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  • ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

    ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

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

    D 4564

    A scene in the studio during the broadcast of 'Answering You'. Left to right the panel are: Tom Harrisson, public opinion expert and co-founder of Mass-Observation; Sir Henry Bunbury; Edward Hulton, publishing house proprietor; District...

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

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

    P 850

    Women at work in the large laundry attached to a munitions factory, which is used to wash the workers' overalls.

  • BRITONS LEARN TURKISH: ADULT EDUCATION IN LONDON, 1943

    BRITONS LEARN TURKISH: ADULT EDUCATION IN LONDON, 1943

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

    D 13347

    Bay Ali Riza Sencan, Secretary of the Halkevi, points to the blackboard whilst teaching the class about the three different personal pronoun suffixes. The students sit in rows in an ornate room, with portraits of King George VI and President Inonu on...

  • 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 7919

    Walking wounded cases are helped out of ambulance cars and guided across the playground of the school which is serving as a First Aid Post, following the incident. The school is Mary Boon School, on the corner of Earsby Street and Bishop King's...

  • THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CARRIES ON, LONDON, JANUARY 1942

    THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CARRIES ON, LONDON, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6423

    A messenger boy (centre) runs down a London street in order to deliver the message received by staff at the Emergency Telephone Bureau on behalf of a telephone subscriber whose own telephone system has been damaged by an air raid. In the foreground, a...

  • LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, C 1940

    LONDON AFS: MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE IN LONDON, C 1940

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

    D 2627

    Men of the Auxiliary Fire Service jump up from their beds, where they have been dozing in full kit, grabbing their steel helmets as they go, in response to an alarm call.

  • YOUTH SERVICE VOLUNTEERS HELP BRITISH FARMERS: AGRICULTURAL CAMP AT NUNNEY CATCH, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    YOUTH SERVICE VOLUNTEERS HELP BRITISH FARMERS: AGRICULTURAL CAMP AT NUNNEY CATCH, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 16350

    Boys of the Youth Service Volunteers queue patiently to collect their pocket money at the Nunney Catch agricultural camp. The boys are paid six shillings per week. Second from left is Victor Cordwell, who cut his hand whilst playing in the camp:...

  • SERVICEMEN'S LINER - THE BRITISH TROOPSHIP "GEORGIC": ARMY TRANSPORT, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, c JULY 1945

    SERVICEMEN'S LINER - THE BRITISH TROOPSHIP "GEORGIC": ARMY TRANSPORT, LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, c JULY 1945

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

    D 25624

    Troops carry heavy kitbags on their shoulders as they climb aboard the troopship SS GEORGIC at the Princes Landing Stage at Liverpool. They are boarding the ship via a 'Mersey Docks and Harbour Board' gangway.

  • 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 4039

    In the Packing Room at South Africa House, Mrs Waterson, the Chairwoman of the South African Volunteer Service, checks a bale of hospital comforts ready for dispatch. The parcel is addressed to the Matron at Princess Mary's RAF Hospital, Halton...

  • LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

    LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 7174

    A female war worker scoops small cardboard discs into a special metal tray at a factory, somewhere in Britain. These discs will form the bottom of a rifle cartridge.

  • FACTORY BALLET: WARTIME FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT, 1942

    FACTORY BALLET: WARTIME FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT, 1942

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

    D 11137

    Female factory workers at a Hurricane factory prepare for the ballet performance they will give in the factory canteen for the rest of the staff. The main characters are dressed as bird-like aircraft: the performance acts out a dog-fight.

  • ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN ITALIAN POW CAMP, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN BRITAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN ITALIAN POW CAMP, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 26747

    Italian Prisoners of War stand beside their beds in the large warehouse-like dormitory at the N.144 workers camp near London. According to the original caption "the camp is sub-divided into 5 large dormitories in which are found 2-tiered bunks....

  • LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23407

    At Gleniffer Laundry in Catford, large bundles of finished laundry are loaded into a large van for delivery to customers.

  • COVENTRY, SPRING 1944: EVERYDAY LIFE IN COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COVENTRY, SPRING 1944: EVERYDAY LIFE IN COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18092

    Pedestrians and buses hurry along as they go about their daily business on High Street, Coventry. The focus of this photograph is the Cathedral, the tower of which can be seen behind some Ministry of Information posters.

  • PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1943

    PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 16970

    Laboratory staff at work in the development of penicillin. Every stage of the process is tested. Here, laboratory workers dilute the brown liquid which has been obtained from the flasks in which Penicillium mould has been grown. After dilution, the...

