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  • THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN IN BRITAIN 1914-1918

    THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN IN BRITAIN 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Lewis, George P. (Photographer) 1918

    Q 28547

    A female worker varnishes splinterless glass to be used in gas masks at the Crowndale Works, Camden Town, London, 1918.

  • THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN IN BRITAIN 1914-1918

    THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN IN BRITAIN 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Lewis, George P. (Photographer) 1918

    Q 28543

    Female workers gauging splinterless glass for use in gas masks at the Crowndale Works in Camden Town, London, 1918.

  • THE MEDICAL SERVICES ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE MEDICAL SERVICES ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Lewis, George P. (Photographer) 1918

    Q 27796

    Lieutenant Colonel Professor Nestor Tirard, Commanding Officer of No. 4 London General Hospital, Denmark Hill.

  • A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

    A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

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

    H 17184

    The new recruit, Bill Jones, undertakes a general intelligence test as part of his army selection board.

  • No. 39a London Auxiliary Ambulance Station

    No. 39a London Auxiliary Ambulance Station

    (art) Made by: Gledstanes, Elsie 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 6081

    image: The interior of an ambulance station with motor ambulances lined up against the wall. On the left a motor ambulance is being worked on by a person in blue overalls, who lies on the ground underneath the front of the vehicle. Towards the centre of...

  • Christmas Day in the London Bridge YMCA Canteen: HRH Princess Helena Victoria, Chairman of the Ladies' Auxiliary Committee of
the YMCA is standing by Mrs Norrie, CBE, Superintendant of the canteen. Miss Ellen Terry is sitting by the table

    Christmas Day in the London Bridge YMCA Canteen: HRH Princess Helena Victoria, Chairman of the Ladies' Auxiliary Committee of the YMCA is standing by Mrs Norrie, CBE, Superintendant of the canteen. Miss Ellen Terry is sitting by the table

    (art) Made by: Atwood, Clare 1920

    Art.IWM ART 3062

    image: The interior view of a canteen with flags of the allied countries hanging like bunting along the top of the room. On the right the room is crowded with soldiers awaiting their meal. In the foreground and left are women preparing to serve them. The...

  • London by Moonlight

    London by Moonlight

    (art) Made by: Methuen, Lord (RA) 4th Baron 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 622

    image: a view of a London street across a park by moonlight.

  • The Peace Procession, 19 July 1919 (The VADS)

    The Peace Procession, 19 July 1919 (The VADS)

    (art) Made by: Harcourt, George 1919-07-19

    Art.IWM ART 4037

    image: A procession of Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses and personnel marches past a crowd of onlookers along the Mall in London. British Army personnel are also present and there are numerous flags flying from flagpoles and stone plinths along the road.

  • The Canteen at the Headquarters of the Joint War Council of the BRCS and Order of St John, 19 Berkeley Street, W

    The Canteen at the Headquarters of the Joint War Council of the BRCS and Order of St John, 19 Berkeley Street, W

    (art) Made by: Lobley, J Hodgson

    Art.IWM ART 3747

    image: The interior of a grand-looking room used as a canteen. The room is full of long dining tables, at which women are sitting and eating. Most of the women are dressed in the black of the Order of St John. A waitress stands by a pillar on the left.

  • Volunteers Drilling in the Courtyard Of Burlington House

    Volunteers Drilling in the Courtyard Of Burlington House

    (art) Made by: Gow, Andrew Carrick 1915

    Art.IWM ART 5217

    image: Two rows of military volunteers, all wearing white overshirts over their civilian clothes, line up for drill in the courtyard of Burlington House. The archway entrance out into the neighbouring street is visible in the right background. From the...

  • A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

    A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

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

    H 17181

    The new recruit, Bill Jones, is interviewed by an army officer after passing the medical examination.

  • A Polo Ground in War-time, 1940

    A Polo Ground in War-time, 1940

    (art) Made by: Rowntree, Kenneth 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 637

    image: A man walks through the gates that lead to an open field behind. He carries a spade over his shoulder and a bucket in his hand. There are mounds of earth dotted over the grass in the background, several figures standing or digging, and a red...

  • Battle of Britain : parachutists from an enemy aircraft brought down in an apparent attempt to bomb Buckingham Palace

    Battle of Britain : parachutists from an enemy aircraft brought down in an apparent attempt to bomb Buckingham Palace

    (art) Made by: Bayes, Walter 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2514

    image: An aerial view of Buckingham Palace and the surrounding grounds, with two German airmen parachuting towards the ground.

  • The Thames Embankment

    The Thames Embankment

    (art) Made by: Mozley, Charles 1940

    Art.IWM ART 16235

    image: A view along Embankment and the north bank of the Thames towards the Houses of Parliament in London, from an elevated position. Hungerford Bridge is in the foreground, with Westminster Bridge in the background.

  • THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    part of "PILKINGTON CHRISTOPHER (SERGEANT) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Pilkington, Christopher (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1914-09-15

    Q 57105

    Troops of the 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards leaving the Tower of London to go into camp at Lyndhurst in the New Forest where the 7th Division was forming, 15 September 1914.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE RECRUITMENT, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE RECRUITMENT, 1939-1945.

