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  • The Underworld: Taking cover in a Tube Station during a London air raid

    The Underworld: Taking cover in a Tube Station during a London air raid

    (art) Made by: Bayes, Walter 1918

    Art.IWM ART 935

    image: A scene of civilians, predominantly women and children, sheltering in Elephant and Castle tube station. Some civilians sit on the platform seating, whilst others sit or lie on the platform itself. On the wall behind are a few C R W Nevinson...

  • Evening Quarters : The look-out at Cannon Street Anti-Aircraft Station

    Evening Quarters : The look-out at Cannon Street Anti-Aircraft Station

    (art) Made by: Gray, Ronald 1917

    Art.IWM ART 321

    image: An anti-aircraft post overlooking the City of London, with Monument visible to the left. In the foreground, three naval personnel in white caps stand around a gun that is aimed skywards. Several searchlight beams illuminate the sky above them.

  • St Pauls Cathedral : the night watch in the dome

    St Pauls Cathedral : the night watch in the dome

    (art) Made by: Rushbury, Henry

    Art.IWM ART 1130

    image: a view of part of the internal structure of a domed roof; a heavy wooden framework dominates, with platforms and railed stairways. A figure carrying a lamp stands on a stairway in the left foreground, while another figure emerges from a doorway on...

  • The First Zeppelin Seen From Piccadilly Circus, 8th September 1915

    The First Zeppelin Seen From Piccadilly Circus, 8th September 1915

    (art) Made by: Gow, Andrew Carrick 1915

    Art.IWM ART 5216

    image: A dark and gloomy evening scene in Piccadilly Circus with a German Zeppelin airship and barrage balloons visible in the night sky illuminated by the beam of a searchlight. In the foreground Piccadilly Circus is busy with civilians and traffic,...

  • Awaiting Zeppelins. Sandringham, January 1915

    Awaiting Zeppelins. Sandringham, January 1915

    (art) Made by: Holmes, Charles John 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2493

    image: An anti-aircraft position with personnel standing to attention on either side of the large gun. Beyond are the woods silhouetted against the night sky. An officer stands in the foreground, his back to the viewer.

  • A Coast Defence : an 18-pounder anti-aircraft gun, Tyneside, 1917

    A Coast Defence : an 18-pounder anti-aircraft gun, Tyneside, 1917

    (art) Made by: Lavery, John 1917

    Art.IWM ART 1263

    image: Searchlights scan the night sky over the coast at an anti-aircraft installation. One of the two guns is firing, with the flash from the barrel illuminating the scene.

  • The Balloon Apron

    The Balloon Apron

    (art) Made by: Dobson, Frank 1918

    Art.IWM ART 2001

    image: A view across a flat agricultural landscape. Barrage balloons are lit by a dramatic evening sunset. On the horizon factory chimneys send up thick vertical streams of smoke into the sky. In the foreground lies a narrow country road that curves...

  • The Reporting Room in a 'Final' GCI (Ground-controlled Interception) Station

    The Reporting Room in a 'Final' GCI (Ground-controlled Interception) Station

    (art) Made by: Rawlinson, William Thomas 1946

    Art.IWM ART LD 5839

    image: the interior of the reporting room with two large circular maps displaying East Anglia, around which are female personnel in dark blue uniforms. Information boards are placed on the wall in the background and there are female personnel at work in...

  • A CH (Chain Home) Radar Station on the East Coast

    A CH (Chain Home) Radar Station on the East Coast

    (art) Made by: Rawlinson, William Thomas 1946

    Art.IWM ART LD 5735

    image: Standard steel transmitter towers in the foreground with wooden receiver towers in the background. In the foreground are piles of tires, some vegetation and a line of barbed wire fencing.

  • A Composite Radar Station for Air-surface Watching

    A Composite Radar Station for Air-surface Watching

    (art) Made by: Rawlinson, William Thomas 1946

    Art.IWM ART LD 5835

    image: a coastal radar station with the radar equipment and masts in the centre background. In the foreground are several buildings with personnel in dark uniforms milling around outside. The sea is visible in the background to the left.

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