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  • LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

    LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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

    D 2952

    Boys, including a Boy Scout, enjoy a game of football in the sunshine in Hyde Park. A naval cadet and several other children can be seen in the background, watching from a distance.

  • THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22521

    Two pupils at the National Training College of Domestic Science make rissoles in one of the large kitchens at the college. According to the original caption "they have added dehydrated cabbage, potato and carrot to the mixture. This school...

  • CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

    CIVIL DEFENCE ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 5007

    A striking portrait of a female member of the Fire Guard using a stirrup pump. She is clearly on a roof (perhaps of Senate House in London, the Ministry of Information headquarters) and the skyline of the city can just be seen in the background. She is...

  • THE GERMAN ARMY IN FRANCE, MAY 1940

    THE GERMAN ARMY IN FRANCE, MAY 1940

    part of "POOLE JAMES (MR) COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 8210

    A motor cycle detachment of a reconnaissance battalion skirting a shell hole in a street on the outskirts of Aire.

  • 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.

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21752

    A view of the canal lock system in the Snow Hill area of Birmingham. The original caption describes how Birmingham is at the heart of the canal network, with links to other cities in all directions and states that "over 4,000,000 tons a year in...

  • BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

    BRITISH RAILWAYS AT WAR - PRISONERS OF WAR: TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL IN WARTIME, UK, 1944

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

    D 18941

    German PoWs with kitbags are marched through a London station (possibly Euston) under escort by British Military Police as they are transferred from one camp to another.

  • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT: THE WORK OF THE LONG-DISTANCE LORRY DRIVER IN WARTIME, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 19043

    Lorry driver Fred Horrod arrives back in London at about 7:25pm on his return trip from Manchester. On his way along a misty Victoria Embankment, he passes several trams as he heads towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The original caption...

  • MEND AND MAKE DO: DRESSMAKING CLASSES IN LONDON, 1943

    MEND AND MAKE DO: DRESSMAKING CLASSES IN LONDON, 1943

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

    D 12882

    A group of housewives gather round Miss Clifford, a London County Council instructress, as she shows them how to cut out material using a paper pattern. They are in the office of the Kennington branch of the Labour Party, which they borrow two...

  • PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20986

    During a visit to a jam factory near his church, (probably Tate and Lyle in Silvertown), Reverend Joseph Stevens accompanies factory workers down into their air raid shelter as the siren sounds. The women carry their trays of strawberries with them to...

  • BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 24671

    Two South African soldiers try their luck at a shooting game at the May Fair, Boston, Lincolnshire. Various items of Utility crockery can be seen on a table behind the counter, awarded as prizes if the target is hit.

  • 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 25243

    Housewives crowd around the cart of a travelling vegetable seller on Wolseley Street in Reading. The road is lined with rows of terraced workmen's houses, and a milkman can be seen to the right of the photograph, delivering the morning milk....

  • PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20995

    Reverend Joseph Stephens leads his congregation in prayer during a service at St Mark's Church, Silvertown. The services are held in a curtained off section of a side chapel in the church, as much of the building was damaged during the Blitz....

  • 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 25440

    A group of young boys throw their female friend into the water as they bathe at the Lido by Caversham Bridge, Reading. Several other people can be seen in the water, enjoying the sunshine.

  • SIXTEEN YEAR OLDS REGISTER: TEENAGERS RECEIVE THEIR ADULT ID CARDS AT THE LABOUR EXCHANGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    SIXTEEN YEAR OLDS REGISTER: TEENAGERS RECEIVE THEIR ADULT ID CARDS AT THE LABOUR EXCHANGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 23870

    16 year old Patricia D Harding (centre right), a typist telephonist for a building contractor, receives her new blue (adult) Identity Card from a Ministry of Labour official at the Labour Exchange, Islington. According to the original caption, she goes...

