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  • BEVIN BOYS: MINING TRAINING, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BEVIN BOYS: MINING TRAINING, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 285

    As part of their training at a colliery near Canterbury, 'Bevin Boys' throw pit props onto piles during a Physical Training lesson with their ex-army instructor Alex Hamilton. According to the original caption "PT is specialised; is...

  • BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2162

    Patience 'Boo' Brand washes mugs in a bowl of water on the ground next to the WVS tea car, somewhere in London, 1941. The cups are washed straight after use and put away so that they are immediately ready when the tea car arrives at its next...

  • BRITISH FORCES IN BERLIN, GERMANY 1949 - 1960

    BRITISH FORCES IN BERLIN, GERMANY 1949 - 1960

    part of "MINISTRY OF DEFENCE POST 1945 OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: British Army official photographer

    BER 49-113-001

    The Berlin Blockade, 1949. A United States Air Force Skymaster aircraft with engines running at RAF Gatow during the Berlin Airlift.

  • The Suez Canal by Night

    The Suez Canal by Night

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1917-07-05

    Art.IWM ART 1413

    image: a view of a large ship in the Suez Canal on a pitch black night, the scene only illuminated by a small searchlight beam from the deck of the ship onto a patch of water.

  • Your Christmas Parcels Must Reach Your Friends Before Christmas Day

    Your Christmas Parcels Must Reach Your Friends Before Christmas Day

    (posters) Made by: Shep (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 15158

    whole: the title and main text occupy the majority, in blue and pink, set against a white background, and held within pink and blue borders. Further text is placed across the bottom edge, in white. image: text only. text: YOUR CHRISTMAS PARCELS MUST...

  • Ocean Transport : The Gateway to Battle

    Ocean Transport : The Gateway to Battle

    (art) Made by: Platt, John Edgar 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 4190

    image: A merchant convoy, made up of a number of ships of varying sizes, is leaving a harbour. The outer quayside is visible to the right with a white lighthouse in the background.

  • Green Market, Cape Town, December 1941

    Green Market, Cape Town, December 1941

    (art) Made by: Searle, Ronald William Fordham 1941-12-01

    Art.IWM ART 15746 74

    image: A sketch of a horse-drawn cart with a cage of chickens in the back and driver up front. There is also a woman carrying a large load on her head who is accompanied by a small child.

  • Are You Fond of Cycling?

    Are You Fond of Cycling?

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 4893

    whole: the title is positioned along the top edge, in black. The text occupies the remainder, in black. All set against a light brown background. image: text only. text: ARE YOU FOND OF CYCLING? IF SO WHY NOT CYCLE FOR THE KING? RECRUITS WANTED By the S....

  • Albert

    Albert

    (art) Made by: Lawson, Cecil Constant Philip

    Art.IWM ART 5928

    image: A large column of horse-drawn British carts move along a road through the French town of Albert. The road is muddy, the landscape is bare and the buildings in the background have been badly damaged by artillery fire.

  • Nile Steamers converted into Hospital Boats

    Nile Steamers converted into Hospital Boats

    (art) Made by: Mason, Frank

    Art.IWM ART 2843

    image: a large river steamer, painted white with large red crosses and serving as a hospital ship, is passing up a river or canal, while two more are behind in the distance. To the left is a small island with dhows.

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