  • FACTORY CANTEEN KITCHENS, UK, 1942

    FACTORY CANTEEN KITCHENS, UK, 1942

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

    P 1049

    Cooks prepare trays of pastries, buns and fairy cakes in the kitchen of a munitions factory canteen, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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 24338

    Actress Muriel Pavlow smiles as she is prepared for her publicity photographs, during a photo shoot, probably at Welwyn Garden Studios, Hertfordshire. Photographer George Daley (left) uses a light meter to determine the correct exposure, whilst...

  • CIVIL DEFENCE AND WELFARE SERVICES IN WARTIME BRITAIN: THE WORK OF THE REST CENTRE, 1942

    CIVIL DEFENCE AND WELFARE SERVICES IN WARTIME BRITAIN: THE WORK OF THE REST CENTRE, 1942

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

    D 10398

    The grandmother of a family whose home has been destroyed in an air raid seeks medical treatment from a nurse at a rest centre.

  • BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    BLITZ CANTEEN: WOMEN OF THE WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE RUN A MOBILE CANTEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 2172

    A Royal Engineer smiles for the camera in front of the WVS tea car, donated to the WVS by the American Red Cross. He is holding a mug of tea and a fruit pie, which are his 3 o'clock afternoon tea, purchased from the WVS tea car. The Royal...

  • SALVAGE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

    SALVAGE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

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

    D 7560

    A housewife puts a pair of old Wellington boots and a rubber hot water bottle out for salvage. Also on the pile to be collected by the salvage van are tins, paper and glass.

  • A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 259

    The master tailor (right) at this tailoring firm (probably Anderson's on Savile Row) helps a new Belgian customer to select cloth for his suit.

  • TECHNICAL SCHOOL: TRAINING AT TOTTENHAM POLYTECHNIC, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    TECHNICAL SCHOOL: TRAINING AT TOTTENHAM POLYTECHNIC, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21389

    John Smith (aged 15) and a colleague find the working stresses in a model jib-crane during a lesson at Tottenham Polytechnic.

  • THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 26003

    Cotton worker Mrs Bannister carries 14 large bobbins (13 in one arm and 1 in the other hand!) from the "intermediate to the roving frames" at a cotton mill, somewhere in Lancashire.

  • BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

    BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942

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

    D 8794

    Iris Joyce (nearest to the camera) and fellow new recruits to the Women's Land Army arrive at the Northampton Institute of Agriculture at the start of four weeks training, carrying suitcases. According to the original caption, Iris gets free board...

  • A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME EXETER, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1943

    A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME EXETER, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1943

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

    D 16655

    Two farmers attend the 91st sale of the 'Devon Cattle Breeder's Society'. They are leading a bull down the ramp from the cattle truck in which it has been transported to the sale. The original caption states that Devon bulls are ideal...

  • NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23229

    In the Metallurgy Department at the National Physical Laboratory, two women are grinding and polishing specimen blocks of various metal alloys, so that an examination of the crystalline structure of the metals can be carried out.

  • VILLAGE GARDENS FEED SCHOOLCHILDREN: FOOD PRODUCTION AT KNIGHTON-ON-TEME, WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    VILLAGE GARDENS FEED SCHOOLCHILDREN: FOOD PRODUCTION AT KNIGHTON-ON-TEME, WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17510

    School children at Knighton-on-Teme queue up outside the dining room before going in to receive their lunchtime meal. Many of them will be eating vegetables which they helped to grow in the school garden, and many have also helped their parents to grow...

  • SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

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

    D 10781

    Albert Harrison hands out food to villagers working in the fields during a mid-day break for dinner. The food has been prepared by Albert's mother, wife and daughter-in-law. Amongst the villagers is Land Girl Dorothy Sills, seen here fifth from...

  • IN A BRITISH SHIPYARD: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

    IN A BRITISH SHIPYARD: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

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

    DB 16

    A general view of the Drawing Office at a shipyard, somewhere in Britain, showing men at work on various ships' plans

  • THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

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

    D 25849

    A striking photograph of a completed South African Railways 15F class locomotive being steam tested at a large locomotive works, somewhere in Britain. The engine has all cylinder joints tested under full boiler pressure.

  • 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 432

    'Mrs R' (right), Welfare Officer for High Wycombe Rural District Council, visits some old age pensioners in the garden of one of the many cottages reserved by the council for use by OAPs. According to the original caption, "elderly...

  • THE BRITISH EMPIRE TROOPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH EMPIRE TROOPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1917-03

    Q 4877

    Soldiers of the South African Native Labour Corps waiting their turn to have a bath. Dannes, March 1917.

