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  • 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 21751

    Boatman Ronald Hambridge (left) collects his rations from the headquarters of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company at Hayes in Middlesex. The original caption explains that canals workers are greatly affected by food rationing because they are unable...

  • 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...

  • WOMEN DELIVER THE MILK IN WARTIME, LEEDS, ENGLAND, C 1942

    WOMEN DELIVER THE MILK IN WARTIME, LEEDS, ENGLAND, C 1942

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

    D 8760

    Mrs Ada Stone smiles for the camera whilst on her milk round, somewhere in Leeds, c 1942.

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - MAIL BOAT: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - MAIL BOAT: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

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

    D 18761

    In a 'lounge' area of the mail boat, a civilian man drinks from his flask of tea, as men and women of the services look on. He is using his briefcase as a 'table' on which to rest his flask.

  • BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24986

    Women queue for vegetables at a shop somewhere in London. The photograph is taken from inside the shop (which appears to function kiosk-style, with a window giving directly onto the street from where the customers are served), looking out onto the...

  • 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 10874

    A field of sugar beet comes under the plough in preparation for harvesting. This tractor-drawn machine not only ploughs up, tops and lifts the beet, but also deposits it in heaps along the field, which makes it a lot easier to collect it up.

  • TURKEY IN LONDON: LIFE AT THE ISTANBUL RESTAURANT, FRITH STREET, LONDON, 1943

    TURKEY IN LONDON: LIFE AT THE ISTANBUL RESTAURANT, FRITH STREET, LONDON, 1943

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

    D 13591

    Two black GIs and their girlfriends pass the Istanbul restaurant at number 12 Frith Street in London's Soho. Cars are parked along the street.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UK: EVACUATION FROM DUNKIRK, MAY-JUNE 1940

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UK: EVACUATION FROM DUNKIRK, MAY-JUNE 1940

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

    H 1634

    Tea and sandwiches are offered to evacuated troops aboard a train at Addison Road station, London, 31 May 1940. One of the soldiers is wearing a captured German helmet.

  • CABBAGES AND PRIMA DONNAS:  LIFE IN WARTIME COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    CABBAGES AND PRIMA DONNAS: LIFE IN WARTIME COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 583

    Porters transport large sacks of vegetables, probably potatoes, by push cart or trolley along a street in London's Covent Garden.

  • WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

    WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

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

    D 7632

    Before the flour is unloaded, Mrs March prepares the vegetables for lunch on board the 'HEATHER BELL'. She stands in the sunshine in the brightly-painted doorway of the barge to peel the potatoes, a basket of leeks and other vegetables beside...

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