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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 5799

    A gunner keeps watch at the 9.2 inch gun battery at Castle Priory, Tynemouth, England, manned by 508th Coastal Regiment, Royal Artillery. This operation formed part of British preparations to repel the threatened German invasion of 1940

  • INVASION DEFENCES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

    INVASION DEFENCES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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

    H 1947

    A pillbox on the promenade on the sea front at Worthing, 26 June 1940. The pier can be seen in the background.

  • INVASION DEFENCES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

    INVASION DEFENCES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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

    H 2185

    Concrete road barriers in Cheriton, Kent, 10 July 1940. An East Kent Bus shelter converted into a pillbox can be seen in the background.

  • 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.

  • THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: THE HOME FRONT

    THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: THE HOME FRONT

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

    H 5842

    Two members of the Home Guard with a Vickers machine gun on a village green in Surrey. Originally known as the Local Defence Volunteers, the force was set up in 1940 as a precaution against enemy parachute landings behind the lines in the event of an...

  • 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 2695

    Gunners of 177 Heavy Battery, Royal Artillery, man an anti-aircraft Lewis gun at Fort Crosby near Liverpool, England, 1 August 1940. This operation formed part of British preparations to repel the threatened German invasion of 1940.

  • THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    HU 36872

    A pile of signposts removed as part of the anti-invasion precautions.

  • BRITAIN'S WARTIME DEFENCES 1940

    BRITAIN'S WARTIME DEFENCES 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    HU 85532

    Anti-invasion defences: baths and water troughs being placed across the fairways on a golf course to prevent enemy aircraft from landing.

  • 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 2696

    ATS girls and gun crews of 177 Heavy Battery rush to 'take post' at Fort Crosby near Liverpool, England. This training operation formed part of British preparations to repel the threatened German invasion of 1940

  • 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 3096

    A 'fighting column' from the South Wales Borderers man their motorcycles which are parked in a suburban street in Bootle, Liverpool, England, 16 August 1940. This training operation formed part of British preparations to repel the threatened...

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