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  • De Sainte Croix, Edwin (Oral history)

    De Sainte Croix, Edwin (Oral history)

    (sound) Made by: Wood, Conrad (recorder) 1987-11-27

    10103

    British civilian electrician with Jersey Electricity Company on Jersey, Channel Islands, 1940-1945

  • Bell, James Frederick (Oral history)

    Bell, James Frederick (Oral history)

    (sound) Made by: IWM (Production company) 1989

    11207

    British private served with 1st Bn Durham Light Infantry in GB, 1932-1935; served with 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry in India and Sudan, 1935-1937; private and NCO served with 1st Bn Durham Light Infantry in China, North Africa and Middle East, 1937-1941...

  • Verity, Hugh Beresford (Oral history)

    Verity, Hugh Beresford (Oral history)

    (sound) Made by: Wood, Conrad (recorder) 1987-08-17

    9939

    British officer served as pilot with 608, Coastal Command, RAF in GB, 1940-1941; served with 252 Sqdns on Malta, 1941; interned at The Curragh, Ireland, 5/1941-6/1941; escape to GB, 6/1941; served with 29 Sqdn, RAF in GB, 1941-1942; served as Intruder...

  • Hunt, Douglas Eric James (Oral history)

    Hunt, Douglas Eric James (Oral history)

    (sound) Made by: Wood, Conrad (recorder) 1990-09-19

    11541

    British seaman served aboard HMS Renown in Mediterranean and Atlantic, 1941; officer served aboard MTB 100 and MTB 83, Coastal Forces in GB coastal waters and North Sea, 1942-1943; commanded MTB 245 and MTB 392, Coastal Forces in GB coastal waters and...

  • Foster, Francis Harold (Oral history)

    Foster, Francis Harold (Oral history)

    (sound) Made by: Wood, Conrad (recorder) 1987-03-26

    9739

    British officer commanded Royal Engineers, 1st Division in North Africa, Italy and Palestine, 1942-1947

  • Prigent, Gordon Augustus (Oral history)

    Prigent, Gordon Augustus (Oral history)

    (sound) Made by: Wood, Conrad (recorder) 1989-05-23

    10711

    British civilian worked as builder on Jersey, Channel Islands, 1940-1943; interned in Lager Norderney, Alderney, Channel Islands, 1943-1944; served as auxiliary policeman on Jersey, 1944-1945

  • SIR JAMES GRIGG AT TACTICAL AIR FORCE AIRFIELD

    SIR JAMES GRIGG AT TACTICAL AIR FORCE AIRFIELD

    (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 11513

    Sir James Grigg questioning the senior warrant Officer in the armament section.

  • Black and white

    Black and white

    (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    MH 26363

    No description available

  • 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.

  • RAF FIGHTER COMMAND 1940

    RAF FIGHTER COMMAND 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    HU 104451

    Hawker Hurricane Mk I of No. 85 Squadron, July 1940. The battery cart is plugged in and a member of the ground crew on standby beneath the wing, ready to start the engine as soon as the alarm is given.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE 7TH PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP, 8TH UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE BASED AT MOUNT FARM, OXFORDSHIRE 1943-1945.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE 7TH PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP, 8TH UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE BASED AT MOUNT FARM, OXFORDSHIRE 1943-1945.

    part of "ASTRELLA ROBERT (STAFF SERGEANT)" (photographs) Made by: Astrella Robert

    COL 487

    Scenes at Mount Farm air base.

  • RAF FIGHTER COMMAND 1940

    RAF FIGHTER COMMAND 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    HU 104508

    Pilots of No. 66 Squadron at Gravesend, September 1940.

  • Official photograph

    Official photograph

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" Made by: War Office official photographers

    H 2493

    No description available

  • WITH THE BRITISH FORCES SOUTH OF CAUMONT

    WITH THE BRITISH FORCES SOUTH OF CAUMONT

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

    B 8282

    Tanks and infantry make their way forward.

  • DEEP TUNNEL AIR RAID SHELTER

    DEEP TUNNEL AIR RAID SHELTER

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" Made by: Press photographers (no details recorded)

    ZZZ 10432D

    Upper floor of shelter.

  • GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

    GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2330

    Doctors examine the x-ray of a patient under the bright light of the Operating Theatre at Guy's Hospital, whilst a third doctor operates on the patient.

  • FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

    FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 11395

    A view of the buffet counter at an aircraft factory, somewhere in Britain. Women work behind the counter to prepare snacks and sandwiches for the workers, who can be seen drinking a quick cup of tea during a break in their work.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

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

    H 20546

    Infantry of 10th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment wading across a stream during battle training near Sudbury in Suffolk, 10 June 1942.

  • COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22228

    Two members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force stop a Royal Air Force corporal from starting early on the food which has been prepared for a midnight cabaret, being put on by WAAFs of the catering section at the RAF depot, Uxbridge. Plates of buns...

  • THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25998

    Hilda Mackenzie works as a ball warper at a cotton mill, somewhere in Lancashire. Her job is to wind the fine threads on to a circular wooden beam. Here, she is mending broken threads, which are located by the flashing red lights on the bobbin frame (...

  • LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

    LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

    D 2952

    Boys, including a Boy Scout, enjoy a game of football in the sunshine in Hyde Park. A naval cadet and several other children can be seen in the background, watching from a distance.

  • 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.

  • THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22521

    Two pupils at the National Training College of Domestic Science make rissoles in one of the large kitchens at the college. According to the original caption "they have added dehydrated cabbage, potato and carrot to the mixture. This school...

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN DENMARK FOLLOWING THE LIBERATION, 1945

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN DENMARK FOLLOWING THE LIBERATION, 1945

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

    CL 3297

    German prisoners of war paint British markings on a Messerschmitt Bf 110 night fighter in preparation for the aircraft to be flown to England for evaluation, August 1945.

  • REHABILITATION OF BRITISH SOLDIERS FROM NORMANDY: THE WORK OF THE ROBERT JONES AND DAME AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    REHABILITATION OF BRITISH SOLDIERS FROM NORMANDY: THE WORK OF THE ROBERT JONES AND DAME AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21461

    A nurse assists Private Thomas Spencer to make children's toys (in this case a small horse) from scraps of felt and leather, as he sits in his hospital bed at the Robert Jones and Dame Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. Private Spencer is...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

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

    H 3250

    Eggs for breakfast. A gunner at an anti-aircraft battery at Nettlestone on the Isle of Wight raids the chicken coop, 24 August 1940.

  • SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

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

    D 10766

    Women of Hovingham stick labels on jars of jam at the village jam centre. All the jam is made from surplus fruit which has been grown locally. Left to right, the women are: Miss Emily Sawdon, Mrs Johnson (wife of gardener Herbert Johnson), Mrs Hackett...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

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

    CH 5061

    Flight-Lieutenant E P "Hawkeye"Wells of No 485 (New Zealand) Squadron RAF, sitting in the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire Mark VB, "Waikato", at Kenley, Surrey. He assumed command of the Squadron in February 1942, and later led...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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

    CM 4425

    Wing Commander P H Bragg, the Commanding Officer of No. 252 Squadron RAF (left), takes lunch with the Squadron Medical Officer beside him, and one of his flight commanders, Flight Lieutenant A D Frecker (right), in the Officers Mess tent at Idku, Egypt.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST, 1941-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST, 1941-1945.

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

    CI 1539

    Air Marshal Sir Hugh Saunders (right), stands with Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park, the Allied Air Commander-in-Chief, South East Asia, shortly after arriving in Rangoon to take up his appointment as Air Marshal Commanding RAF Burma.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

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

    H 22489

    Bren gun team in action at 45th Division battle school, 14 August 1942.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

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

    B 14680

    Sherman tanks of 10th Canadian Armoured Regiment (Fort Garry Horse) with infantry of the Royal Regiment of Canada massing in preparation for the assault on Goch, 17 February 1945.

  • THE PRODUCTION OF TANKS FOR RUSSIA, SMETHWICK, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    THE PRODUCTION OF TANKS FOR RUSSIA, SMETHWICK, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 233

    Factory workers ride on Valentine tanks as they leave a factory in Smethwick. A notice propped on the front of the tanks reads "All Help for Russia Now". The workers are holding a Union flag and a Russian flag and many have their fists raised...

