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  • Wings for Victory Week: Trafalgar Square, London WC2

    Wings for Victory Week: Trafalgar Square, London WC2

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 2845

    image: a view of a busy Trafalgar Square in London with a Lancaster bomber on display as a huge crowd gathers to mark 'Wings for Victory Week'. The view faces the front of the National Gallery in the background, which has numerous flags of...

  • Boston Aircraft under Repair in Maintenance Hangars

    Boston Aircraft under Repair in Maintenance Hangars

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 2317

    image: a Boston aircraft, viewed from the front, partially stripped and held in a wooden scaffold in a hangar. Two men work on the underside of each of the wings while two others work on the undercarriage. In the foreground a fifth man works at a...

  • AFS Practice with a Large Pump : On the banks of the Serpentine, London

    AFS Practice with a Large Pump : On the banks of the Serpentine, London

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 155

    image: groups of AFS men struggle to control large jets of water and fire hoses on the side of the Serpentine, next to a large pump.

  • Sniper's Make-up

    Sniper's Make-up

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 3419

    image: A head and shoulder portrait of a young soldier wearing a tin hat, his face camouflaged with dark criss-crossed lines.

  • Paravanes under Construction

    Paravanes under Construction

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 779

    image: a factory floor with a stack of paravanes in the foreground. On the right a worker is adjusting some machinery containing a paravane. Another is suspended from a chain in the ceiling.

  • An AA Battery

    An AA Battery

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3411

    image: Two figures stand in the centre of a road in the foreground. Behind them, just off the roadside, is a gun battery. An anti-aircraft gun points up to the sky, surrounded by a circular stone wall and sandbags. The rooftops of a large town lie...

  • Raw Materials for 4.5 Anti-aircraft Shells

    Raw Materials for 4.5 Anti-aircraft Shells

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 941

    image: two munitions workers stack metal cylinders into enormous piles from a small hand cart. There are similar piles stretching into the distance behind them.

  • An AA Battery : River Medway

    An AA Battery : River Medway

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3413

    image: a view looking down on several anti-aircraft guns, including two Bofors guns, in gun emplacements with a few soldiers moving around in between the maze of walls in the battery. The battery is positioned on the coast with the sea and a small dock...

  • Night Exercises in Plymouth Sound

    Night Exercises in Plymouth Sound

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2441

    image: a view looking out to sea towards an island at night, with the tip of the seafront in the foreground. Searchlight throw beams up into the night sky, highlighting dark ships and a flying boat off the coast.

  • Fire-hose Practice in St James's Park, London

    Fire-hose Practice in St James's Park, London

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 250

    image: a view across a lake in the park towards small groups of AFS practicing with fire hoses. They are partially obscured by enormous jets of water filling the air.

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