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  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

    CH 12687

    The Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF): Members of Bomber Command returning from a mine-laying operation on the enemy coastline are interviewed by a WAAF Intelligence Officer at RAF Lakenheath.

  • BEVIN BOYS: COAL MINING TRAINING AT OLLERTON, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1945

    BEVIN BOYS: COAL MINING TRAINING AT OLLERTON, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1945

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

    D 23740

    A group of coal miners and 'Bevin Boys' talk to a Safety Officer outside the colliery at Ollerton, Nottinghamshire in February 1945.

  • AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN: LIFE ON GEORGE CASELY'S FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

    AGRICULTURE IN BRITAIN: LIFE ON GEORGE CASELY'S FARM, DEVON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 9801

    George Casely raise his pitchfork in salute in this three-quarter length portrait. He appears to be singing or speaking.

  • scarf, Potato Pete & Dr Carrot

    scarf, Potato Pete & Dr Carrot

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 10126

    Large colourful square printed headscarf depicting Potato Pete, Dr Carrot and various other vegetables (onions, beans, beets), the vegetables are numerously printed inside a red square border in a repeating pattern on one side of the scarf.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    D 13554

    Production Drives and Posters: A poster on display during the Second World War: 'Opportunities now in local factory for married women to volunteer to fill millions of shells needed to win the war. Full details at Employment Exchange'.

  • MUSLIMS IN BRITAIN, 1943

    MUSLIMS IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    TR 1133

    Procession of Muslims going through Butetown towards the new Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Peel Street, Cardiff.

  • THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    D 14116

    A recruit fastening chains around tree trunks on a wagon at the Women's Land Army Training Camp at Culford in Suffolk, England.

  • FARMING IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    FARMING IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    TR 954

    On William Alexander's farm, Eynsford, Kent. The tractor is unhitched from the cutter and hitched to a truck loaded as high as possible to make the trip to the silo.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE RESETTLEMENT TRAINING, 1945

    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESETTLEMENT TRAINING, 1945

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

    TR 2648

    An officer of the Women's Royal Air Force giving a demonstration lecture on central and local government organisation to her fellow trainees.

  • BUILDING MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT AT THE DE HAVILLAND FACTORY IN HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1943

    BUILDING MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT AT THE DE HAVILLAND FACTORY IN HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1943

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

    TR 921

    Final checks and adjustments to Mosquito HJ728 before a test flight from Hatfield.

  • POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY HOUSING

    POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY HOUSING

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

    D 24194

    Workmen laying the drains of a Uniseco emergency house.

  • GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20824

    A rivetter at work.

  • FOOTSTEPS IN THE NIGHT: THE PRODUCTION OF A MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM AT ELSTREE STUDIOS, ELSTREE, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    FOOTSTEPS IN THE NIGHT: THE PRODUCTION OF A MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM AT ELSTREE STUDIOS, ELSTREE, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3391

    A scene on set taken during the production of a Ministry of Information film, released as 'Night Watch', starring Anne Firth as Sally and Cyril Chamberlain as Bill. The film was directed by Donald Taylor and made by the Strand Film Company for...

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN GREAT BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN GREAT BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    H 8803

    A view of the fires raging following an air raid on Great Yarmouth, taken from the docks.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE RESETTLEMENT TRAINING, EDMONTON, LONDON, 1945

    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESETTLEMENT TRAINING, EDMONTON, LONDON, 1945

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

    TR 2661

    A class of Women's Royal Air Force personnel studying child welfare, visits a clinic and day nursery run by the Edmonton Local Authority. Examining clothing for babies and small children.

  • COLONIAL REST CENTRE IN BRITAIN, 1944

    COLONIAL REST CENTRE IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    TR 2587

    Two men from British colonies in the canteen at a rest centre in England.

  • BUILDING MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT AT THE DE HAVILLAND FACTORY IN HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1943

    BUILDING MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT AT THE DE HAVILLAND FACTORY IN HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1943

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

    TR 919

    Painting the roundel on the side of a Mosquito at the factory.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE PARACHUTE PACKERS AT AN RAF GLIDER STATION IN BRITAIN, MAY 1944

    ROYAL AIR FORCE PARACHUTE PACKERS AT AN RAF GLIDER STATION IN BRITAIN, MAY 1944

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

    TR 1782

    Royal Air Force parachute packers on an RAF glider station folding coloured parachutes for use by airborne troops during the Normandy invasion.

  • SALUTE TO THE RED ARMY, ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, 21 FEBRUARY 1943

    SALUTE TO THE RED ARMY, ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, 21 FEBRUARY 1943

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

    TR 693

    Representatives of the armed services take the arena at the Royal Albert Hall. On stage are the flags of the British colonies.

  • AN EIGHTH ARMY MAN ON LEAVE, WIRRAL, CHESHIRE, 14 APRIL 1944

    AN EIGHTH ARMY MAN ON LEAVE, WIRRAL, CHESHIRE, 14 APRIL 1944

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

    TR 1646

    Lance Bombardier Jack Grundy, of 441 Battery, 128 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, 50 Division, during his seven days privilege leave with his family. Jack Grundy at his local pub, The Anchor at Irby, with two old friends. On the left is John Stevenson,...

