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  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BURMA AND INDIA, 1945-1946

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BURMA AND INDIA, 1945-1946

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

    CI 1658

    Wing Commander C S Airey and Squadron Leader J A Boulton examine damage caused by Allied bombing to Rangoon railway station.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "AIR RAID DAMAGE IN GERMANY, 1943" (photographs)

    HU 13165

    The wrecked rear fuselage and tail turret of Handley Page Halifax Mark II, JB798 'EY-P', of No. 78 Squadron RAF based at Breighton, Yorkshire, lying in a cornfield at Bad Oldesloe, Germany, after being shot down by Luftwaffe gunners of the 8th...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 27463

    A No 174 Squadron Typhoon in a sorry state at Volkel. This aircraft, bearing fuselage codes XP-P, is believed to have been hit by flak on 22 February, and was wrecked on return to base. Note the wing armament access panels hanging open, and the No 274...

  • THE 2/20TH BATTALION, LONDON REGIMENT IN MACEDONIA 1916-1917

    THE 2/20TH BATTALION, LONDON REGIMENT IN MACEDONIA 1916-1917

    part of "BENTLEY F C (MAJOR)" (photographs) Made by: Bentley F C (Major) 1917

    HU 96971

    Ruined houses in the village of Reselli just behind the British line (J Sector), part of the Vardar Front, spring 1917. The British trenches at Reselli faced a Bulgarian strongpoint known as The Nose.

  • THE SECOND OSTEND RAID, 9-10 MAY 1918

    THE SECOND OSTEND RAID, 9-10 MAY 1918

    part of "THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE" (photographs) 1918

    Q 90091

    Wreck of HMS VINDICTIVE laying in the entrance to Ostend harbour where she was scuttled.

  • THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    part of "WEAVER KEVIN" (photographs) Made by: Weaver Kevin

    HU 75042

    A badly damaged house in Stup, near Sarajevo Airport, 1994. English grafitti on the front of the house reads 'Welcome to Sarajevo'. The photographer, Kevin Weaver, was wounded by a Serbian sniper bullet in front of this house.

  • THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    part of "WEAVER KEVIN" (photographs) Made by: Weaver Kevin

    BOS 204

    A Bosnian Army soldier moves cautiously between destroyed houses and abandoned cars in the Sarajevo suburb of Dobrinja. The area was fought over extensively and Serb and Bosnian positions were often only a few yards apart.

  • GENERAL SCENES ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPPELLE, 1915

    GENERAL SCENES ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPPELLE, 1915

    part of "MITCHELL W LOW (CAPT)" (photographs) Made by: Mitchell W Low (Capt)? 1915-03-10

    Q 51749

    A general scene showing damage to several buildings in Neuve Chapelle, immediately after its capture by 8th Division.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit 1945-04

    BU 3336

    A disabled German Panzer IV/70 (V) ("Jagdpanzer IV") tank destroyer half-submerged in the canal at Dreierwalde, 6 - 8 April 1945. British vehicles pass over a Bailey bridge in the background.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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

    CM 3082

    Smoke rises from burning aircraft after a raid by RAF bombers on the German-held landing ground at Berka, Libya.

  • GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Hewitt (Sergeant)

    BU 8582

    Graffiti left by Russian soldiers covers the pillars inside the ruins of the German Reichstag building in Berlin.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    A 26239

    A landing craft infantry (small) going to the aid of LCI (S) 532 which was hit by enemy shells below the waterline during the landing by Royal Marine commandos on the island of Walcheren at Westkapelle, the most western point of the island, the final...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE CAMPAIGN IN NORMANDY, JULY 1944

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE CAMPAIGN IN NORMANDY, JULY 1944

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

    A 24630

    The damaged starboard propeller shaft of HMS FURY after she had been mined and driven ashore in a gale off the beachhead at Arromanches. The shaft was bent in the pounding received when the destroyer ran aground. The propeller end shaft had to be burned...

  • THE ZEEBRUGGE RAID, 22-23 APRIL 1918

    THE ZEEBRUGGE RAID, 22-23 APRIL 1918

    part of "THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE" (photographs) 1918

    Q 90055

    Senior German officers inspect the destroyed section of causeway on the Zeebrugge Mole

  • THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    part of "WEAVER KEVIN" (photographs) Made by: Weaver Kevin

    BOS 233

    Muslim refugees flee Mostar after Serb forces had destroyed much of the town on the eastern bank of the river, June 1992. Carrying what possessions they can, the refugees, hurry through the ruins of a street in the Barjarja District (the Muslim Old Town...

  • THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    part of "WEAVER KEVIN" (photographs) Made by: Weaver Kevin

    HU 75044

    Two Bosnian Muslims, father and son, in the ruins of their house in Sarajevo after it was destroyed by a Serbian missile, June 1992. The young man's wife was killed in the explosion.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    (photographs)

    HU 8568

    Wreckage of a Wellington bomber shot down by flak over the Netherlands. It was one of 21 aircraft lost on the Bremen raid of 13-14 September 1942.

  • BOMB DAMAGE IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND C 1942

    BOMB DAMAGE IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND C 1942

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

    D 5983

    A panoramic view of part of Liverpool, showing the damage caused by an air raid to the city.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    A 6331

    View from HMS HERMIONE of HMS LEGION moving alongside the damaged and listing HMS ARK ROYAL in order to take off survivors. The aircraft carrier was torpedoed by the German U-boat U 81 off Gibraltar. HMS ARK ROYAL sank the following day.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "CARVER G (COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 46346

    12 August: Evening Air and Submarine Attacks: A distant view of HMS NIGERIA stopped and on fire after being torpedoed. Admiral Burrough transferred to HMS ASHANTI leaving NIGERIA to return to Gibraltar.

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    part of "HOME OFFICE FIRST WORLD WAR AIR RAID DAMAGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Home Office photographer 1916-01-31

    HO 43

    A general view of the damage caused to houses 107 - 111 Shobnall Street in Burton-on-Trent, following a raid by Zeppelins L15, L20 and L19 on 31 January 1916.

  • AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    part of "HOME OFFICE FIRST WORLD WAR AIR RAID DAMAGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Home Office photographer 1915-10-14

    HO 13

    Two police officers stand amidst rubble beside a crater caused by bombs dropped from German airship L15 on Chambers Street, Bermondsey.

  • THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND 31 MAY 1916

    THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND 31 MAY 1916

    part of "GERMAN FIRST WORLD WAR NAVAL OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) 1916

    Q 20764

    Damage on the deck of the German battlecruiser DERFFLINGER sustained at the battle of Jutland and photographed after she had returned to port. She had been hit by ten 15 inch shells, one 13.5 inch shell and ten twelve inch shells. Both after turrets were...

  • THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917

    THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1917-09-23

    Q 2891

    A German corpse in the flooded remains of a gun emplacement near Zonnebeke during the Battle of Menin Road Ridge 23 September 1917.

  • OFFICIAL FIRST WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS

    OFFICIAL FIRST WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS

    part of "CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Canadian Official photographer 1918-10

    CO 3373

    William Rider-Rider: A group of Canadian soldiers strung out in the streets of Cambrai against its still burning buildings.

  • CANADIAN FORCES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    CANADIAN FORCES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Canadian Official photographer 1918-10

    CO 3369

    A patrol from the 3rd Canadian Division in the ruins of Cambrai, 9 October 1918.

  • WRECKED GERMAN TRANSPORT MARKS THE RETREAT FROM ROME, 18 JUNE 1944

    WRECKED GERMAN TRANSPORT MARKS THE RETREAT FROM ROME, 18 JUNE 1944

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

    TR 1917

    Burnt out German car with a knocked out 88mm gun in the background, north of Rome.

  • THE ALLIED LANDINGS IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER 1943: REGGIO, TARANTO AND SALERNO

    THE ALLIED LANDINGS IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER 1943: REGGIO, TARANTO AND SALERNO

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

    CNA 1700

    Salerno, 9 September 1943 (Operation Avalanche): Supermarine Spitfires manned by American pilots lined up ready for action on an airfield near Salerno littered with the wreckage of enemy aircraft and aircraft parts. The enemy aircraft were destroyed in...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 86316

    A Luftwaffe NCO notes the identity of Spitfire VB W3824/ DV-F, now residing in a salvage yard somewhere in northern France, 18 November 1941. The No 129 Squadron aircraft was shot down on 27 September 1941 during Circus No 103 and its pilot captured.

  • TRAIN BUSTING IN THE CORTONA-AREZZO AREA, ITALY, JULY 1944

    TRAIN BUSTING IN THE CORTONA-AREZZO AREA, ITALY, JULY 1944

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

    TR 2086

    Railway steam engines damaged in raids by the Allied Air Forces on the Cortona-Arezzo line.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

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

    CBM 2484

    The Western Desert 1942: The tail skeleton of an aircraft abandoned at a former Italian aerodrome near Sollum.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 106 (PR) Group RAF

    C 3906

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing the centre of Kassel following the heavy raid by aircraft of Bomber Command on the night of 22/23 October 1943. This view shows devastated buildings in the vicinity of Konigsplatz and the main railway...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 48 Squadron RAF

    CNA 4091

    German submarineType VIIC, U-617, on fire and lying on her port side after being beached off the Moroccan coast near Melilla, as a result of damage sustained in an attack by two Gibraltar-based Vickers Wellington Mark VIIIs of No. 179 Squadron RAF, in...

