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  • warning sign, Air Raid, all clear/warning

    warning sign, Air Raid, all clear/warning

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 175

    Second World War period British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warning sign. A sign of this type was included in the fabric of the Cabinet War Rooms and used more generally to indicate air raid conditions to personnel sheltering in deep bomb proofs, control...

  • badge, 'V For Victory' Favour

    badge, 'V For Victory' Favour

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 4635

    Second World War British Home Front 'V' for Victory Favour badge. The responsibility and origins of the 'V' for Victory campaign lay with the BBC who in July 1941, in the wake of the desperate Russian defensive operations following...

  • My Bedroom - The Artist Uses his Suitcase as a Work Surface, in the Absence of a Table
'Internment' series

    My Bedroom - The Artist Uses his Suitcase as a Work Surface, in the Absence of a Table 'Internment' series

    (art) Made by: Uhlman, Fred 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 7532

    image: a man sits drawing with his back to the viewer, hunched over a suitcase propped up horizontally across his knees, one end supported on the end of his bed. On the window in front of him are the shapes of some flowers and a fish. Several drawings,...

  • Isle of Man, 1940 - The Window
'Internment' series

    Isle of Man, 1940 - The Window 'Internment' series

    (art) Made by: Uhlman, Fred 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 7531

    image: three internees look out of a large window that is covered with horizontal metal bars, with barbed wire also covering the exterior.

  • A Town Destroyed, Poplar

    A Town Destroyed, Poplar

    (art) Made by: Minton, John

    Art.IWM ART 15910

    image: A view from an elevated position across the bomb damaged buildings of Poplar in East London. In the foreground is a tall roofless, shattered building that demonstrates the effects of aerial bombing. Further heavily damaged buildings are visible on...

  • Looking Down on a Bombed Building by the Thames, Poplar 1941
verso: A Bombed Street

    Looking Down on a Bombed Building by the Thames, Poplar 1941 verso: A Bombed Street

    (art) Made by: Minton, John 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 7513

    image: A view down into a heavily bomb damaged building in Poplar, East London. The building has been reduced to a shell, with only the external walls remaining. The roof and the floors on the different storeys of the building have been destroyed. The...

  • Miss Wendy Pauline Hollyer, GM

    Miss Wendy Pauline Hollyer, GM

    (art) Made by: Schwabe, Randolph 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1473

    Image: A half-length portrait of Miss W P Hollyer, turning towards the left, wearing an ARP badge and the George Medal, the ribbon of which is depicted in colour.

  • "Can Spring Be Far Behind?", 1940

    "Can Spring Be Far Behind?", 1940

    (art) Made by: ARMSTRONG, JOHN 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 6389

    image: a surreal landscape. In the foreground are the ruins of bombed buildings. Behind these, in a complete contrast of scale, a white tulip towers, growing from an arid soil.

  • Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service : dressing a leg wound with penicilin

    Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service : dressing a leg wound with penicilin

    (art) Made by: Austin, Robert Sargent 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3824

    image: two QAIMNS nurses, in full uniform, lean over the leg of a male patient dressing a deep wound half way down the back of his leg with penicillin. The foremost nurse holds down the blanket on the bed, whilst the other dresses the wound with a...

  • bell, ARP

    bell, ARP

    (Equipment) 1939

    EPH 3270

    Second World War period British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warden's 'all clear' hand bell. If a gas attack was suspected warning was given locally by means of the ARP warden's hand rattle and the all clear was announced through the...

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