  • UNITED NATIONS DAY PARADE, LONDON, 14 JUNE 1943

    UNITED NATIONS DAY PARADE, LONDON, 14 JUNE 1943

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

    TR 1105

    Military representatives from Iran (left) and China talk to two British officers.

  • WRENS PREPARE FOR CIVILIAN LIFE

    WRENS PREPARE FOR CIVILIAN LIFE

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

    D 23307

    Alongside the various educational and vocational courses on offer to service personnel, a number of classes in the arts were also available. Here an able seaman and WREN Petty Officer compose music for the show 'Sweet and Sour' at the '...

  • FILM SHOW AT HIGHEST VILLAGE IN THE HIGHLANDS: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM SCREENING, TOMINTOUL, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1943

    FILM SHOW AT HIGHEST VILLAGE IN THE HIGHLANDS: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM SCREENING, TOMINTOUL, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 22621

    Ministry of Information Film Operator John Macdougall sets up a screen and loudspeaker in the Memorial Hall in Tomintoul in preparation for the screening of a Ministry of Information film. The loud speaker is resting on the closed lid of an upright...

  • BEEKEEPING IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    BEEKEEPING IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    TR 2030

    Two beekeepers with a beehive containing two brood chambers and three honey chambers.

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    E(MOS) 300

    Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA): ATA woman flying instructor, Miss J Broad, with a male pupil in an Oxford training aircraft.

  • TRAINING QUEEN'S NURSES: DISTRICT NURSE TRAINING AT THE QUEEN'S INSTITUTE OF DISTRICT NURSING, GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    TRAINING QUEEN'S NURSES: DISTRICT NURSE TRAINING AT THE QUEEN'S INSTITUTE OF DISTRICT NURSING, GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23117

    A trainee District Nurse (right) accompanies a qualified District Nurse on a home visit. They are greeted at the door by a housewife. It is probable that this is the mother of the young girl recovering from pneumonia, as seen in D 23115.

  • WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

    WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6320

    A female war worker cleans her teeth in the bedroom she shares with another woman in the war workers hostel at ROF Bridgend. According to the original caption, hot and cold water and central heating were laid on in all the rooms.

  • A MODERN BAKERY: THE WORK OF WONDER BAKERY, WOOD GREEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A MODERN BAKERY: THE WORK OF WONDER BAKERY, WOOD GREEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23145

    A worker at the Wonder Bakery, Wood Green, operates the automatic flour weighing machine.

  • AMERICAN CANNED FOOD BEING EATEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND,UK, 1941

    AMERICAN CANNED FOOD BEING EATEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND,UK, 1941

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

    V 104

    Newly-weds Mr and Mrs Gathergood examine American tinned meat, which features (amongst cakes and biscuits) as part of their wedding feast. Both are eating a sandwich at their reception, which was held at 'Dr Johnson's House' in Gough...

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21770

    A cargo of steel which has been transported from London is unloaded from a pair of canal boats at Tysley quay on the Grand Union Canal in Birmingham. The wife of the boatman can be seen holding her baby as she waits for the unloading to be completed....

  • MIDDLE EAST SERGEANT'S WIFE DOES SIGNALMAN'S JOB: LIFE AS A RAILWAY SIGNALWOMAN, MOLLAND, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MIDDLE EAST SERGEANT'S WIFE DOES SIGNALMAN'S JOB: LIFE AS A RAILWAY SIGNALWOMAN, MOLLAND, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17441

    Signalwoman Daisy Cook signs on for duty at the Molland signal box as Signalman Reg Westcott signs off. The ledger they are signing is known as the 'signalman's bible' and no shift must leave until the next shift has signed on.

  • RELIGIOUS RETREAT: CANADIAN CATHOLICS AT CAMPION HOUSE, OSTERLEY, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, 1943

    RELIGIOUS RETREAT: CANADIAN CATHOLICS AT CAMPION HOUSE, OSTERLEY, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 13525

    French Canadian soldiers serve as cross-bearer and acolytes during a service in the grounds of Campion House in Osterley. Left to right, they are: Sapper A Couture from St J Berchmans, Montreal; Lieutenant J A Aubin from Notre-Dame de Lourdes, Mont-Joli...

  • COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20555

    Boys use test tubes and Bunsen burners to carry out experiments in the science laboratory at Baldock County Council School.

  • BIRTH OF A STAR: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR ACTRESS MURIEL PAVLOW, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BIRTH OF A STAR: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR ACTRESS MURIEL PAVLOW, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24347

    Actress Muriel Pavlow plays the card game 'Patience' as she waits for her scene to be called at Welwyn Gardens Studios, Hertfordshire. The Wardrobe Master, D A (Bill) Smith, watches her as she plays.

