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  • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 19021

    Lorry driver Fred Horrod checks his load before going to eat at a cafe on his journey from London to Manchester. According to the original caption, he left London at 8pm, and it is now about midnight. The cafe where he is breaking his journey for a...

  • BLOOD DRYING UNIT: PROCESSING BLOOD IN THE LABORATORY, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    BLOOD DRYING UNIT: PROCESSING BLOOD IN THE LABORATORY, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 16739

    A member of staff at the blood drying unit at Cambridge University places a tray of inverted test tubes full of plasma into an incubator as part of the sterility test carried out on every bottle of plasma arriving at the unit.

  • COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 20551

    A group of girls busy at work during a lesson on basket-making at Baldock County Council School. They are weaving the wicker strands to make waste paper baskets.

  • AN AMERICAN NURSE IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF SISTER TROTTER AT PARK PREWETT HOSPITAL, BASINGSTOKE, ENGLAND, 1941

    AN AMERICAN NURSE IN BRITAIN: THE WORK OF SISTER TROTTER AT PARK PREWETT HOSPITAL, BASINGSTOKE, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 3018

    Sister Trotter assists Dr James Heyl to give a blood transfusion to Sergeant Bennett at Park Prewett Hospital in Basingstoke. Dr Heyl is originally from New Canaan, Conneticut, USA, and got his degree at Harvard.

  • VILLAGE HOME GUARD, SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND, C 1942

    VILLAGE HOME GUARD, SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND, C 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 9265

    Home Guard bayonet instructor Corporal Charles Batchelor thrusts his bayonet firmly into a hanging sack (representing the enemy) during a training exercise in an English village.

  • THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN

    THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 8455

    Members of the WLA help a farmer to plough reclaimed fenland in Cambridgeshire. The deep digger plough and International tractor being used are ploughing 15 inches deep.

  • EVACUEES' NATURE WALK IN DEVON, 1941

    EVACUEES' NATURE WALK IN DEVON, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 3064

    A group of forty children (originally from Blackfriars and Gravesend) return from a walk with their teacher, Miss Betty Hall (originally from Haslemere in Surrey) to Dartington Hall, Devon, where they are billeted under the Ministry of Health evacuation...

  • THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN CARDIFF, C 1943

    THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN CARDIFF, C 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Stone Richard

    D 15285

    The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor James Griffiths address the audience at the ceremonial opening of a new mosque in Butetown. The ceremony is taking place outside the mosque, which was built with the aid of the Colonial Office and the British...

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    P 847

    Welfare and Personnel Management: A doctor examins the hands of munitions workers.

  • WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    TR 741

    Auxiliary Territorial Service: ATS girl on the range at the Royal Artillery Experimental Unit, Shoeburyness, Essex uses a hand phone to inform the Observation Post when the gun is fired so that the observers can watch for the shell burst.

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