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  • MILITARY MOTORCYCLES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    MILITARY MOTORCYCLES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY (KIDBROOKE) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Official photographer

    KID 5485

    ROYAL ENFIELD 346cc SV C.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 2391

    Winston Churchill in a jeep with Field Marshal Montgomery is driven past troops in carriers during the Prime Minister's tour of the Rhine assault, 26 March 1945.

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1915

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1915

    part of "CROSSKEY JOHN H COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Crosskey, John H. (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1915-08

    Q 110926

    Bivouac of the 1/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment in the Bois de Warnimont, August 1915.

  • FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY VISITS CANADIAN TROOPS IN THE KLEVE - GOCH SECTOR, GERMANY, FEBRUARY 1945

    FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY VISITS CANADIAN TROOPS IN THE KLEVE - GOCH SECTOR, GERMANY, FEBRUARY 1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    B 14892

    Left to right: Major General C Vokes (4th Armoured Division), General H D C Crerar (Army Commander), Field Marshal Sir Bernard L Montgomery, Lieutenant General B G Horrocks (30 British Corps, Attached Canadian Army), Lieutenant General G C Simonds (2...

  • TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    part of "SPECIALISED ARMOUR DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT" (photographs)

    MH 2202

    Churchill Ark Mk II bridging vehicle (UK pattern)

  • magnetic holdfast (to give a saboteur's boat a temporary mooring)

    magnetic holdfast (to give a saboteur's boat a temporary mooring)

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 6060

    Magnetic holdfast which gave a saboteur's boat a temporary mooring to the target ship while a limpet mine was planted.

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1915

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1915

    part of "CROSSKEY JOHN H COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Crosskey, John H. (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1915-07

    Q 110922

    Troops of the 1/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment in a field at Courcelles, showing a horse and its load in the foreground, July 1915.

  • TANKS AND AFVS OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    TANKS AND AFVS OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY (KIDBROOKE) COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 3700

    Guy Mk I armoured car

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit 1945-04

    BU 3336

    A disabled German Panzer IV/70 (V) ("Jagdpanzer IV") tank destroyer half-submerged in the canal at Dreierwalde, 6 - 8 April 1945. British vehicles pass over a Bailey bridge in the background.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN MALAYA 1941

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN MALAYA 1941

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

    FE 343

    British troops camouflage themselves while training in the Malayan jungle, November 1941.

  • TANKS AND AFVS OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    TANKS AND AFVS OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY (KIDBROOKE) COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 3734

    Daimler Mk I scout car

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORWAY APRIL - JUNE 1940

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORWAY APRIL - JUNE 1940

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

    N 232

    British troops come ashore in Norway, as a hospital ship is loaded with wounded.

  • TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    part of "CHERTSEY COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 14125

    Sherman V with AMRCR (anti-mine reconnaissance castor roller)

  • TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY (KIDBROOKE) COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 3681

    Matilda Baron flail

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 1060

    A convoy of lorries under enemy artillery and mortar fire on the road between Son and Eindhoven, 20 September 1944.

  • SOLDIERS WORKING ON THE LAND: HELPING WITH THE HARVEST, UK, JULY 1945

    SOLDIERS WORKING ON THE LAND: HELPING WITH THE HARVEST, UK, JULY 1945

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

    D 25611

    Soldiers of various regiments of the British Army work to help bring in the harvest, somewhere in Britain. Here a group of men can be seen weeding in a large field in the sunshine. Behind them can be seen the rolling fields of the surrounding...

  • TANKS AND AFVS OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    TANKS AND AFVS OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY (KIDBROOKE) COLLECTION" (photographs)

    KID 1675

    A10E1 Prototype

  • NAZI PERSONALITIES

    NAZI PERSONALITIES

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 6713

    Albert Speer 1905 - 1984): Speer with Doenitz and Jodl after his arrest by the British Army.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA

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

    E 974

    A 15cwt truck throws up a cloud of sand and dust while moving at speed along a desert track, 1 November 1940.

  • THE EVACUATION FROM DUNKIRK, MAY - JUNE 1940

    THE EVACUATION FROM DUNKIRK, MAY - JUNE 1940

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

    H 1647

    Troops arrive back in Dover following the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk on 31 May 1940. Some men change into clothes provided by the authorities.

  • BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMANY, 1940-1945

    BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMANY, 1940-1945

    part of "THE BRITISH ARMY 1940 - 1945: BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND AND GERMANY" (photographs) Made by: German official photographer

    HU 9213

    British concert party on the stage during the performance at the town of Laband, the base for working parties E1 and E708 from Stalag VIIIB. Left to right (probably): Poole, McVay, Anderson, Dennington, Adams, Sturgess, Clarke, Murphy, Savigs, Dent,...

