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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 694

    The sandbagged structure used to protect the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus in London, 1939.

  • THE EVACUATION SCHEME IN BRITAIN, 1939

    THE EVACUATION SCHEME IN BRITAIN, 1939

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

    D 1939A

    An early start to evacuation is made by children of Myrdle School in Stepney. The children assembled at school at 5am on Friday 1 September 1939. This photograph shows evacuees and adults walking along a street carrying suitcases and gas mask boxes....

  • BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 5546

    The Neville Chamberlain War Cabinet 3 September 1939 - 10 May 1940: Leslie Hore-Belisha (left), the Secretary of State for War leaving No 10 Downing Street with Malcolm MacDonald, the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

  • BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Agency photographer

    HU 5539

    Neville Chamberlain's War Cabinet: 3 September 1939 - 10 May 1940. Lord Halifax, the Foreign Secretary (left) arriving at Downing Street, London.

  • 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 695

    The corrugated metal structure erected to protect the statue of King Charles I in Trafalgar Square, London, 1939.

  • 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)

    HU 36171

    A newspaper seller carrying a placard announcing that Britain had declared war on Germany.

  • THE CIVILIAN EVACUATION SCHEME IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE CIVILIAN EVACUATION SCHEME IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 36238

    Young children from the East End of London carrying their belongings, including their gas masks, as they set off on their journey to safer areas.

  • 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 1939

    HU 36214

    Evacuees waving goodbye to their parents from a train window, possibly 1939.

  • 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 36121

    Women classed as enemy aliens being escorted by police and officials to board trains at a London station, at the start of their journey for internment on the Isle of Man early in the Second World War.

  • THE OUTBREAK OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, SEPTEMBER 1939

    THE OUTBREAK OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, SEPTEMBER 1939

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer 1939-09-03

    HU 5538

    The Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, raising his hat to the crowd as he left 10 Downing Street on the day that Britain declared war on Germany, 3 September 1939.

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