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  • Sir Alwyn Crow, CBE : Director and Controller of Projectile Development 1940-45

    Sir Alwyn Crow, CBE : Director and Controller of Projectile Development 1940-45

    (art) Made by: Coldstream, William Menzies

    Art.IWM ART LD 5774

    image: a half-length portrait of Sir Alwyn Crow sitting in an armchair, facing towards the right.

  • Sergeant B Buchanan

    Sergeant B Buchanan

    (art) Made by: Kennington, Eric Henri 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1763

    image: a head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant B Buchanan wearing RAF uniform with flying gear. A badge on his lapel appears to show a kangaroo, suggesting he is an airman of the Royal Australian Air Force.

  • Carriers and Light Tanks on Driving Practice : 51st Army Training Regiment

    Carriers and Light Tanks on Driving Practice : 51st Army Training Regiment

    (art) Made by: Gross, Anthony 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 98

    image: Four tanks on driving practice climb up a hill on the left. In the left foreground, recruits work on two stationary tanks. On the right is woodland.

  • Divisional HQ in Convoy at First Light

    Divisional HQ in Convoy at First Light

    (art) Made by: Freeth, Thomas 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4358

    image: a scene at dawn. Army trucks, accompanied by motorbikes, drive in convoy through the countryside, along a straight road over a hill, away from the artist.

  • Air Commodore R V Goddard, CBE

    Air Commodore R V Goddard, CBE

    (art) Made by: Dugdale, Thomas Cantrell 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1520

    image: a half-length portrait of Air Commodore R V Goddard in uniform, sitting in front of a map.

  • BRITISH GUIANA IN 1946

    BRITISH GUIANA IN 1946

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

    K 10385

    A Coast Defence gun crew at practice.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "GADD ANTHONY (WING COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 81249

    A torpedo attack by Beaufighters of the North Coates and Strubby Wings on a convoy off Heligoland, 8 July 1944.

  • HUDSON MARK 3 (LOCKHEED)

    HUDSON MARK 3 (LOCKHEED)

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

    CS 112

    No 269 Squadron's most-photographed Hudson, T 9465 'Spirit of Lockheed-Vega Employees', bathed in early-morning sunshine while being readied for an anti-submarine patrol from Kaldadarnes, Iceland, October 1941.

  • AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL SERVICES IN NEW GUINEA, 1943

    AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL SERVICES IN NEW GUINEA, 1943

    part of "AUSTRALIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer

    AUS 1702

    Australian nursing sisters at a general hospital in New Guinea.

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    H 25565

    A series of photographs taken specially for WS9 on the method of storing and stacking ammunition in the field. Photographs taken at Shefford (27 Ammunition Sub Depot), Bedfordshire. General view of the Inspector General shelter.

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    H 29848

    Various chemical warfare photographs taken for WS9. Group of mines and shells.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 2066

    On 27 August 1941 Coastal Command claimed a rare and unusual success when one of its aircraft was instrumental in the capture of a U-boat. A No 269 Squadron Hudson operating from Kaldadarnes in Iceland, flown by Squadron leader J. H. Thompson, surprised...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: RAF Snaith Station Photographer

    CE 113

    The damaged tail of Halifax II HR868/MH-B of No 51 Squadron, which was attacked by a night-fighter on its way to Frankfurt on the night of 20-21 December 1943.

  • INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

    INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

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

    BU 1283

    The occupation of Walcheren Island is going fast. Flushing is in the hands of the British and troops fanning out to the West are close to the Marine Commandos coming down from the Westkapelle beachhead (where these pictures were taken). This image shows...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 91243

    Photograph looking back over the starboard wing of a Lancaster of No 61 Squadron, Bomber Command, after an attack on U-751 in the Bay of Biscay, 17 July 1942. The U-boat had been attacked and crippled by a Whitley of No 502 Squadron earlier, before being...

  • INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

    INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

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

    BU 1282

    The occupation of Walcheren Island is going fast. Flushing is in the hands of the British and troops fanning out to the West are close to the Marine Commandos coming down from the Westkapelle beachhead (where these pictures were taken). This image shows...

