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  • FOOD PACKING GOES "AUSTERE": SALVAGE AND THE REDUCTION OF WASTE IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

    FOOD PACKING GOES "AUSTERE": SALVAGE AND THE REDUCTION OF WASTE IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

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

    V 118

    Three packets of 'Weetabix' breakfast cereal showing the differences in packaging before and during the war. The original caption reads: "The central package is that normally used before the war. On the left is a wartime carton made from...

  • THE GARDENS OF KEW: THE WORK OF KEW GARDENS IN WARTIME, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    THE GARDENS OF KEW: THE WORK OF KEW GARDENS IN WARTIME, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 16490

    As part of an experiment requested by the Ministry of Food, an employee at Kew Gardens sows chips or slices of potato instead of full seed potatoes. According to the original caption, crops using this method were better than those grown in the normal...

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: WOMEN'S HORTICULTURAL COLLEGE, WATERPERRY HOUSE, OXFORDSHIRE, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: WOMEN'S HORTICULTURAL COLLEGE, WATERPERRY HOUSE, OXFORDSHIRE, 1943

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

    DB 264

    A horticultural school for women now training students in all branches of agriculture and horticulture with special regard to producing disease free crops. Thinning onions and assuring a good crop and no more onion shortages for the housewives of Britain.

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

    H 26470

    The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS): At an ATS School of Cookery auxiliaries are seen undergoing training on outdoor stoves.

  • THE ITALIAN ARMY ON THE ITALIAN FRONT, 1915-1918

    THE ITALIAN ARMY ON THE ITALIAN FRONT, 1915-1918

    part of "ITALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Italian official photographer 1918-06

    Q 65257

    Troops of the Italian Arditi ("Daring Scouts") ina camp after the operations on the Lower Piave, June 1918.

  • ATS DOMESTIC SCIENCE COURSE: HOME MANAGEMENT TRAINING, NOTTING HILL GATE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    ATS DOMESTIC SCIENCE COURSE: HOME MANAGEMENT TRAINING, NOTTING HILL GATE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23134

    As part of her domestic science training at Avondale Park School in Notting Hill, Private Nora Spink (from Whitby) receives a lesson in the workings of an electric cooker from chief instructor Mrs F M Evans. Pte Spink is a driver in the ATS, and hopes...

  • THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1914 - 1918

    THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1914 - 1918

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian Army official photographer 1918-09-22

    E(AUS) 3489

    NCO testing a batch of bread for faulty baking before it goes to the bread store at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France. Australian Field Bakeries (North).

  • NURSERY SCHOOL: LIFE AT THE OLD MANOR HOUSE, WENDOVER, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

    NURSERY SCHOOL: LIFE AT THE OLD MANOR HOUSE, WENDOVER, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    D 21110

    A young girl, Maureen Pennington, tucks into a bowl of food in the garden of the nursery school at the old Manor House in Wendover. The original caption states that, whenever possible, the children's meals are served outdoors.

  • PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

    PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 10914

    In the 'tare house' at this sugar beet processing factory, a sample from ten beets of each load is taken in order to determine the average sugar content. This photograph shows a factory worker preparing the samples.

  • ATS DOMESTIC SCIENCE COURSE: HOME MANAGEMENT TRAINING, NOTTING HILL GATE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    ATS DOMESTIC SCIENCE COURSE: HOME MANAGEMENT TRAINING, NOTTING HILL GATE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23127

    Women of the Auxiliary Territorial Service learn how to do various household tasks as part of their domestic science training at Avondale Park School, Notting Hill. Left to right, they are: Private Sylvia Rendell (aged 18 from Exmouth, ironing), Private...

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