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  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

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

    HU 104524

    A 'casualty' is lowered from the top floor of a building by means of ropes and a stretcher during a training exercise for a rescue squad of Air Raid Precautions (ARP) workers who nickname themselves 'lifeboatmen', 24 February 1940.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

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

    HU 104526

    An Air Raid Precautions (ARP) control room in Chelsea, London, on 24 February 1940. The Duty Officer moves the indicators to keep the control room up to date with the current deployment of the area's resources, such as heavy rescue and repair teams.

  • THE OBSERVER CORPS, 1940

    THE OBSERVER CORPS, 1940

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

    HU 104540

    A member of the Observer Corps listens for the approach of aircraft while his colleague sleeps, 29 February 1940.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

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

    HU 104535

    A central Air Raid Precautions (ARP) control room with female workers monitoring air raid incidents in the capital city on 24 February 1940. The large maps are used to plot, by the means of coloured pins, areas affected by bombs and the positions of ARP...

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

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

    HU 104528

    A Rescue Party in Rochford, Essex, save a dummy casualty during an Air Raid Precautions (ARP) training exercise on 13 February 1940.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

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

    HU 103756

    Firemen tackle a blaze during a large-scale Air Raid Precautions (ARP) exercise in the south coast towns of Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton on 25 February 1940. An imitation Luftwaffe aircraft and an overturned car containing a 'dead' body...

  • 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.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

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

    HU 104532

    Soldiers play dead and injured during a large-scale Air Raid Precautions (ARP) exercise in the south coast towns of Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton on 25 February 1940. The labels describe the extent of their 'injuries'.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

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

    HU 104533

    Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Marines based at Grimsby, move a stretcher case 'casualty' between vessels during a training exercise in assisting 'victims' of air raids off the coast of Britain, 23 February 1940.

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