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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    CM 5914

    Supermarine Spitfire Mark Vs of No. 32 Squadron RAF cause much interest among the local peasants shortly after arriving at Araxos, Greece, following its capture on 23 September 1944. They were the first RAF aircraft to return to the Greek mainland...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 252 Squadron RAF

    C 4779

    Rocket projectiles fired from a Bristol Beaufighter TF Mark X of No. 252 Squadron RAF, flown by Warrant Officer W K Ashley, head towards a building used as the German Headquarters on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese. The building was left of...

  • THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, MAY 1941

    THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, MAY 1941

    part of "CUNNINGHAM (ADMIRAL) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: German official photographer 1941-05-22

    HU 1997D

    Photograph taken by a German airman recording the sinking of HMS GLOUCESTER off the coast of Crete, 22 May 1941.

  • THE LIBERATION OF RHODES, 1945

    THE LIBERATION OF RHODES, 1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    E 30954

    A British officer on Rhodes gets into a Kubelwagen. German drivers and vehicles were placed at the disposal of British forces following the signing of the unconditional surrender of German forces in the Dodecanese Islands. This situation continued until...

  • Cap, Field Service O/Rs: Greek

    Cap, Field Service O/Rs: Greek

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12900

    Second World War period Greek Army issue field cap: the standard field service cap worn by non-commissioned ranks of the Greek Army.

  • THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, 20 - 31 MAY 1941

    THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, 20 - 31 MAY 1941

    part of "WORLEY JOSEPH (MR)" (photographs)

    HU 2667

    Invasion: Camouflaged 4 inch naval guns east of Heraklion, operated by a detachment of the 15th Coast Regiment. These two guns were taken from the cruiser HMS YORK which had previously been sunk in Suda Bay. The camouflage followed the pattern of the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS OVER ALBANIA AND GREECE, 1940-1941.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS OVER ALBANIA AND GREECE, 1940-1941.

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

    ME(RAF) 1260

    Squadron Leader Marmaduke Thomas St John "Pat" Pattle, Officer Commanding No. 33 Squadron RAF, and the Squadron Adjutant, Flight Lieutenant George Rumsey, standing by a Hawker Hurricane at Larissa, Thessaly, Greece.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    CNA 3529

    A Vickers Wellington crew of No. 221 Squadron RAF, being briefed by their controller at Kalamaki/Hassani, Greece, for an operation of dropping supplies, clothing and newspapers to the villages of Seres, Drama and Komotine in Macedonia, which were cut by...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    CNA 3147

    Airmen of a field squadron of No. 1321 Wing RAF Regiment talk with local inhabitants, including the village priest, after landing at Katakolon, Greece, as part of the "Bucketforce/"Rowanbucket" Task Force.

  • THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, 20 - 31 MAY 1941

    THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, 20 - 31 MAY 1941

    (photographs)

    E 3022E

    Invasion: A cave used as an air raid shelter during the German attacks. A British soldier stands in its entrance.

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