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

    CH 128

    Medical tests for aircrew candidates in London. The candidate, with eyes shut, listening to the vibrations of three tuning forks of differing pitch at varying distances to determine the frequency range of his hearing.

  • The First Zeppelin Seen From Piccadilly Circus, 8th September 1915

    The First Zeppelin Seen From Piccadilly Circus, 8th September 1915

    (art) Made by: Gow, Andrew Carrick 1915

    Art.IWM ART 5216

    image: A dark and gloomy evening scene in Piccadilly Circus with a German Zeppelin airship and barrage balloons visible in the night sky illuminated by the beam of a searchlight. In the foreground Piccadilly Circus is busy with civilians and traffic,...

  • COLLECTIONS OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

    COLLECTIONS OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Nicholls, Horace (Photographer)

    Q 31441

    A French recruiting poster, "On Les Aura" ("We'll Get Them"), from the First World War.

  • THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    part of "PILKINGTON CHRISTOPHER (SERGEANT) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Pilkington, Christopher (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1914-09-15

    Q 57106

    Troops of the 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards leaving the Tower of London to go into camp at Lyndhurst in the New Forest where the 7th Division was forming, 15 September 1914.

  • G V Blackstone, GM, London Fire Force

    G V Blackstone, GM, London Fire Force

    (art) Made by: Dessau, Paul Lucien 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1356

    image: Three-quarter length portrait of Blackstone in uniform

  • A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

    A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

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

    H 17187

    The new recruit, Bill Jones, undergoes a weapon aiming test as part of his army selection board.

  • A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

    A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

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

    H 17188

    The new recruit, Bill Jones, behind the wheel of an Army lorry at the beginning of his driving test.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.

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

    CH 12665

    Wing Commander C F "Bunny" Currant. Flying with No. 605 Squadron RAF during the Battle of Britain, Currant destroyed 13 enemy aircraft. In late 1941 he became Commanding Officer of No. 501 Squadron RAF and, in April 1942 Wing Commander Flying...

  • FUNERAL OF THE FIRST SEA LORD SIR DUDLEY POUND. 26 OCTOBER 1943, HORSE GUARDS PARADE AND WHITEHALL.

    FUNERAL OF THE FIRST SEA LORD SIR DUDLEY POUND. 26 OCTOBER 1943, HORSE GUARDS PARADE AND WHITEHALL.

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beadell, S J (Lt) 1943-10-23

    A 19958

    Paymaster Captain R V Brockman, Admiral Pound's Secretary carrying the insignia, directly behind; the Duke of Gloucester and Rear Admiral Baron Gerrit Jansen van Steenwyck, representing the Queen of the Netherlands, Rear Admiral Arnold Danielsen,...

  • A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

    A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

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

    H 17183

    The new recruit, Bill Jones, undertakes a written test to check his clerical abilities.

  • THE WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS ON THE HOME FRONT, 1917-1918

    THE WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS ON THE HOME FRONT, 1917-1918

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Nicholls, Horace (Photographer) 1918

    Q 31082

    The Women's Army Auxilliary Corps' recruiting sergeants taking details from recruits in Trafalgar Square, 1918.

  • A Parachute Bomb

    A Parachute Bomb

    (art) Made by: Wright, W Matvyn 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1355

    image: a night time view across the Thames, showing the dark silhouettes of shipping and equipment against the glowing red sky opposite. Just above the buildings on the other side of the river there is a parachute bomb descending, about to explode.

  • Devonshire House 1918 : VAD workers filing papers in the ballroom

    Devonshire House 1918 : VAD workers filing papers in the ballroom

    (art) Made by: Atwood, Clare 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2514

    image: The interior of a grand-looking room, within which women of the Volunantary Aid Detachment are at work. The women are all dressed in dark uniforms and are filing papers in large boxes that rest on tables organised in long lines. The room is fairly...

  • A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

    A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

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

    H 17179

    Bill Jones, a delivery driver with the retail company John Lewis Ltd, walks to an army recruiting office to join up.

  • COLLECTIONS OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

    COLLECTIONS OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Nicholls, Horace (Photographer)

    Q 31440

    A French recruiting poster, "On Les Aura" ("We'll Get Them"), from the First World War.

  • Christian Vlasto, a Canal-boat Woman

    Christian Vlasto, a Canal-boat Woman

    (art) Made by: Hailstone, Bernard 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4950

    image: Three-quarter portrait of Vlasto, seated with hands on hips, slight sketch of a canal boat in background

  • 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 415

    Recruits from the Royal Irish Rifles undergoing rifle instruction at a barracks in London, 1939.

  • Chancery Lane Fireplaces

    Chancery Lane Fireplaces

    (art) Made by: Cook, Frederick T W 1944

    Art.IWM ART 16124

    image: The severely bomb damaged remains of buildings in central London. Towards the foreground are two tall chimney breasts, which appear to be the only remains intact of two large buildings. They appear precarious, as if they may collapse at any moment...

