTON FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 9980

    Colin Hoare starts up the tractor on his father's farm, although he is not allowed to drive it on the roads.

  • HARVESTING AT MOUNT BARTON, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

    HARVESTING AT MOUNT BARTON, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 10325

    Men at work during harvest time at Mount Barton farm. This "International" Harvester delivers corn to the attendant trailer. The threshed corn accumulates in a bin in the harvester and then runs out through a chute into the sacks being held...

  • PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

    PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 10880

    A close-up view of the tractor-drawn machine which not only ploughs up, tops and lifts the sugar beet, but also deposits it in heaps along the field, which makes it a lot easier to collect it up. The photograph shows a pile of beets coming out of a...

  • INVASION BUILD-UP: PREPARATIONS FOR THE D-DAY LANDINGS, UK, 1944

    INVASION BUILD-UP: PREPARATIONS FOR THE D-DAY LANDINGS, UK, 1944

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

    D 20394

    A line of army trucks awaits collection along a tree-lined lane or path, somewhere in Britain. They will soon be collected by various units and transported to the Second Front. In the foreground, a mechanic can be seen working on one of the vehicles.

  • PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWTH AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET IN BRITAIN, 1943

    PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWTH AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 12619

    Workers at this sugar beet factory shovel wet beet pulp into trucks for transport back to the farms which supplied the beet in the first place. Farmers are supplied with free beet pulp in proportion to the amount of beet they originally supplied.

  • 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 21774

    A pair of canal boats travel down the Grand Union Canal with a cargo of coal, bound for London. The second of the two (the 'butty') is towed behind the leading, engine-driven boat and is being steered by Valerie Gribbis, the boatman's...

  • EVACUEES FROM BRISTOL TO KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, 1940

    EVACUEES FROM BRISTOL TO KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, 1940

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

    D 2590

    Policemen and billeting officers help a group of children, evacuated from Bristol, to board a bus at Kingsbridge, Devon, which will take them to their final destination. Each child carries some kind of bag, suitcase or bundle, and they all have their...

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