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  • 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 HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

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

    H 22548

    The Home Guard: A Home Guard mounted patrol parading for inspection at Cowbridge near Cardiff. Their task was to patrol the hills and valleys of the Welsh countryside.

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

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

    H 8138

    British troops of Western Command clearing up bomb damage in Birkenhead, Cheshire, 15 March 1941.

  • THE HOME GUARD IN THE  UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

    THE HOME GUARD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

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

    H 29014

    Sergeant Bill Davies, a colliery fireman from Gresford in North Wales, and the leader of a platoon of the colliery's Home Guard unit, bids goodbye to his wife as he leaves home to travel by bicycle to evening parade, 15 April 1943. Sgt Davies served...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

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

    H 25333

    A section of infantry charging with fixed bayonets at the Western Command weapon training school at Altcar in Lancashire, 13 November 1942.

  • 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.

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer 1940-11-15

    H 5600

    Bomb damage in Broadgate, central Coventry, the morning after the German air raid on the night of 14 November 1940.

  • THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

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

    H 34182

    The Home Guard: A medical exercise held in North Wales used a company of Home Guards to act as stretcher bearers, lowering the wounded down a cliff face and, with the aid of improvised rafts, bringing them across a river. Photograph shows the latter...

  • 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 2692

    A 4 inch gun of 177 Heavy Battery, Royal Artillery, being fired at Fort Crosby near Liverpool, England, 1 August 1940. This training operation formed part of British preparations to repel the threatened German invasion of 1940.

  • THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

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

    H 16372

    The Home Guard: Home Guards replaced regular gunners at Anti Aircraft batteries. Photograph shows Home Guard manning a Zeda projector at Bootle, Liverpool.

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