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  • The Warehouse Shelter in Commercial Road, East End

    The Warehouse Shelter in Commercial Road, East End

    (art) Made by: Topolski, Feliks

    Art.IWM ART LD 676

    image: A large, cavernous warehouse interior. A stream of light falls onto the floor in the centre of the space from a hole in the roof, and several characters appear to be dancing in the spotlight. There are a group of figures lying on the floor and...

  • Malta: The Hypogeum : people of Paola sheltering during a raid

    Malta: The Hypogeum : people of Paola sheltering during a raid

    (art) Made by: Cole, Leslie 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3553

    image: Several Maltese civilians sheltering within the interior of the main chamber of the subterranean Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a prehistoric underground temple. In the foreground three civilians lie on the floor and a few others appear to be settling...

  • Malta: Preparing for the Night in the Crypt of St Augustine's Valetta

    Malta: Preparing for the Night in the Crypt of St Augustine's Valetta

    (art) Made by: Cole, Leslie 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3548

    image: the interior of a church crypt where civilians have set up sleeping quarters for the night. There are two statues in the crypt, as well as an altar in the background.

  • 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...

  • A Bermondsey Rest Centre

    A Bermondsey Rest Centre

    (art) Made by: Hutchinson, Mabel 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1376

    image: The interior of a room of a rest centre full of civilians sitting on chairs, some drinking from mugs. In the centre of the composition a nurse dressed in white uniform stands talking to a small child.

  • A Warden's Post in Kensington

    A Warden's Post in Kensington

    (art) Made by: Ouless, Catherine

    Art.IWM ART LD 6094

    image: The interior of an ARP post with three Air Raid wardens inside. A male warden sits in a chair to the left smoking a pipe and reading; a female warden sits behind a desk talking on the telephone; and another male warden stands facing the woman with...

  • Children in School at Gas Mask Drill

    Children in School at Gas Mask Drill

    (art) Made by: Macpherson, Alexander 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1217

    image: Interior of a school classroom with children seated at desks while wearing gas-masks

  • The Control-room at South West Regional Headquarters, Bristol

    The Control-room at South West Regional Headquarters, Bristol

    (art) Made by: Piper, John 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 169

    image: a room lit by electric light. On the right hand wall is an abstract map, with areas marked with numbers and letters. On the adjacent wall are more symbols, another smaller map and a clock. In the foreground are tables with a glass and carafe.

  • The Passage to the Control-room at South West Regional Headquarters, Bristol

    The Passage to the Control-room at South West Regional Headquarters, Bristol

    (art) Made by: Piper, John 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 170

    image: A corridor lit by electric light, with numbers and symbols marking the walls and floor.

  • Patients Playing Cards in an Air-raid Shelter

    Patients Playing Cards in an Air-raid Shelter

    (art) Made by: Drury, Alfred Paul Dalou

    Art.IWM ART LD 1597

    image: male patients wearing their distinctive blue armed forces convalescent uniforms, sit in an air raid shelter playing cards. A man in civilian dress sits amongst them in the right foreground and a pair of crutches are propped up against the wall.

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