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  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 7919

    Walking wounded cases are helped out of ambulance cars and guided across the playground of the school which is serving as a First Aid Post, following the incident. The school is Mary Boon School, on the corner of Earsby Street and Bishop King's...

  • SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    D 1568

    Elephant and Castle London Underground Station Shelter: People sleeping on the crowded platform of Elephant and Castle tube station while taking shelter from German air raids during the London Blitz.

  • LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23407

    At Gleniffer Laundry in Catford, large bundles of finished laundry are loaded into a large van for delivery to customers.

  • COVENTRY, SPRING 1944: EVERYDAY LIFE IN COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COVENTRY, SPRING 1944: EVERYDAY LIFE IN COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18092

    Pedestrians and buses hurry along as they go about their daily business on High Street, Coventry. The focus of this photograph is the Cathedral, the tower of which can be seen behind some Ministry of Information posters.

  • 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 24989

    A general view of a busy shopping street, showing men, women and children queuing for fish, somewhere in London, probably around Kentish Town. They are queuing past a large pub building owned by Charrington's Ales: a wine and spirit merchant...

  • 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...

  • INTERNATIONAL PICCADILLY: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN LONDON, 1942

    INTERNATIONAL PICCADILLY: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN LONDON, 1942

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

    D 9785

    A wide aerial view of Piccadilly Circus, showing Eros boarded up and covered in war savings posters. A London double-decker bus can be seen in the bottom right hand corner, travelling just in front of a group of overseas service personnel. More troops...

  • CATTLE MARKET: EVERYDAY LIFE AT CATTLE MARKETS IN KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    CATTLE MARKET: EVERYDAY LIFE AT CATTLE MARKETS IN KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22198

    Pigs are driven from vans into pens at Sevenoaks market in Kent.

  • UNDERGROUND RAILWAY WOMEN: WOMEN AT WORK ON LONDON'S TUBE NETWORK, 1942

    UNDERGROUND RAILWAY WOMEN: WOMEN AT WORK ON LONDON'S TUBE NETWORK, 1942

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

    D 9482

    Mrs Hilda Slater cleans a window of an underground tube train at a station in London. The windows have been covered with mesh-netting to limit the dangers of flying glass in air raids. A diamond-shaped hole has been left in the meshing so that...

  • FLYING BOMB: V1 BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    FLYING BOMB: V1 BOMB DAMAGE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21236

    Civil Defence rescue workers search for survivors under a huge pile of rubble and timbers following a V1 attack in the Highland Road and Lunham Road area of Upper Norwood, as men of the Pioneer Corps awaiting instructions on where to dig, look on. In...

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