  • THE DIEPPE RAID, 19 AUGUST 1942

    THE DIEPPE RAID, 19 AUGUST 1942

    part of "GLENISTER B J (MR)" (photographs)

    HU 1905

    Burnt out tanks and landing craft lie strewn across the beach at Dieppe after the Allied withdrawal. Of the 24 landing craft which took part, 10 managed to land a total of 24 tanks, all of which were lost.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE COASTAL COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE COASTAL COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: RAF Bircham Newton

    CE 43

    Hawker Henley, L3353, of 'K' or 'M' Flight, No. 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit, parked a few feet from a bomb crater (foreground), at Bircham Newton, Cambridgeshire, following a raid by a single German Dornier Do 17 which dropped...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    A 6333

    View from HMS HERMIONE of HMS LEGION moving alongside the damaged and listing HMS ARK ROYAL in order to take off survivors. The aircraft carrier was torpedoed by the German U-boat U 81off Gibraltar. HMS ARK ROYAL sank the following day.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    A 13757

    The damaged bows of HMS ARGONAUT as the ship lies docked. Despite heavy damage after she had been torpedoed in the Mediterranean the British cruiser lived on. She managed to get home where she was repaired before serving in the Far East.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "WRECKAGE OF AIRCRAFT DESTROYED DURING OPERATIONS OVER GERMANY 1941 - 1943" (photographs)

    HU 25771

    The burnt-out wreckage of a Vickers Wellington at Nordmoor, north of Aurich, Germany, after being shot down by anti-aircraft fire at 4.36 am on 14 September 1942 while returning from a night raid on Bremen. This was one of 15 Wellingtons, 10 of which...

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS DOG AT WORK IN POPLAR, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS DOG AT WORK IN POPLAR, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 5936

    Air Raid Precautions dog 'Rip' searches amongst brick rubble, timber and papers for survivors following an air raid in Poplar, London.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS DOG AT WORK IN POPLAR, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS DOG AT WORK IN POPLAR, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 5937

    Air Raid Precautions dog 'Rip' sits on top of a pile of brick rubble and timber, following an air raid in Poplar, London.

  • BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

    BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 8955

    Boys clear rubble and begin to prepare the ground with spade, fork and rake, in order plant beans on a makeshift allotment on a London bomb site. The seeds they will be planting were sent to them from America.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944

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

    B 9583

    Wrecked German transport and knocked out tanks on a road in the Falaise-Argentan area, 21 August 1944.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    A 17603

    The stern half of HMS PORCUPINE being towed into Portsmouth by the tug SWARTHY after the ship had been split in two by a torpedo in the Medterranean. The major portion of the ship eventually filled the role of Headquarters HQ ship of Landing Craft...

  • THE DIEPPE RAID, 19 AUGUST 1942

    THE DIEPPE RAID, 19 AUGUST 1942

    part of "INGHAM J F (MR)" (photographs)

    HU 16315

    A wrecked Churchill tank bogged down in the Dieppe sand.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "PATERSON J B (THE REV CANON)" (photographs)

    HU 47958

    12 August: The loss of HMS FORESIGHT: HMS FORESIGHT sinking and practically on her beam ends.

  • THE OCCUPATION AND LIBERATION OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS 1940-1945

    THE OCCUPATION AND LIBERATION OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS 1940-1945

    part of "THE CHANNEL ISLANDS" (photographs)

    HU 25922

    Guernsey: The gutted clock tower and smashed vehicle by Julian's Pier, St Peter Port, after the German air raid of 28 July 1940 which claimed four lives. As a result of British governmental prevarication, the Germans were unaware that the islands...

  • CANADIAN FORCES IN NORMANDY, AUGUST 1944

    CANADIAN FORCES IN NORMANDY, AUGUST 1944

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

    NYT 12797E

    A pall of dust rises from the ruins of Caen as a Canadian Sherman tank passes through on its way to join the attack towards Falaise.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "PATERSON J B (THE REV CANON)" (photographs)

    HU 47956

    12 August: The loss of HMS FORESIGHT: A pillar of water hides HMS FORESIGHT as she is struck by a torpedo fired by HMS TARTAR.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 1943: THE ALLIED ADVANCE TO THE GUSTAV LINE

    THE CAMPAIGN IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 1943: THE ALLIED ADVANCE TO THE GUSTAV LINE

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

    TA 2142

    Naples, September - October 1943: A truck carrying American troops moves through a rubble-filled street in Naples.

  • U-BOAT WARFARE 1939-1945

    U-BOAT WARFARE 1939-1945

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

    A 20146

    U-boat Losses: A rating of HMS DUNCAN displays wooden wreckage from a sunken U-boat. Photograph taken on the return to Londonderry of the escort group B7 after they had sunk 2 U-boats in the North Atlantc.

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