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  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    D 4737

    A portrait of the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of their No. 149 Squadron Wellington bomber, probably at RAF Mildenhall in 1941. The pilot is David Donaldson, who was promoted to Wing Commander in 1943 at the age of 28. The co-pilot Pilot Officer...

  • wing tip from Gloster Meteor aircraft serial number EE 216

    wing tip from Gloster Meteor aircraft serial number EE 216

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Gloster Aircraft Co Ltd

    EPH 4609

    Wing tip: metal wing tip (L 120cm x W 38cm x H 13.5cm) with painted inscription and engraved technical information.

  • ROCKETS AND MISSILES

    ROCKETS AND MISSILES

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Walton (Mr)

    CH 16280

    A Supermarine Spitfire flying alongside a V-1 flying bomb in an attempt to disrupt the airflow over its wing and force it to crash, August 1944.

  • V1 FLYING BOMB

    V1 FLYING BOMB

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 15109

    An excellent low aerial oblique view showing adjacent V1 bomb damage sites in Lewisham, London. Lewisham Road is the main thoroughfare in the centre of the picture. The flying bomb sites shown are Granville Park (June 1944), Lewisham Hill (top right,...

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    D 4736

    The Royal Air Force: The rear gunner in his position in a Wellington bomber.

  • V1 FLYING BOMB

    V1 FLYING BOMB

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: O'Brien (Lt)

    H 39805

    A Bofors gun battery fully manned, situated on the South Coast.

  • A Parachute Bomb

    A Parachute Bomb

    (art) Made by: Wright, W Matvyn 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1355

    image: a night time view across the Thames, showing the dark silhouettes of shipping and equipment against the glowing red sky opposite. Just above the buildings on the other side of the river there is a parachute bomb descending, about to explode.

  • The Bombed SS Toscalusa at a Western Port

    The Bombed SS Toscalusa at a Western Port

    (art) Made by: Morley, Harry (ARA) 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 665

    image: SS Toscalusa viewed from a quayside. The ship is badly bombed and the bridge and railings are damaged and rusting. There is a large mass of crumpled metal in the centre of the deck.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: AIR DEFENCE OF GREAT BRITAIN (ADGB), 1944.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: AIR DEFENCE OF GREAT BRITAIN (ADGB), 1944.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: ADGB

    C 5736

    A German Fiesler Fi 103 flying-bomb (V1) in flight, as seen by the gun camera of an intercepting RAF fighter aircraft, moments before the fighter destroyed the V1 by cannon fire.

  • WORKER AND WAR-FRONT MAGAZINE ISSUE NO 1 [Main Title]

    WORKER AND WAR-FRONT MAGAZINE ISSUE NO 1 [Main Title]

    (film) Made by: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor) 1942-05

    UKY 450

    A newsreel highlighting the part played by ordinary working men and women in Britain's war effort featuring reports on a scheme to enable women war workers to buy food during working hours, the production of sand filters for aircraft and tank...

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