  • THE ALLIED CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 6 JUNE 1944 - 7 MAY 1945

    THE ALLIED CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 6 JUNE 1944 - 7 MAY 1945

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

    B 5513

    Looking out a window in Bayeux at a never ending line of Army vehicles of the 30th Corps as they make for the front line.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AUSTRALIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer

    AUS 1760

    A Lancaster crew of No 467 Squadron, RAAF, at Bottesford, Leicestershire, preparing to set off for Berlin on the evening of 31 August 1943. They are, from left: Flight Sergeants J Scott, G. Eriksen and A Boys, Sergeant C Adair, Flight Sergeant B Jones (...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "GADD ANTHONY (WING COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 81250

    A torpedo attack by Beaufighters of the North Coates and Strubby Wings on a convoy off Heligoland, 8 July 1944.

  • 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 43989

    Four of Judy's puppies are held on leads by a sailor on the deck of HMS GRASSHOPPER.

  • Bomb Disposal : Listening for ticking

    Bomb Disposal : Listening for ticking

    (art) Made by: Uptton, Clive 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2276

    image: An officer of the Royal Engineers kneels over a large unexploded bomb, using stethoscope equipment to detect if the bomb is active.

  • THE FUNERAL OF REINHARD HEYDRICH, 1942

    THE FUNERAL OF REINHARD HEYDRICH, 1942

    part of "GROSS DEUTSCHLAND IM WELTGESCHEHEN: TAGESBILDBERICHTE (HEINRICH HOFFMANN)" (photographs) Made by: Hoffmann, Heinrich (Photographer)

    HU 40229

    Adolf Hitler gives his last salute at the state funeral of assassinated SS Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich in the Mosaic Chamber of the New Reichschancellery in June 1942.

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    H 25569

    A series of photographs taken specially for WS9 on the method of storing and stacking ammunition in the field. Photographs taken at Shefford (27 Ammunition Sub Depot), Bedfordshire. Fire point, showing beaters, two-gallon extinguishers, buckets and...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 5274

    Picturesque Norwegian fjords hitherto untouched by the war became a battleground as the strike wings sought out enemy vessels lurking in them during the last months of hostilities. Three beaufighters from the Dallachy Wing are seen here attacking enemy...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AUSTRALIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographers

    AUS 2017

    The Duke of Gloucester, Governor-General Designate of the Commonwealth of Australia (standing fourth from right), watches armourers bombing up Lancaster I LL964/AR-D2 of No 460 Squadron, RAAF, during his visit to Binbrook in July 1944.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 5212

    A Mosquito of the Banff Strike Wing in action in the Kattegat on 5 April 1945. There the Mosquitos discovered a convoy of seven ships evacuating Germans troops back to the Fatherland. In the ensuing attack a flak ship and a trawler were sunk, but one No...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 2068

    On 27 August 1941 Coastal Command claimed a rare and unusual success when one of its aircraft was instrumental in the capture of a U-boat. A No 269 Squadron Hudson operating from Kaldadarnes in Iceland, flown by Squadron leader J. H. Thompson, surprised...

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    H 25562

    A series of photographs taken specially for WS9 on the method of storing and stacking ammunition in the field. Photographs taken at Shefford (27 Ammunition Sub Depot), Bedfordshire. Interior of Inspecting Officer (Ordnance) laboratory area showing clean...

  • THE YUGOSLAV GOVERNMENT IN EXILE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE YUGOSLAV GOVERNMENT IN EXILE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    H 11366

    King Peter II inspecting the Guard of Honour of a battalion of the Dorset Regiment in England.

  • TUNISIA: THE BATTLE FOR TUNIS

    TUNISIA: THE BATTLE FOR TUNIS

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 2551

    A German cemetery 15 kilometres outside Tunis.

  • TUNIS CAPTURED BY THE 1ST ARMY

    TUNIS CAPTURED BY THE 1ST ARMY

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 2534

    Using a bren carrier for cover, Allied troops in action during the street fighting.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

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

    IB 1744

    India 1944: A Bengali mother and child standing against a wall of corrugated iron and brick.

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    H 24996

    Rocket apparatus rehearsal and demonstration near Ballyclare, Co Antrim, given by the 82nd Chemical Warfare Company, 6th Chemical Warfare Group, Royal Engineers. Royal Engineers erect the rocket apparatus for the demonstration.