  • Official photograph

    Official photograph

    part of "SHREEVE M J" (photographs)

    MH 27665

    No description available

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE, CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND AMERICAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    SE 1928

    Private Britland and Private Lyon of the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) take cover in the undergrowth during the advance on the village of Myitson, February 1945.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE ARMY CO-OPERATION COMMAND, 1940-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE ARMY CO-OPERATION COMMAND, 1940-1943.

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

    CH 7787

    An Airspeed Horsa Mark I troop-carrying glider is hooked up to an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mark V glider-tug of No. 297 Squadron RAF, before taking off, during an organised press visit to No. 38 Wing RAF and the Airborne Division at Netheravon,...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1943

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1943

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

    E 21628

    Valentine tanks lined up in the main square of Tripoli, 26 January 1943.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE, CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND AMERICAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    SE 2358

    A 25-pdr field gun and its crew about to start their journey on a pontoon raft down the Kalapanzin River from Buthidaung, January 1945.

  • GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A GERMAN POW CAMP, UK, 1945

    GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A GERMAN POW CAMP, UK, 1945

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

    D 26734

    German Prisoners of War listen to a concert given by some of their fellow PoWs, on the stage of the recreation hut at a PoW camp, somewhere in Britain. A Proscenium arch has been added to the stage, and the musicians are flanked by banners with the...

  • CONTINGENT ARRIVES IN ENGLAND FOR VICTORY PARADE, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    CONTINGENT ARRIVES IN ENGLAND FOR VICTORY PARADE, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    D 27675

    Men on board the ORBITA as it arrives at Prince's Landing Stage, Liverpool. They have travelled to Britain to take part in the Victory Parade in London in June.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

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

    H 38094

    Major-General Thomas Rennie, commanding 3rd Division, studying a map with other officers at Divisional HQ during an exercise, 1 May 1944.

  • 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 10939

    One of the most important by-products of the sugar production process is beet pulp. Here factory workers load the now-dried pulp into sacks. This pulp will be returned to local farmers who can use it as cattle feed.

  • CO-OPERATIVE YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOLS: EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, CRAIG SCHOOL, WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    CO-OPERATIVE YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOLS: EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, CRAIG SCHOOL, WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 16190

    A group of young people attending the Co-Operative Union Summer School at Craig School, Lake Windermere, practice first aid during a walk on the fells. A girl sits on the grass as two boys bandage her legs together, one being used as a splint for the...

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BURMA AND INDIA, 1945-1946

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BURMA AND INDIA, 1945-1946

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

    CI 1658

    Wing Commander C S Airey and Squadron Leader J A Boulton examine damage caused by Allied bombing to Rangoon railway station.

  • HMS VENUS

    HMS VENUS

    part of "MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FOXHILL COLLECTION OF SHIP PHOTOGRAPHS" (photographs) Made by: W Ralston, Glasgow.

    FL 20930

    At anchor.

  • UNITS OF THE BRITISH FLEET IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. NOVEMBER 1940, ON BOARD THE CRUISER HMS SHEFFIELD.

    UNITS OF THE BRITISH FLEET IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. NOVEMBER 1940, ON BOARD THE CRUISER HMS SHEFFIELD.

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Priest, L C (Lt)

    A 2292

    Aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL operating aircraft as seen from the cruiser.

  • HMS LAUNCESTON CASTLE

    HMS LAUNCESTON CASTLE

    part of "MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FOXHILL COLLECTION OF SHIP PHOTOGRAPHS" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    FL 14544

    Underway, coastal waters.

  • THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: THE WAR IN THE FAR EAST 1941 - 1945

    THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: THE WAR IN THE FAR EAST 1941 - 1945

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

    CF 712

    Allied prisoners of war celebrating their liberation from Changi Jail, Singapore. During the occupation from 1942-1945 Japan treated the large number of prisoners of war with extreme harshness which was only fully realised after the liberation.

  • SCENES ON BOARD A BATTLESHIP AT SEA. 1940 OR 1941.

    SCENES ON BOARD A BATTLESHIP AT SEA. 1940 OR 1941.

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Coote, R G G (Lt)

    A 2231

    The destroyer HMS BRILLIANT, with missing mast, washed away by rough seas heads for home.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1942-07-18

    D 10206

    Pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF lined up after being decorated by Dr Edvard Benesš, the Czech President in exile, at Exeter on the occasion of the second anniversary of the unit's commencement of operations in the United Kingdom....

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