  • FROM MEDALS TO STEN GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION, BRITAIN, 1942

    FROM MEDALS TO STEN GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 10487

    Two smiling workers at a small factory compare a large sports trophy with a Sten gun. This factory had previously produced medals, commemorative plaques and trophies, but has been turned over to Sten production during the war.

  • LEARNING BY ACTING: EDUCATION THROUGH THEATRE FOR EVACUEES AT A 'CAMP SCHOOL', MARCHANT'S HILL, HINDHEAD, SURREY, 1943

    LEARNING BY ACTING: EDUCATION THROUGH THEATRE FOR EVACUEES AT A 'CAMP SCHOOL', MARCHANT'S HILL, HINDHEAD, SURREY, 1943

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

    D 16484

    Music teacher Arthur Shuttleworth (back to camera) leads the choir (right) and cast (on stage in the background) in a selection of traditional English songs, to conclude the play about Elizabethan England which they have put on in the recreation hall at...

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21759

    A young boy and his puppy sit on a canal boat as it travels along, probably on the Grand Union Canal. This child is from a canal boat family, and the original caption states that the children "begin to be useful to [their parents] at about the age...

  • THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: PART-TIME WAR WORK IN SURREY, ENGLAND, 1943

    THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: PART-TIME WAR WORK IN SURREY, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 14149

    Miss Mary Jane Jones (left) and Nellie Dabbs sort rivets at the home of Mrs J H Baker at Northchapel, near Guildford. Miss Jones is 88 years old and was the Baker family's Nanny. She sorts 5lbs of rivets a day. Nellie is 19 years old and is a...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

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

    D 7877

    A female Civil Defence worker receives the ARP Warden's report via telephone in the Message Room of the Control Centre. She wears a headset and speaker tube as she takes down the message.

  • WORKERS' WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1941

    WORKERS' WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    P 472

    Women war workers queue for a meal at the serving hatch in the canteen of the residential club that is provided for them at their munitions factory hostel, probably ROF Bridgend.

  • 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 10900

    Two Canadians who are serving in the RAF help to collect the sugar beet harvest by hand and load it into a waiting truck. According to the original caption: "They are sons of farmers away in Canada and are particularly interested in our...

  • WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

    WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

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

    D 16393

    Large numbers of men and women queue for tickets outside the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. The entrance visible in the centre is for the Upper Circle. A street entertainer stands in the road with his dog, trying to keep the theatre-goers amused...

  • PERSIAN AIRMEN TRAIN IN BRITAIN, 1944

    PERSIAN AIRMEN TRAIN IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 20763

    A group of Persian airmen who are training in Britain talk to officers of the Royal Air Force in the airfield mess, somewhere in the UK. Some appear to be looking at maps.

  • BLOOD DRYING UNIT: PROCESSING BLOOD IN THE LABORATORY, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    BLOOD DRYING UNIT: PROCESSING BLOOD IN THE LABORATORY, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 16744

    Workers at the blood drying unit at Cambridge University check test tubes of plasma as they are removed from the incubator. This test checks the sterility of the plasma upon arrival at the unit.

  • THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4035

    A group of volunteers in the Sewing Section sit around the table in the workroom at South Africa House, making pyjamas and dressing gowns for hospitals. The materials they are working with have been bought with donations from South Africa. The leader...

  • WASTE LAND RECLAIMED: AGRICULTURE IN HUNTINGDONSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

    WASTE LAND RECLAIMED: AGRICULTURE IN HUNTINGDONSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 9617

    Three Land Girls harvest flax in a field which had been derelict the previous year. One woman drives the tractor as the two others sit at the rear on the flax-pulling 'trailer'.

  • THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

    THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

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

    D 20475

    Editors at work at the 'top table' in the sub-editor's room at the offices of the Daily Mail, including assistant editor S W G Horniblow, visible at the far end of the table. According to the original caption: "the sub-editors...

  • GIRL GUNNERS: THE WORK OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE AT AN EXPERIMENTAL STATION, SHOEBURYNESS, ESSEX, ENGLAND, 1943

    GIRL GUNNERS: THE WORK OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE AT AN EXPERIMENTAL STATION, SHOEBURYNESS, ESSEX, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 12702

    23 year old ATS Junior-Commander Joyce Bathurst looks through binoculars as she times anti-aircraft shells with a stop watch from the moment of firing until the burst. She shouts the results out to a colleague who records the information. She has been...

  • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 19036

    At 9:30am, lorry driver Fred Horrod (left) receives his final instructions from Mr T Wolstenholme, the manager of the Manchester depot of H & G Dutfield, before climbing into his cab for the return trip to London. Fred has had a day of rest in...

  • DUTCH CHILD REFUGEES: ARRIVAL IN BRITAIN AT TILBURY, ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    DUTCH CHILD REFUGEES: ARRIVAL IN BRITAIN AT TILBURY, ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24063

    Dutch refugee children crowd to look over the side of the ship as it berths, upon arrival in Britain, at Tilbury docks.

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