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  • 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

  • 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.

  • Official photograph

    Official photograph

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

    H 2493

    No description available

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH.98 MOSQUITO.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH.98 MOSQUITO.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs)

    ATP 9899C

    Mosquito NF Mark II, W4076, on the ground at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, while undergoing handling trials at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment. W4076 flew with a number of units before it was struck off charge in June 1945, including;...

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, JANUARY 1942

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, JANUARY 1942

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

    TR 24

    A Bristol Beaufort I N102/'MW-S' of No 217 Squadron, Royal Air Force readies for take off from St Eval, Cornwall as the ground crew pull the chocks from in front of its wheels.

  • WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN FRANCE

    WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN FRANCE

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

    O 190

    First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill talks to Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force, Field Marshal John Gort, from a chair at Gort's billet at Chateau de Couroy near Avesnes, France, on 5 November 1939. Lieutenant General...

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 109

    A plater busy at work. He is the head of his squad and has built 300 - 400 ships in his life.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-1941.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-1941.

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

    C 1013

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Edgar Ludlow-Hewitt, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Bomber Command, sitting in his office at Headquarters Bomber Command, High Wycombe.

  • BELGIAN FISHERMEN IN THE BRITISH FISHING VILLAGE OF BRIXHAM, DEVON IN 1944

    BELGIAN FISHERMEN IN THE BRITISH FISHING VILLAGE OF BRIXHAM, DEVON IN 1944

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

    TR 1866

    Portrait of an old lady from a Belgian fishing family.

  • AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "CHRISTIE MICHAEL (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production official photographer

    COL 46

    A woman factory worker manufacturing aluminium tinfoil strips (known as 'Window') which were dropped by Allied bombers during air raids from 1943 onwards to conceal the location of the aircraft from German radar.

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: MARTIN MODEL 187 BALTIMORE

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: MARTIN MODEL 187 BALTIMORE

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    ATP 9982B

    Baltimore Mark III, AG837, at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. Following handling trials at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, AG837 was delivered to the Middle East for operational service.

  • BRITISH AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE: SHORT S.29 STIRLING.

    BRITISH AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE: SHORT S.29 STIRLING.

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

    COL 368

    Stirling GT Mark IV, LK203 '8E-B'', of No. 295 Squadron RAF based at Harwell, Oxfordshire, taxying at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, during a glider towing exercise.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: HURRICANE MARK I (HAWKER)

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: HURRICANE MARK I (HAWKER)

    part of "BRITISH AIRCRAFT OF THE PERIOD 1939-1945" (photographs)

    MH 5746

    Hurricane Mark I, L1669, at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, in 1939, shortly before being shipped to Sudan for tropical trials. L1669 was the first Hurricane to be fitted with a tropical air filter and...

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN EGYPT, SUMMER 1942

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN EGYPT, SUMMER 1942

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

    TR 28

    A Royal Air Force Lockheed Hudson AE626 aircraft of the Middle East Communications Flight flying over the pyramids.

  • WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

    WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    TR 1415

    Miss M Greatorex machines spring cases for 17-pounder guns.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "AIR RAID DAMAGE IN GERMANY, 1943" (photographs)

    HU 13165

    The wrecked rear fuselage and tail turret of Handley Page Halifax Mark II, JB798 'EY-P', of No. 78 Squadron RAF based at Breighton, Yorkshire, lying in a cornfield at Bad Oldesloe, Germany, after being shot down by Luftwaffe gunners of the 8th...

  • OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 842

    The targets: Oblique view of the scale briefing model of the Moehne Dam and its surrounding area.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "BRITISH AIRCRAFT OF THE PERIOD 1939-1945" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    MH 5773

    North American B-25B Mitchell Mk I, FK161, the first Mitchell to be delivered to RAF Bomber Command, summer 1942.

  • Black and white

    Black and white

    part of "TO BE ALLOCATED" (photographs)

    HU 44474

    USAAF Flying Fortresses in North Africa.

  • THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: GERMANY: PERSONALITIES

    THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: GERMANY: PERSONALITIES

    part of "FOREIGN OFFICE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 6041

    Half length portrait of Hermann Goering, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "BRITISH AIRCRAFT OF THE PERIOD 1939-1945" (photographs)

    MH 5781

    Aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm: A prototype Supermarine Seafire Mark XV on the ground.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: HAWKER HURRICANE.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: HAWKER HURRICANE.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION/BRITISH INFORMATION SERVICE, WASHINGTON DC" (photographs)

    COL 186

    Hurricane Mark IIC, BE500 'LK-A' "United Provinces Cawnpore", being flown by Squadron Leader Dennis Smallwood, the Commanding Officer of No.87 Squadron RAF based at Charmy Down, Somerset. BE500 subsequently served with No. 533...