  • Belt, 1903 pattern: British Army

    Belt, 1903 pattern: British Army

    part of "1903 Pattern Bandolier Equipment (set)" (Equipment)

    EQU 3815.1

    Waistbelt of brown leather, fitted with single-prongue open brass buckle.

  • scabbard for sword bayonet, Pattern 1907 & Pattern 1907 Mark II (C)

    scabbard for sword bayonet, Pattern 1907 & Pattern 1907 Mark II (C)

    part of "Sword Bayonet, Pattern 1907, with scabbard" (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Vickers

    WEA 799.2

    Identical to scabbard for WEA 470.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE THE UNITED KINGSDOM 1939-1945

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE THE UNITED KINGSDOM 1939-1945

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

    H 39218

    Wounded soldier being assisted to an awaiting ambulance from an [unseen] LST at Gosport. These were some of the first casualties to arrive back from the invasion of Europe.

  • Night Vision Goggles: American

    Night Vision Goggles: American

    (Equipment)

    OPT 541

    Passive night vision goggles of the type used by British helicopter pilots flying covert operations to land SAS reconnaissance parties on the Falklands Islands before the main landings

  • Waterbottle, Harness & Strap, 1903 pattern: British

    Waterbottle, Harness & Strap, 1903 pattern: British

    part of "1903 Pattern Bandolier Equipment (set)" (Equipment)

    EQU 3815.9

    The blue enamelled metal waterbottle is encased within a khaki felt cover and features a brown leather carrying harness, the leather shoulder carrying strap (broken and secured by a safety pin) featuring a woven kahki fabric panel to the apex.

  • Shirt, 1976 pattern: British Army

    Shirt, 1976 pattern: British Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13483

    Single-breasted long-sleevedshirt with stand & fall collar and unpleated breast pockets, made of green flannel. This example is fitted witrh a blue lanyard to the left shoulder.

  • chocolate soldier

    chocolate soldier

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 10278

    Chocolate soldier dressed in a khaki coloured crepe paper uniform including hat. It is kept in its original cardboard box.

  • Mine, Limpet Type 6 Mark II

    Mine, Limpet Type 6 Mark II

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 6061

    Limpet Mine Type 6 Mark II with AC delay fuze. This type of mine contained 2.5 lbs of plastic explosive and was used by SOE saboteurs against enemy shipping.

  • Jerkin, leather: British Army

    Jerkin, leather: British Army

    (uniforms and insignia) 1944

    UNI 3564

    Sleeveless heavy brown leather jerkin with four large brown buttons down the front. The jerkin is lined with khaki wool fabric. A label sewn inside the jerkin reads “Jerkin Leather No.2 Size No. 2”.

  • Puttees (long): O/Rs, British Army

    Puttees (long): O/Rs, British Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12384

    Puttees Pair of matching long puttess of kahki wool, complete with tying tapes.

  • Cap, Service Dress 1905 pattern (SP 1912): O/Rs, British Army

    Cap, Service Dress 1905 pattern (SP 1912): O/Rs, British Army

    (uniforms and insignia) Made by: Myers and Co 1912

    UNI 8509

    The standard service dress cap prescribed for wear by all non-commissioned ranks of the British Army from 1905, excluding Scottish regiments. With its round top and stiff peak, the cap was not an entirely practical form of headdress in sunshine or windy...

  • Anglo-French Steel Cap Liner: British

    Anglo-French Steel Cap Liner: British

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12601

    cap Liner

  • HM KING GEORGE VI WITH THE BRITISH LIBERATION ARMY IN HOLLAND, 13 OCTOBER 1944

    HM KING GEORGE VI WITH THE BRITISH LIBERATION ARMY IN HOLLAND, 13 OCTOBER 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Malindine E G (Capt)

    TR 2394

    HM King George VI with the Commander of the 21st Army Group, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery and the Commander of the 2nd Army, Lieutenant General Sir Miles Dempsey during a visit to General Dempsey's HQ.

  • Steel Helmet, MKI Brodie pattern

    Steel Helmet, MKI Brodie pattern

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12587

    Steel helmet Bowl-shaped helmet of olive drab smooth paint finish, having a mild steel rim to the edge. The chinstrap is of brown leather.

  • jacket, 1902 Pattern Service Dress, O/Rs - SP(1921)

    jacket, 1902 Pattern Service Dress, O/Rs - SP(1921)

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 2168

    The British Army had long been aware of the advantages of clothing its troops in uniforms that blended with local terrain on active service, however it was not until 1902 that a universal khaki uniform was adopted for all forms of dress, excluding...