  • An Observation Post: Flying Bomb Raid, 1944

    An Observation Post: Flying Bomb Raid, 1944

    (art) Made by: Haines, Wilfred Stanley 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4720

    image: four searchlights meet in the sky above a bridge and a silhouetted city. The sky is filled with smoke and the glow of explosions and flying bombs. Foreground right two figures can be seen manning an observation post.

  • Gas Mask

    Gas Mask

    (art) Made by: Brealey, William Ramsden 1939

    Art.IWM ART LD 1290

    image: Head and shoulders of an air-raid warden in helmet and gas mask, a gas-attack wooden rattle held in his gloved right hand

  • RECRUITING CAMPAIGN FOR THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE (ATS)

    RECRUITING CAMPAIGN FOR THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE (ATS)

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

    H 3763

    Staff manning the enquiry desks at the Auxiliary Territorial Service recruiting exhibition in Selfridges department store on Oxford Street, London.

  • Charles ffoulkes, CB, CBE (1868-1947), First Curator and Secretary of the Imperial War Museum, in the uniform of Master of the
Tower Armouries

    Charles ffoulkes, CB, CBE (1868-1947), First Curator and Secretary of the Imperial War Museum, in the uniform of Master of the Tower Armouries

    (art) Made by: Codner, Maurice 1937

    Art.IWM ART 5066

    image: A three quarter length portrait of ffoulkes, wearing the dark blue uniform of the Master of the Tower Armouries. Behind him is an array of weaponry and armour displayed on a stone wall, including swords, spears, a shield and a chest plate.

  • Gasworkers

    Gasworkers

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2430

    image: seven men in suits, some wearing tin helmets, stand in a semicircle around a gas valve in a gasworks. A man on the right is closing the valve. They stand inside the metal structure of a gasometer, a large pile of debris and plumes of smoke behind...

  • THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    part of "PILKINGTON CHRISTOPHER (SERGEANT) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Pilkington, Christopher (Sergeant) (Photographer)

    Q 57102

    Troops bivouacking in the Tower of London.

  • RECRUITING CAMPAIGN FOR THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE (ATS)

    RECRUITING CAMPAIGN FOR THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE (ATS)

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

    H 3762

    View of the Auxiliary Territorial Service recruiting exhibition in Selfridges department store on Oxford Street, London.

  • black, coverall (non-fireproof)

    black, coverall (non-fireproof)

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 5981

    One black coverall, non-fireproof.

  • St Paul's by Moonlight, 1941

    St Paul's by Moonlight, 1941

    (art) Made by: Methuen, Lord (RA) 4th Baron 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 5860

    image: Moonlit view of St Paul's Cathedral surrounded by clear spaces and bomb damaged buildings as a result of a German air raid.

  • A Burnt-out Fire Appliance

    A Burnt-out Fire Appliance

    (art) Made by: Rosoman, Leonard Henry 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3591

    image: The burnt-out wreck of a fire engine lying in an empty landscape. There is a heavy sky above, and several buildings visible on the horizon in the far right of the composition.

  • Miss M S Cochrane, RRC, SRN, Matron, Charing Cross Hospital

    Miss M S Cochrane, RRC, SRN, Matron, Charing Cross Hospital

    (art) Made by: Devas, Anthony 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1472

    image: Three-quarter length portrait of Cochrane in uniform

  • A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

    A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

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

    H 17180

    The new recruit, Bill Jones, is given a medical examination by an Army doctor and passes A1.

  • photograph

    photograph

    part of "THE ROAD TO WAR" (photographs) Made by: Unknown Photographer

    Q 81797

    Volunteers at Central Recruiting Office, Great Scotland Yard, London, when the recruiting of Kitchener's Army began on the 7th August 1914 after the sanction of the increase of the army by 500,000 men by the House of Commons the day before.

  • Women Working in a Gas Retort House: South Metropolitan Gas Company, London

    Women Working in a Gas Retort House: South Metropolitan Gas Company, London

    (art) Made by: Airy, Anna 1918

    Art.IWM ART 2852

    image: The interior view of a gasworks showing the retort process. Several women dressed in dark overalls stand at work on the floor of the gasworks. The focal point is the clouds of grey smoke and yellow flames emitted from the wall on the left of the...

  • A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

    A RECRUIT JOINS THE BRITISH ARMY

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

    H 17178

    Bill Jones, a delivery driver with the retail company John Lewis Ltd, at work prior to joining up.

  • THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    part of "PILKINGTON CHRISTOPHER (SERGEANT) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Pilkington, Christopher (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1914-09-15

    Q 57104

    Cheerful soldiers of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards leaving the Tower of London to go into camp at Lyndhurst in the New Forest where the 7th Division was forming, 15 September 1914.

  • THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    part of "PILKINGTON CHRISTOPHER (SERGEANT) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Unknown

    Q 57100

    Staff Sergeant Christopher Pilkington of the 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.

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