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  • 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...

  • ERNEST BEVIN VISITS NO 11 ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES, UK, c 1943

    ERNEST BEVIN VISITS NO 11 ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES, UK, c 1943

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

    P 1987

    Minister of Labour, Ernest Bevin, MP, signs an autograph for a factory worker as he joins them in the 'clocking-out' queue before lunch.

  • JAMAICAN TECHNICIANS ARRIVE IN BRITAIN, UK, 1941

    JAMAICAN TECHNICIANS ARRIVE IN BRITAIN, UK, 1941

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

    L 29

    Jamaican technicians, newly-arrived in Britain, enjoy a game of billiards in their hostel. They have travelled to Britain to train and work in various factories in Merseyside.

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 366

    HM Queen Elizabeth is fitted with special shoes by a munitions worker before she can enter the 'danger' area of ROF Thorp Arch. The area of the factory where workers change from their outdoor clothes (the 'dirty' side) into their...

  • GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, 1943

    GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, 1943

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

    P 1904

    General Montgomery stands on a makeshift stage or podium to address a large group of factory workers in a large hall at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

    MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    L 157

    Munitions workers Nan Ensor (left) and Vanda Gillan play with a puppy in the lounge of the girls' club attached to a Ministry of Supply factory hostel, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION DRIVE EXHIBITION AT ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY RADWAY GREEN, ALSAGER, CHESHIRE, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION DRIVE EXHIBITION AT ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY RADWAY GREEN, ALSAGER, CHESHIRE, UK, 1943

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

    P 1290

    A view of a blackboard at ROF Radway Green listing the targets for each department during the 'Radway Green Spring Attack', which took place between 5th and 24th April 1943. A notice chalked at the bottom of the board reads: "Mr Duncan...

  • AMERICAN LEASE AND LEND FOOD BEING EATEN IN ENGLAND, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    AMERICAN LEASE AND LEND FOOD BEING EATEN IN ENGLAND, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    V 50

    Three children eat American cheese sandwiches at an emergency feeding centre in Liverpool. Behind them, a man can be seen cooking at a Soyer boiler or field cooker. One girl is laughing as she eats.

  • AMERICAN LEASE AND LEND FOOD BEING EATEN IN ENGLAND, UK, 1942

    AMERICAN LEASE AND LEND FOOD BEING EATEN IN ENGLAND, UK, 1942

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

    V 164

    Ministry of Food officials distribute bottles of American Orange Juice at Tottenham Day Nursery, 19 May 1942. Several children can be seen in the photograph, including a baby sitting on the counter.

  • MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

    MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

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

    P 1033

    Eleanor Roosevelt chats to rows of munitions workers during a visit to a Royal Ordnance Factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • GRACIE FIELDS SINGS AT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    GRACIE FIELDS SINGS AT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    P 79

    Singer Gracie Fields stands at the microphone on a stage at an ordnance factory, somewhere in Britain. In her arms, she holds the daughter of a war worker and a large bouquet of flowers which have just been presented to her by the little girl following...

  • SALVAGE IN WARTIME BRITAIN: BOY SCOUTS VISIT A PAPER MILL, UK, 1943

    SALVAGE IN WARTIME BRITAIN: BOY SCOUTS VISIT A PAPER MILL, UK, 1943

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

    P 1799

    A group of Boy Scouts from Eton College enjoy afternoon tea in the canteen during their visit to a paper mill, somewhere in Britain. Members of the Boy Scout Movement played a huge part in the paper salvage campaigns across the country during the War....

  • MUNITIONS GIRLS MEET THE MEN WHO FIRE THEIR SHELLS: MINISTRY OF SUPPLY WORKERS VISIT A DESTROYER, UK

    MUNITIONS GIRLS MEET THE MEN WHO FIRE THEIR SHELLS: MINISTRY OF SUPPLY WORKERS VISIT A DESTROYER, UK

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

    P 12

    Munitions workers Marion Griffiths and Betty Evans stand with a Royal Navy gun crew on the pom-pom deck of a destroyer, somewhere in Britain. Marion and Betty were taken on a surprise tour of the destroyer after discovering that the shells which they...

  • 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 234

    Russian Ambassador Ivan Maisky addresses workers at a tank factory in Smethwick, during 'Tanks for Russia' week. A Valentine tank which has been produced at the factory can be seen behind him.

  • CIO OFFICIAL VISITS BRITISH LABOUR PROJECTS: WOMEN WAR WORKERS' REST BREAK HOME, TADWORTH, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    CIO OFFICIAL VISITS BRITISH LABOUR PROJECTS: WOMEN WAR WORKERS' REST BREAK HOME, TADWORTH, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    L 669

    Mr Irving Abramson (right), chairman of the War Relief Committee of the Congress of Industrial Organisations, chats to a group of women war workers as they relax beside their large Christmas tree in the lounge of the women war workers' Rest Break...

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 397

    A female munitions worker explains to HM Queen Elizabeth how fuse caps are made, during a royal visit to the Royal Ordnance factory.

  • HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

    HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

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

    P 6

    HM Queen Elizabeth speaks to a worker during a visit to a factory making tents for the Royal Air Force. The worker is making a marquee at a large sewing machine. A large Union flag adorns the desk.

  • MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

    MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    L 161

    A general view of munitions workers eating in the large dining room of the girls' club attached to a Ministry of Supply factory hostel, somewhere in Britain.

  • MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

    MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    L 148

    Munitions worker Nan Ensor chats to her Royal Air Force husband, Corporal Charles Ensor, at a dance being held at her Ministry of Supply hostel, somewhere in Britain.

  • RAF CREWS VISIT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    RAF CREWS VISIT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    P 111

    A Royal Air Force officer joins women war workers at a bench as he attempts to make exploder pellets during a visit to a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain. He is wearing a mob cap on his head, similar to those worn by the women, although it looks...

  • MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

    MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    L 154

    19 year old munitions worker Mrs Vanda Gillan plays table tennis in the games room at the girls' club attached to her Ministry of Supply factory hostel. Several other women can be seen chatting in the background.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: 'WINGS FOR VICTORY' WEEK, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: 'WINGS FOR VICTORY' WEEK, UK, 1943

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

    P 1275

    At a factory, somewhere in Britain, two women war workers fill bombs which have been covered in savings stamps following 'Wings for Victory' week in London. A third worker looks on. Behind them, can be seen posters listing their target...

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 372

    HM King George VI talks to a munitions worker at her machine during a visit to ROF Thorp Arch.

  • 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 106

    Dock workers give the thumbs up and 'V' signs as they lunch on American canned meat at a London Dockworkers Canteen.

  • RAF CREWS VISIT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    RAF CREWS VISIT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    P 99

    Three members of a Royal Air Force bomber crew watch anti-aircraft shells being made by women war workers during a visit to a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

    LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

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

    P 734

    Off-duty munitions workers make use of the hairdressing facilities in their munitions factory hostel. Here one woman washes the hair of her friend at a sink complete with specially-designed taps.

  • MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

    MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

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

    P 1034

    Eleanor Roosevelt is fitted with special shoes by a munitions worker before she can enter the 'danger' area of a British Royal Ordnance Factory. The area of the factory where workers change from their outdoor clothes (the 'dirty'...

  • LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

    LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

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

    P 742

    Three off-duty munitions workers look at a blackboard on which is chalked a reminder notice about the evening's events at their munitions factory hostel. The entertainment is due to begin at 8 o'clock and will consist of a dance with cabaret...

  • JAMAICAN TECHNICIANS ARRIVE IN BRITAIN, UK, 1941

    JAMAICAN TECHNICIANS ARRIVE IN BRITAIN, UK, 1941

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

    L 28

    Jamaican technicians, newly-arrived in Britain, enjoy a game of cards in their hostel. They have travelled to Britain to train and work in various factories in Merseyside.

  • GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, 1943

    GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, 1943

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

    P 1917

    General Montgomery stands at a microphone to address a large group of factory workers in a large hall at a factory, somewhere in Britain. Loudspeakers have been set up to ensure that all the workers can hear the speech.

  • THE REPATRIATION OF DISPLACED PERSONS BY THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION, GERMANY, c 1946

    THE REPATRIATION OF DISPLACED PERSONS BY THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION, GERMANY, c 1946

    part of "WEAVER NORMAN (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Weaver, Norman (Mr)

    HU 92263

    A female UNRRA representative shares a joke with a mother and her son, as she checks their identification labels. They have been transported from the UNRRA camp in which they were living to a railway station, in order to be repatriated.

  • THE RELIEF OF GUERNSEY AND SARK, CHANNEL ISLANDS, UK, MAY 1945

    THE RELIEF OF GUERNSEY AND SARK, CHANNEL ISLANDS, UK, MAY 1945

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

    V 197

    Mrs A J Bell of Mount Arrive, Guernsey, smiles for the camera as she shows off the contents of her full shopping baskets. She has just purchased a large amount of food, which has just been delivered following the liberation of the Channel Islands....

  • A FRENCH WORKER LIGHTS CHURCHILL'S CIGAR, CHERBOURG, FRANCE, 1944

    A FRENCH WORKER LIGHTS CHURCHILL'S CIGAR, CHERBOURG, FRANCE, 1944

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Newman (Newsweek)

    OWIL 30645

    Whilst inspecting reconstruction work in Cherbourg, Winston Churchill has his cigar lit by a French worker. The smoking worker leans into the car in which Churchill is travelling with Major General Cecil Moore (Chief Engineer of the European Theatre of...

  • RURAL WELFARE OFFICER: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR 'MRS R', HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    RURAL WELFARE OFFICER: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR 'MRS R', HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 433

    'Mrs R' (right), Welfare Officer for High Wycombe Rural District Council, visits the home of an elderly couple in the living room of one of the many cottages reserved by the council for use by old age pensioners. According to the original...