  • KEEPING POULTRY IN BRITAIN, 1944

    KEEPING POULTRY IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    TR 1565

    A Women's Land Army girl holding a white chicken to demonstrate that a good bird should have a broad flat back.

  • A SUMMER CAMP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON MR ROWLAND'S FARM NEAR AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, 1943

    A SUMMER CAMP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON MR ROWLAND'S FARM NEAR AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, 1943

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

    TR 1305

    The wife of the camp warden, Mrs Dodd, and Mrs Booth peeling potatoes in the camp.

  • 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 20847

    Workers stream through the gates of a Glasgow shipyard as they leave work for the lunchtime break. The huge structure of a ship 'skeleton' surrounded by timber scaffolding and several large cranes, just on the other side of the gates,...

  • WOMEN OF THE WVS GARNISH CAMOUFLAGE NETS: WAR WORK IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    WOMEN OF THE WVS GARNISH CAMOUFLAGE NETS: WAR WORK IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17198

    Two members of the Women's Voluntary Service tie strips of sacking to a large net, suspended from the ceiling in an old school building in London.

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25280

    A women browses the display at 'Bull's', a large draper's store in Reading. Also visible are a mother and her child. The original caption states that " with others like Heelas, Welstead's and McIlroy's, it makes...

  • BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

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

    D 26131

    A scientist in the research department of a car factory somewhere in Britain operates apparatus known as a 'wear and lubricant testing machine'. According to the original caption: "There are only three more like it in the world. It is...

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 7086

    Workers file aircraft blue prints at the Handley Page factory at Cricklewood.

  • 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 20469

    In the composing room of the Daily Mail, night editor S W G Horniblow (smoking, centre) and Charlie Wilkie (the printer of the paper, left) look on as a newspaper man locks the blocks of type and illustrations into place on the metal frame or 'form...

  • THEY LEARN TO BE SAILORS: SEA CADET TRAINING ON THE TRAINING SHIP HMS UNDINE, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    THEY LEARN TO BE SAILORS: SEA CADET TRAINING ON THE TRAINING SHIP HMS UNDINE, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 16444

    Boys of the Sea Cadet Corps learn about rigging with the aid of a model yacht at HMS UNDINE.

  • MTC GIRLS FOR AMERICA: WOMEN OF THE MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS AT WORK, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    MTC GIRLS FOR AMERICA: WOMEN OF THE MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS AT WORK, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 2523

    Mrs Pat Macleod and Miss Winifred Ashford pack their suitcases for departure. It is unclear whether this is their departure from America to Britain, or from a depot to another posting elsewhere in Britain.

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25219

    Girls take part in an open-air knitting class in the sunshine in the sunken garden of Caversham Modern Secondary School. There are also two girls at work on sewing machines, sitting at the tables which have been set up on the grass. According to the...

  • AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE CLUB, NORWICH: LIFE AT THE CLUB AT THE BISHOP'S PALACE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE CLUB, NORWICH: LIFE AT THE CLUB AT THE BISHOP'S PALACE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15825

    A member of staff at the American Red Cross Service Club rearranges the flowers on the mantelpiece as three US soldiers relax in armchairs in front of the fire in what was once the Bishop's drawing room, now the Club lounge. Corporal E William (...

  • THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

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

    D 25819

    A craftsman welds the top of a dome casing at a large locomotive works, somewhere in Britain.

  • ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

    ALLIED SOLDIERS LIKE LONDON AND LONDON LIKES THEM: OVERSEAS TROOPS IN ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1731

    A group of Czech soldiers and airmen and British civilians look at books at the counter of Camden Town Public Library, London, 1940.

  • AMERICAN SOLDIERS VISIT WESLEY'S CHAPEL, BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 12 APRIL 1945

    AMERICAN SOLDIERS VISIT WESLEY'S CHAPEL, BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 12 APRIL 1945

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

    D 24412

    A general view of the interior of the chapel, just prior to the service taking place. A large group of American soldiers can be seen sitting in the box pews in the centre of the church. Several civilians, including women, can also be seen around the...

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942

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

    L 426

    A woman war worker arc welds the roots of low pressure rotor turbine segments at a marine engineering shop, somewhere in Britain.

  • COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18874

    Flight Lieutenant Tilsley (right) visits the coal face and asks miners Ernest 'the Emperor' Brooks (left) and George 'Napoleon' Ward about life as a miner at a colliery, somewhere in the Midlands. According to the original caption:...

  • LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    LIFE IN A BASEMENT AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1646

    Shelterers sleep on mattresses and quilts along the floor of this shelter in the basement of a large West End department store, probably Dickins and Jones, in November 1940. Many have brought small fold-up tables to the shelter and there are rows of...

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