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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...

  • 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.

  • SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

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

    D 1568

    Elephant and Castle London Underground Station Shelter: People sleeping on the crowded platform of Elephant and Castle tube station while taking shelter from German air raids during the London Blitz.

  • 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.

  • 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 1588

    Troops from the Grenadier Guards constructing sandbag defences around government buildings on the corner of Horse Guards Road, Great George Street and Birdcage Walk, London, May 1940.

  • 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.

  • DELHI VICTORY WEEK PARADE

    DELHI VICTORY WEEK PARADE

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    IND 5042

    A colour party leads the British infantry contingent through India's memorial arch in Delhi during the Victory Parade.

  • THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF GREECE ENTERS ATHENS, 18 OCTOBER 1944

    THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF GREECE ENTERS ATHENS, 18 OCTOBER 1944

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

    TR 2503

    The Greek Prime Minister M Papandreou, made a speech which was broadcast to the whole country and afterwards laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Cars bearing the new Prime Minister of Greece, Mr George Papandreou and his Government pass...

  • ENTRY OF ALLIED TROOPS INTO ROME, 5 JUNE 1944

    ENTRY OF ALLIED TROOPS INTO ROME, 5 JUNE 1944

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

    TR 1846

    Pope Pius XII addressing the crowd in St Peter's Square, Rome, from the balcony of St Peter's Cathedral at 6 o'clock in the evening.

  • SCENES IN FLORENCE, ITALY, 14 AUGUST 1944

    SCENES IN FLORENCE, ITALY, 14 AUGUST 1944

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

    TR 2288

    Civilians clambering over the ruins of the Ponte Alle Grazia, one of the bridges over the River Arno destroyed by the Germans before evacuating Florence on 11 August 1944. With the arrival of the British forces, the civilians were returning to the north...

  • THE ARMY EXHIBITION IN OXFORD STREET, LONDON, 1943

    THE ARMY EXHIBITION IN OXFORD STREET, LONDON, 1943

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

    TR 1146

    Close up of one of the stands at the Army Exhibition held at the bombed site of John Lewis, Oxford Street, London.

  • THE FIFTH ARMY IN LAURO, ITALY, 19 JANUARY 1944

    THE FIFTH ARMY IN LAURO, ITALY, 19 JANUARY 1944

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

    TR 1514

    Men of the Royal Berkshire Regiment line up for their midday meal in the front line town of Lauro, before going into battle.

  • 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...

  • 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 (...

  • 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.

  • A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

    A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

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

    D 788

    Mrs Suter hangs up washing on the clothes line in the garden of the family home at 44 Edgeworth Road in Eltham, South East London in the summer of 1940. She has a clothes peg in her mouth ready for the next item of clothing.

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