  • CANADIAN NAVAL FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    CANADIAN NAVAL FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "CANADIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Canadian Official photographer

    CAN 4114

    A gun crew on the Canadian auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel HMCS PRINCE ROBERT at action stations during convoy escort duty in the Atlantic.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 4314

    A heavily armed escort vessel seen from below mast height during a convoy attack by Beaufighters of the North Coates Wing off the Frisian Islands, 20 April 1944.

  • INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

    INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

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

    BU 1268

    The occupation of Walcheren Island is going fast. Flushing is in the hands of the British and troops fanning out to the West are close to the Marine Commandos coming down from the Westkapelle beachhead (where these pictures were taken). This image shows...

  • THE TRINIDAD ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE (TRNVR), SEPTEMBER 1944

    THE TRINIDAD ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE (TRNVR), SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    K 7527

    Members of the Trinidad Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve at gun drill with a light machine gun on board a Motor Launch.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1919 - 1939" (photographs)

    H(AM) 254

    Saro (Saunders-Roe) London, K5911, which was delivered to No 204 Squadron at Mount Batten, Plymouth, in April 1937.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    F 2344A

    On 6 December 1939 King George VI, with the Duke of Gloucester and Viscount Lord Gort (Commander-in-Chief of the BEF), inspected RAF Air Component units at Lille-Seclin. Here the King greets Squadron Leader J. S. 'Johnny' Dewar, commanding No...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 4614

    Sunderland EK573/P of No 10 Squadron RCAF 'unsticks' after picking up three survivors from a Wellington shot down in the Bay of Biscay, 27 August 1944. Despite a heavy swell - and the knowledge that many such landing attempts had ended in...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    HU 90816

    De Havilland Mosquito NF IIs of 'B' Flight, No 333 (Norwegian) Squadron, attended by ground crew in a dispersal at Leuchars, Fife, October 1943. The aircraft on the right is DZ754/'F'.

  • SOUTH CARIBBEAN ARMED FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    SOUTH CARIBBEAN ARMED FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    OKA 561

    A Lewis gun section of the St Lucia Volunteer Force, Windward Islands.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY" (photographs)

    MH 2994

    Supermarine Scapa flying boat in flight, circa 1937.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 3531

    Convoy attack. In April 1943 No 144 Squadron joined with No 404 Squadron RCAF to form a second Beaufighter strike wing, based at Wick. The two units flew their first operation together on 27 April, when they attacked a convoy off Norway. One large...

  • INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

    INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

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

    BU 1273

    The occupation of Walcheren Island is going fast. Flushing is in the hands of the British and troops fanning out to the West are close to the Marine Commandos coming down from the Westkapelle beachhead (where these pictures were taken). This image shows...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    CS 202

    In June 1942 the 'Spirit of Lockheed-Vega Employees' - a Hudson III presented to the RAF by Lockheed workers and operated by No 269 Squadron in Iceland - was forced to crash-land on an isolated sand-spit after running into a storm. Only...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: THE RAF IN FRANCE, 1940

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: THE RAF IN FRANCE, 1940

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

    C 623

    For shooting down the first German aircraft to fall to the RAF in France, Flight Lieutenant Robert Voase-Jeff of No 87 Squadron was awarded the Croix de Guerre. He is seen here among a group of French pilots on 3 February 1940, saluting General Vuillemin...

  • ANIMALS AT WAR: ROYAL NAVY MASCOT 'CONVOY', HMS HERMIONE, GIBRALTAR, 26 NOVEMBER 1941

    ANIMALS AT WAR: ROYAL NAVY MASCOT 'CONVOY', HMS HERMIONE, GIBRALTAR, 26 NOVEMBER 1941

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 6410

    A group of sailors surround the ship's cat "Convoy", as he sleeps in a miniature hammock on board HMS HERMIONE. According to the original caption, "Convoy" is in the ship's book and provided with full kit. The cat obtained...

  • SOCIAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WEST INDIES

    SOCIAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WEST INDIES

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

    K 7729

    British West Indies Public Health Training Station in Jamaica. This was established in 1943 to afford facilities for the training of health personnel. It was supported by the Jamaican government, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Colonial Welfare and...

  • Major-General W. Green, CB, DSO and two Bars, Commander, South-Western Area, 1940

    Major-General W. Green, CB, DSO and two Bars, Commander, South-Western Area, 1940

    (art) Made by: Lamb, Henry 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 137

    image : A head and shoulder portrait of Major-General W. Green in uniform.

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