  • THE RELIEF OF GUERNSEY AND SARK, CHANNEL ISLANDS, UK, MAY 1945

    THE RELIEF OF GUERNSEY AND SARK, CHANNEL ISLANDS, UK, MAY 1945

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

    V 187

    A general view of the main street of a town in Guernsey, showing people queuing for the stocks of British food which have just arrived following liberation. Several shop fronts can be seen, including 'Cumber' dispensing chemist (established...

  • RURAL WELFARE OFFICER: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR 'MRS R', HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    RURAL WELFARE OFFICER: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR 'MRS R', HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 431

    In the living room of their home in High Wycombe, a young girl shows her foster parents a jumper bought for her by 'Mrs R', Welfare Officer for High Wycombe Rural District Council. Mrs R is just visible to the left of the photograph. The girl...

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 363

    HM King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth talk to women munitions workers during a visit to ROF Thorp Arch.

  • RURAL WELFARE OFFICER: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR 'MRS R', HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    RURAL WELFARE OFFICER: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR 'MRS R', HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 428

    'Mrs R' (right), Welfare Officer for High Wycombe Rural District Council, pays a visit to a family who have just been found a cottage by the local billeting officer. Mrs R chats to the mother and her two children on the doorstep of their new...

  • VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    P 551

    Vera Lynn sings to workers during a lunchtime concert at a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • CIO OFFICIAL VISITS BRITISH LABOUR PROJECTS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY CLUB, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    CIO OFFICIAL VISITS BRITISH LABOUR PROJECTS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY CLUB, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    L 668

    Mr Irving Abramson (right), chairman of the War Relief Committee of the Congress of Industrial Organisations, takes tea with a group of women at the Women's Land Army Club in London. On the wall behind them is painted a commemorative mural '...

  • WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION OF MINE DETECTORS, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION OF MINE DETECTORS, UK, 1943

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

    P 1316

    War workers watch a demonstration by the army (possibly Royal East Kent Yeomanry) of the mine detectors which they have helped to produce at a factory, somewhere in Britain. A German soldier is also visible in the background.

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 379

    HM Queen Elizabeth talks to a forge man, Mr H Greenwood, during a visit to ROF Thorp Arch. HM The Queen is carrying a large bouquet of flowers.

  • "VICTORY V" DISHES AT A LONDON INN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 1942

    "VICTORY V" DISHES AT A LONDON INN: EATING OUT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 1942

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

    V 123

    A waitress at the the 'Quality Inn' on Regent Street collects a 'Victory Dish' from the serving ledge as cooks work behind her. Two posters explaining these meals can be seen on the ledge. According to the original caption: "...

  • BRITISH FOOD STOCKS FOR LIBERATED EUROPE, 1945

    BRITISH FOOD STOCKS FOR LIBERATED EUROPE, 1945

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

    V 167

    Four children help two lorry men to load large tins of Meredith and Drew Ltd. 'Welfare Biscuits' onto a lorry. A row of terraced houses can be seen behind them. In addition to the biscuits, boxes of Ministry of Food mixed vegetable soup (...

  • LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

    LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

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

    P 894

    An off-duty munitions worker makes use of the hairdressing facilities in her munitions factory hostel, relaxing in the chair as the hairdresser combs her hair.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

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

    P 1332

    HRH The Duchess of Kent smiles for the camera with a group of war workers during her visit to a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • BRITISH RESTAURANT BEFORE INTERIOR DECORATION: EATING OUT IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH RESTAURANT BEFORE INTERIOR DECORATION: EATING OUT IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1944

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

    V 151

    Civilians enjoy their lunchtime meal as a group of four Ministry of Food officials inspect a British Restaurant, somewhere in London, in order to determine what needs to be done to make it more appealing. The original caption states that this is a...

  • HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

    HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

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

    P 8

    HM Queen Elizabeth speaks to a worker during a visit to a factory making tents for the Royal Air Force, somewhere in Britain. The worker is almost hidden by the large sheet of fabric on which she is working.

  • BELGIAN FISHERMEN IN BRIXHAM, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1944

    BELGIAN FISHERMEN IN BRIXHAM, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1944

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

    PD 220

    Belgian fishermen enjoy a beer in the bar of the Anglo-Belgian Club in Brixham, Devon.

  • MUNITIONS GIRLS MEET THE MEN WHO FIRE THEIR SHELLS: MINISTRY OF SUPPLY WORKERS VISIT A DESTROYER, UK

    MUNITIONS GIRLS MEET THE MEN WHO FIRE THEIR SHELLS: MINISTRY OF SUPPLY WORKERS VISIT A DESTROYER, UK

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

    P 13

    Munitions workers Marion Griffiths (right) and Betty Evans take afternoon tea with a group of naval ratings on the ratings mess deck during their visit to a destroyer, somewhere in Britain. Marion and Betty were taken on a surprise tour of the destroyer...

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