  • REPAIRING BOOKS FOR THE SERVICES: THE WORK OF THE SERVICES CENTRAL BOOK DEPOT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK , 1944

    REPAIRING BOOKS FOR THE SERVICES: THE WORK OF THE SERVICES CENTRAL BOOK DEPOT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK , 1944

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

    D 21910

    Women at work in the repair depot of the Services Central Book Depot. These women are all volunteers and are working hard to repair many different types of books. In the background can be seen the presses which, according to the original caption, have...

  • MORLEY COLLEGE IN WARTIME: EVERYDAY LIFE AT MORLEY COLLEGE, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    MORLEY COLLEGE IN WARTIME: EVERYDAY LIFE AT MORLEY COLLEGE, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20426

    Students sweep their arms and heads back during a classical dancing class at Morley College.

  • THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN CARDIFF, C 1943

    THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN CARDIFF, C 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Stone Richard

    D 15285

    The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor James Griffiths address the audience at the ceremonial opening of a new mosque in Butetown. The ceremony is taking place outside the mosque, which was built with the aid of the Colonial Office and the British...

  • POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: HULL REGIONAL SURVEY

    POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: HULL REGIONAL SURVEY

    part of "MINISTRY OF WORKS OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    (MOW) T 4414

    Diagram showing residential overcrowding in relation to the density of population in each electoral ward in the City of Hull.

  • 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 (Undefined) 1944-06-05

    TR 1840

    Allied troops walking up the steps of St Peters in Rome, 5 June 1944.

  • 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 5984

    A panoramic view of the city of Liverpool, showing bomb damage received after an air raid. The Liver Building can be clearly seen just to the right of centre, and the River Mersey is just visible to the left of the photograph.

  • POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: HULL REGIONAL SURVEY

    POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: HULL REGIONAL SURVEY

    part of "MINISTRY OF WORKS OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    (MOW) T 4417

    Map showing the provision of baths and circulating hot water in houses across the City of Hull in 1939.

  • THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

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

    BOS 221

    A young boy scavenges for anything which could be salvaged and sold in a rubbish tip situated near a United Nations compound in Sarajevo, December 1994.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTHERN IRELAND, 1969 - 2007

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTHERN IRELAND, 1969 - 2007

    part of "MINISTRY OF DEFENCE HQ LAND COMMAND" (photographs) Made by: British Army official photographer

    HU 98402

    A Territorial Army soldier attached to 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, on patrol in Belfast, March 1995.

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

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

    D 15822

    Off Duty: GI Sergeant J Nykodam from Illinois sitting on the steps of the ruined banqueting hall built in the Bishop's Palace, the location of the Red Cross Club in Norwich, England.

  • EFFECTS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR ON BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF BATH

    EFFECTS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR ON BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF BATH

    part of "MINISTRY OF WORKS OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Works official photographer

    (MOW) T 4482

    Map produced by the Bath and District Planning Team indicating bomb damage to 18th Century buildings in Bath.

  • 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.

  • BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN QUEUES FOR FOOD: RATIONING AND FOOD SHORTAGES IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25031

    Women and children queue outside the greengrocer's shop owned by J Wood, at 97-99 High Road, Wood Green, London. Also visible are 'B. Hemming's' and 'Hammett's'. A sign in the greengrocer's states that '...

  • ALLIED FORCES IN ROME, JUNE 1944

    ALLIED FORCES IN ROME, JUNE 1944

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

    TR 1850

    Three British soldiers walk across St Peter's Square after attending a service in the church.

  • 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.

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY: THE WORK OF LEYTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE, CHURCH LANE, LEYTONSTONE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    PUBLIC LIBRARY: THE WORK OF LEYTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE, CHURCH LANE, LEYTONSTONE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

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

    D 22129

    Mrs Edwards pauses in her browsing of the shelves at Leytonstone Public Library to read 'Healthy Eating' by V H Mottram.

  • BELGIAN FISHERMEN IN THE BRITISH FISHING VILLAGE OF BRIXHAM, DEVON IN 1944

    BELGIAN FISHERMEN IN THE BRITISH FISHING VILLAGE OF BRIXHAM, DEVON IN 1944

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

    TR 1864

    A group of Belgian fishermen on the quayside at Brixham.

