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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...

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 109

    A plater busy at work. He is the head of his squad and has built 300 - 400 ships in his life.

  • 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 1866

    Portrait of an old lady from a Belgian fishing family.

  • WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

    WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    TR 1415

    Miss M Greatorex machines spring cases for 17-pounder guns.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 8

    An interior view of the marine engineering works. Workers can be seen at the machines, some are looking up to the camera.

  • 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 159

    A portrait of a young boy, working as a caulker in a shipyard, somewhere in Britain. The caulker's job is to fill in any gaps, making the ship watertight.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 242

    Two destroyers side by side and beyond the river Tyne can be seen.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: SALVAGED TIMBER, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: SALVAGED TIMBER, UK, 1943

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

    P 1399

    A busy scene at a depot for salvaged timber, somewhere in Britain, as a truck load of timber is delivered.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    P 847

    Welfare and Personnel Management: A doctor examins the hands of munitions workers.

  • WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

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

    TR 741

    Auxiliary Territorial Service: ATS girl on the range at the Royal Artillery Experimental Unit, Shoeburyness, Essex uses a hand phone to inform the Observation Post when the gun is fired so that the observers can watch for the shell burst.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 196

    A welder inside a ship watches through a hole as a colleague works from above.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 116

    A boy checking rivets on metal plates situated between two slipways.

  • WOMEN'S TIMBER CORPS TRAINING CAMP AT CULFORD, SUFFOLK

    WOMEN'S TIMBER CORPS TRAINING CAMP AT CULFORD, SUFFOLK

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

    TR 911

    Jean Sheehan, a Land Army girl, chopping a tree.

  • V1 FLYING BOMB ATTACKS ON LONDON

    V1 FLYING BOMB ATTACKS ON LONDON

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FILM STILLS COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Crown Film Unit

    [MOI] FLM 2000

    A view over the rooftops of London captured on cine film as a V1 flying bomb explodes close to Westminster in London. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament can be seen on the right.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 25

    A man working on a scale model of the hull of a ship in the drawing office. Other people can be seen occupied in the background.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 104542

    Female ambulance drivers knit and listen to a wireless while they await a call out to air raid incidents on 2 March 1940.

  • GERMANY IN WORLD AFFAIRS:  PICTORIAL DIARY FOR 1939

    GERMANY IN WORLD AFFAIRS: PICTORIAL DIARY FOR 1939

    part of "GROSS DEUTSCHLAND IM WELTGESCHEHEN: TAGESBILDBERICHTE (HEINRICH HOFFMANN)" (photographs) Made by: Hoffmann, Heinrich (Photographer)

    HU 39831

    Women enlisting for service in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS).

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 151

    A boy, who is an apprentice fitter, sits on some canisters posing for the photographer.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 70

    A boy welder working on the deck of a ship. He is looking into the camera.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 202

    A welder working on a metal plate.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1944

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1944

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

    P 2122

    A portrait of crane operators Mrs Thyra Hyde and Miss Doris Cunningham at an industrial site, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN UNDERGROUND FACTORY, NEW BRIGHTON, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, c 1945

    WAR INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN UNDERGROUND FACTORY, NEW BRIGHTON, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, c 1945

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

    P 2466

    A portrait of a woman war worker as she operates a machine producing 20mm cannon shells at an underground factory on the Wirral.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 27

    A young man making templates in the mould loft.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 92

    A welder working on the deck of a ship.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 156

    A close up of a boy carrying laths of timber.

  • 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.

  • 428 BATTERY, COASTAL DEFENCE ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS, DOVER, KENT, DECEMBER 1942

    428 BATTERY, COASTAL DEFENCE ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS, DOVER, KENT, DECEMBER 1942

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

    TR 561

    A member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, Miss Elizabeth Amery computes the range at 428 Battery, Coast Defence Artillery Headquarters.

  • THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Unknown

    HU 50154

    The Local Defence Volunteers: Members of the Local Defence Volunteers being taught simple German phrases.

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

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

    NYF 76563

    Off Duty: A row of United States Eighth Air Force personnel seated in deckchairs and enjoying bottles of Coke outside the Red Cross Club in Prestwick, Scotland, prior to their return to the USA.

  • WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

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

    TR 684

    Auxiliary Territorial Service: The ATS signal room at the Royal Artillery Experimental Unit, Shoeburyness, Essex.

  • THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    TR 2298

    The War Effort: A silk scarf bearing a pattern of regimental insignia, which was produced for propaganda purposes by Jacqmar of London. This scarf was the third design in Jacqmar's 'Into Battle' series.

  • THE GREAT PANJANDRUM TRIALS, C 1944

    THE GREAT PANJANDRUM TRIALS, C 1944

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM FILM FRAMES COLLECTION" (photographs)

    IWM FLM 1627

    The Great Panjandrum at Westward Ho!, an abortive attempt at beach clearing.

  • THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT HON WINSTON CHURCHILL, WITH HIS CHIEFS OF STAFF IN THE GARDEN OF NO 10 DOWNING STREET, LONDON, 7 MAY 1945

    THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT HON WINSTON CHURCHILL, WITH HIS CHIEFS OF STAFF IN THE GARDEN OF NO 10 DOWNING STREET, LONDON, 7 MAY 1945

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

    TR 2839

    Seated, left to right: Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal; Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, the Rt Hon Winston Churchill; Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham. Standing, left to right: the Secretary to the Chiefs of Staffs Committee, Major General L C Hollis;...

  • EUROPE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    EUROPE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    TR 992

    Contour map of Europe.

  • WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN AT WAR 1939 - 1945

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

    TR 458

    Auxiliary Territorial Service: The Director of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, Chief Controller Jean Knox, at her desk.

  • THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    TR 1942

    The War Effort: A Girl Guide and a Sea Ranger selling saving stamps.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 93

    A welder working on the deck of a ship.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 87

    A view looking up at a young worker facing away from the camera in the process shop.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

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

    P 870

    Mrs Wardle makes Sten gun parts at an ordnance factory somewhere in Britain.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 154

    A boy, who is an apprentice fitter, sits amongst a pile of cables, posing for the photographer.

  • AERO FACTORY GIRLS: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, MARCH 1942

    AERO FACTORY GIRLS: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, MARCH 1942

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

    L 345

    A woman war worker wears a protective mask as she sprays a section of fuselage at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 155

    A boy carrying laths of timber.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 166

    A woman working as a rivet catcher on board a ship.

  • WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

    WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    TR 1413

    Mrs C Graham, a war worker involved in the manufacture of 17-pdr anti-tank guns, 1943.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 197

    A welder inside a ship watches through a hole as a colleague works from above.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 164

    A woman working as a rivet catcher.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 160

    A boy working as a caulker looks towards the camera. His clothes are rippped and his face darkened by dirt.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 123

    A boy working a crane.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

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

    DB 20

    A view of the drawing office. Both men and women can be seen working on plans.

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