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS DB-7 HAVOC.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS DB-7 HAVOC.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    ATP 10433C

    Havoc Mark I, AX910, on the ground. Part of an ex-French order for Bostons, all of which were converted to Havocs for RAF service. AX910 conducted armaments trials with the Aircraft Gun Mounting Establishment and the Air Fighting Development Unit,...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: VICKERS WELLINGTON.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: VICKERS WELLINGTON.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    ATP 13059E

    Wellington C Mark XVI, N2875, on the ground at Brooklands, Surrey, following conversion from a Mark IA bomber to passenger transport configuration. This aircraft joined the Central Gunnery School at Catfoss, Yorkshire.

  • FIELD MARSHAL SIR BERNARD MONTGOMERY, 1944

    FIELD MARSHAL SIR BERNARD MONTGOMERY, 1944

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

    TR 2652

    Portrait of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery on his appointment as Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment. Field Marshal Montgomery is wearing the beret and jumping jacket of the Parachute Regiment. His scarf is similar to those worn by British...

  • LIEUTENANT GENERAL M C DEMPSEY, CB, DSO, MC, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, BRITISH SECOND ARMY, APRIL 1944

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL M C DEMPSEY, CB, DSO, MC, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, BRITISH SECOND ARMY, APRIL 1944

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

    TR 1653

    Half length portrait of Lieutenant General Dempsey studying a map.

  • FIELD MARSHAL THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN KG GCB DSO 1887-1976

    FIELD MARSHAL THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN KG GCB DSO 1887-1976

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION" (photographs)

    ZZZ 7687D

    The Second World War 1939 -1945: Lieutenant-General Montgomery with his only son David.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 27463

    A No 174 Squadron Typhoon in a sorry state at Volkel. This aircraft, bearing fuselage codes XP-P, is believed to have been hit by flak on 22 February, and was wrecked on return to base. Note the wing armament access panels hanging open, and the No 274...

  • THE OCCUPATION AND LIBERATION OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS 1940-1945

    THE OCCUPATION AND LIBERATION OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS 1940-1945

    part of "THE CHANNEL ISLANDS" (photographs)

    HU 25968

    Guernsey: The SS VEGA, a Swedish ship chartered by the International Committee of the Red Cross to bring food and medical supplies to the starving Channel Islanders during the last few months of the war, seen here docked at Guernsey.

  • Black and white

    Black and white

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

    E 18554

    Soldiers with mortar

  • ANIMALS AT WAR: THE LIFE OF DICKIN MEDAL WINNER JUDY, 'THE CANINE VC'

    ANIMALS AT WAR: THE LIFE OF DICKIN MEDAL WINNER JUDY, 'THE CANINE VC'

    part of "OLIVER A C W (MR)" (photographs)

    HU 43993

    A portrait of HMS GRASSHOPPER. Judy the pointer was mascot of this ship.

  • 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 1468

    9.2-inch gun of 56th Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery, Hastings, Sussex, May 1940.

  • Official photograph

    Official photograph

    (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 5206

    Some of the prisoners taken when the British captured the town.

  • Official photograph

    Official photograph

    Made by: War Office official photographers

    H 2345

    Awaiting captioning

  • Official photograph

    Official photograph

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

    H 18949A

    No description available

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942

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

    E 20570

    A Sherman tank with a Christmas greeting painted on its hull, Benghazi, 26 December 1942.

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE, 1939-1945: MARTIN MODEL 187 BALTIMORE.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE, 1939-1945: MARTIN MODEL 187 BALTIMORE.

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

    ME(RAF) 5860

    Baltimore Mark II, AG793 ‘N’, of No. 55 Squadron RAF, operating from landing grounds in the Western Desert, in flight with other aircraft of the Squadron during the Alamein offensive.

  • 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 940

    Tanks of the Guards Armoured Division are greeted by cheering crowds as they enter Eindhoven, 19 September 1944. The lead vehicle is a Sherman OP tank of 'C' Troop, 55th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

  • 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 2484

    Cruiser Mk I tanks of 5th Royal Tank Regiment, 3rd Armoured Brigade, 1st Armoured Division, on Thursley Common, Surrey, July 1940.

  • 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 11837

    An infantry patrol charges across a stream during an exercise to test airfield defences in the South of England, 22 July 1941.

  • 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 4689

    Lorries crossing a pontoon bridge at Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, 10 October 1940.

  • 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

    CNA 606

    Armourers of No. 154 Squadron RAF use a board propped on ammunition boxes as a workbench at Souk el Khemis ('Victoria'), Tunisia.

  • 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 26535

    General Chiang Kai Shek, President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in the grounds of the President's villa in Cairo during the North Africa Conference, 27 November 1943.

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