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  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

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

    H 3640

    Sappers of 211 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers, attached to 44th Infantry Division, make 'Molotov Cocktails' from beer bottles at Woodlands, Doncaster, England, as part of British preparations to repel the threatened German invasion of 1940.

  • WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    H 15868

    West Indian troops in Britain: Many West Indian troops served as skilled tradesmen with the Royal Engineers, building bridges and pontoons in Western Command. Photograph shows: Sapper Williams, an MT driver, from Kingston, Jamaica, serving with the Royal...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

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

    H 20762

    Royal Engineers marching through Preston, 19 June 1942.

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS IN WARTIME - LEAVE TRAIN: TRANSPORT BETWEEN LONDON AND SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS IN WARTIME - LEAVE TRAIN: TRANSPORT BETWEEN LONDON AND SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18771

    A Lance Corporal of the Royal Engineers checks the tickets and passes of passengers in a compartment on a train travelling between London and Scotland. The initials 'MC' on his brassard stand for 'Movement Control'. The men pass the...

  • Soldier and Girl Sleeping

    Soldier and Girl Sleeping

    (art) Made by: Scott, William 1942

    Art.IWM ART 16843

    image: A soldier in a greatcoat and a girl sit arm-in arm, sleeping together on a station bench. He is leaning into the corner and grips the girl's arm with both hands. Dressed in brown, she lies against him, her head resting on his shoulder,...

  • Night Convoy

    Night Convoy

    (art) Made by: Scott, William 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 6514

    image: A convoy of troop-carrying trucks passing along a street at night with terraced housing on both sides of the road. All windows are blacked out and there are no street lights. In the back of the nearest truck, troops are visible lying under...

  • 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 2174

    After tea, a group of Royal Engineers help Patience 'Boo' Brand with the washing up, by drying the mugs and stacking them back in their trays. The Engineers have been building bridges across bomb craters on main thoroughfares and have just...

  • 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 2173

    After tea, a group of Royal Engineers help Patience 'Boo' Brand fill up the washing up bowl with hot water from the water urn. The Engineers have been building bridges across bomb craters on main thoroughfares and have just bought afternoon...

  • 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 2171

    Patience 'Boo' Brand and Rachel Bingham serve tea to men of the Royal Engineers from the back of a WVS tea car, donated to the WVS by the American Red Cross. The Royal Engineers had been building bridges across bomb craters in main...

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS IN WARTIME - LEAVE TRAIN: TRANSPORT BETWEEN LONDON AND SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS IN WARTIME - LEAVE TRAIN: TRANSPORT BETWEEN LONDON AND SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18774

    Soldiers of the Royal Engineers queue up to buy refreshments in the buffet car on the leave train. The buffet is run by the NAAFI. Drinks (including tea, coffee, cocoa, lemonade, Oxo and Bovril) range in price from 1d to 2d and sandwiches (including...

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