  • TRAFFIC CONTROL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND, 1943

    TRAFFIC CONTROL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 15630

    A traffic policeman sits in his 'booth' in Durham's Market Square. The place names above his head were painted over as an anti-invasion precaution, but the paint is now wearing off in parts.

  • 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 8953

    A three-quarter length portrait of eleven year old Jimmy West as he digs on a makeshift allotment on a bombed site in London, ready to plant the bean seeds sent from America. According to the original caption, Jimmy had been evacuated to Ware in...

  • DAMAGE FROM AERIAL BOMBING TO BUILDINGS IN SHANGHAI DURING THE SINO-JAPANESE CONFLICT, 1937

    DAMAGE FROM AERIAL BOMBING TO BUILDINGS IN SHANGHAI DURING THE SINO-JAPANESE CONFLICT, 1937

    part of "MINISTRY OF WORKS OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Official photographer

    (MOW) A 1061-1

    Plan of bomb damage to the Godown warehouse on the corner of Tongshan and Dalny roads, showing the roof and 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

  • THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

    THE BOSNIAN CIVIL WAR 1992 - 1995

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

    BOS 224

    A Bosnian woman attempts to sell her few remaining possessions on a Sarajevo street corner in order to raise money for food for the coming winter.

  • THE AUSTRO HUNGARIAN EMPIRE BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    THE AUSTRO HUNGARIAN EMPIRE BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "THE ROAD TO WAR" (photographs)

    Q 81838

    A group of women chat in the street outside the Kreuzbrunnen Colonnade in Marienbad, Bohemia.

  • POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: HULL REGIONAL SURVEY

    POST WAR PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN BRITAIN: HULL REGIONAL SURVEY

    part of "MINISTRY OF WORKS OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    (MOW) T 4421

    Map indicating rental shifts across the City of Hull in 1939.

  • 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 7921

    A busy scene in the treatment room of the First Aid Post, set up in a room in a school, probably Mary Boon School, on the corner of Earsby Street and Bishop King's Road, near Avonmore Road. In the foreground, a nurse treats a woman with a head...

  • VICTORY PARADE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 8 JUNE 1946

    VICTORY PARADE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 8 JUNE 1946

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

    D 27859

    Crowds line the route as Royal Air Force Mechanical Horses with Torpedoes make their way towards the Saluting Base in the Mall, as part of the Victory Parade. In the background, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge can be clearly seen.

  • WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    WARTIME OPERA: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE NEW THEATRE, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 17188

    Two women enjoy afternoon tea in their seat in the auditorium of the New Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, during the interval of the matinee performance of 'La Traviata'. They have balanced the tray of china on their laps as they sip...

  • 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.

  • MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MUSIC GOES TO WAR: ENTERTAINMENT IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15040

    In the ornate surroundings of the rounded central hall of the National Gallery, now empty of the paintings which once hung there, war workers relax during their lunch hour by listening to the Blech String Quartet with Watson Forbes on viola, as they play...

  • LONDON IS STILL LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1941

    LONDON IS STILL LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, FEBRUARY 1941

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

    D 2095

    A sailor and his girlfriend are amongst the crowds listening to a speech by a member of the Socialist Party at Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park.

  • WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

    WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943

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

    D 14677

    Film and stage actor Derek de Marnay stands at a microphone and points to someone in the crowd as he auctions a very small, very green, banana as part of the festivities in Russell Square. According to the original caption, the piece of fruit fetched £5.

  • YWCA WAR WORKERS' CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    YWCA WAR WORKERS' CLUB: REST AND RELAXATION IN YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20918

    Elsie Richards (left) and Margaret Yeoman (right) wash their clothes in the laundry provided at the YWCA war workers' club in Yeovil. Both women work at an aircraft factory. Elsie is wringing her clothes through the mangle and Margaret is washing...

  • 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.

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