  • He's Had It! (V.D)

    He's Had It! (V.D)

    (posters) Made by: Hopper, Stacey 1945

    Art.IWM PST 8118

    whole: the image is positioned in the upper half with text, in red and black, beneath. A red dot is placed in the top left and all is set against a plain white background. image: a caricature of a soldier dressed in full uniform and kit standing on the...

  • THE FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1914

    THE FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1914

    part of "ROBSON HAROLD BURGE (HON) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Robson, Harold Burge (Hon) (Photographer) 1914-10-15

    Q 50706

    Armoured cars going into action, passing men of the Northumberland Hussars on the Zillebeke Road, 15 October 1914.

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1915

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1915

    part of "MONEY ROBERT COTTON (MAJOR) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Money, Robert Cotton (Photographer) 1915-02-11

    Q 51584

    Instruction for new members of the machine gun section of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) on Number 1 gun at Grande Flamengrie, Bois Grenier, 11 February 1915.

  • THE FIRST BRITISH LIBERATION ARMY LEAVE PARTY TO ARRIVE IN BRITAIN FROM NORTH WEST EUROPE,  1 JANUARY 1945

    THE FIRST BRITISH LIBERATION ARMY LEAVE PARTY TO ARRIVE IN BRITAIN FROM NORTH WEST EUROPE, 1 JANUARY 1945

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

    TR 2642

    Portrait of Private G Thomas, a member of the first British Liberation Army leave party to arrive in Britain.

  • respirator, anti-gas light, No L2

    respirator, anti-gas light, No L2

    (Equipment) Made by: W and G 1945

    EQU 1410

    canvas carrier, respirator with canister black rubber mask with attached canister, no connecting tube, light green carrier with one small external pocket and one small internal pocket. Back of mask strap marked (printed): 'No L 2 W. & G. 1945...

  • Switch, No. 10, Delay (Time Pencil)

    Switch, No. 10, Delay (Time Pencil)

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 1967

    A No 10 delay switch, known as a "Time Pencil", for use with detonators or fuzes when employing demolition charges.

  • Shorts, Tropical Khaki Drill: British

    Shorts, Tropical Khaki Drill: British

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13198

    The basic khaki drill tropical dress of the 1930s remained in service with troops serving in hot & tropical climates, including the jungles of Burma and Malaya in 1942. The colour was found to be less than satisfactory against the background of the...

  • THE SECOND WORLD WAR : PERSONALITIES

    THE SECOND WORLD WAR : PERSONALITIES

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

    TR 1231

    General Sir Thomas S Riddell-Webster KCB DSO, Quartermaster General to the Forces.

  • WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

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

    TR 1723

    Nursing: Half length portrait of Sister M E Gordon of No 7 Casualty Clearing Station (Mobile) wearing army battle-dress and holding a tray of sterilising equipment outside a hospital tent near Mignano, Italy.

  • GENERAL SIR BERNARD MONTGOMERY IN ENGLAND, 1943

    GENERAL SIR BERNARD MONTGOMERY IN ENGLAND, 1943

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

    TR 1036

    Half-length portrait of the Commander of the Eighth Army General Sir Bernard Montgomery wearing his tank beret, taken during a visit to this country.

  • THE FIRST BRITISH LIBERATION ARMY LEAVE PARTY TO ARRIVE IN BRITAIN FROM NORTH WEST EUROPE, 1 JANUARY 1945

    THE FIRST BRITISH LIBERATION ARMY LEAVE PARTY TO ARRIVE IN BRITAIN FROM NORTH WEST EUROPE, 1 JANUARY 1945

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

    TR 2635

    Portrait of Private G Thomas, a member of the first British Liberation Army leave party to arrive in Britain.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH AFRICA 1940-1943

    THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH AFRICA 1940-1943

    part of "SELINGER FRANZ COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 5849

    Tobruk 1941 - 1942: A German map showing British defences at Tobruk.

  • GENERAL SIR HENRY MAITLAND WILSON, THE SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, MEDITERRANEAN THEATRE, IN ITALY, 30 APRIL 1944

    GENERAL SIR HENRY MAITLAND WILSON, THE SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, MEDITERRANEAN THEATRE, IN ITALY, 30 APRIL 1944

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

    TR 1762

    General Sir Maitland Wilson, Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre, at his desk in Caserta.

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

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

    O 812

    British Personalities: Lieutenant General Sir Alan Brooke, GOC (General Officer Commanding) 11 Corps, with Major General Bernard Montgomery, GOC 3rd Division, and Major General D G Johnson, GOC 4th Division.

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