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  • Cap Comforter: British Army

    Cap Comforter: British Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12586

    The cap comforter was issued as a form of head protection in colder weather but was frequently used as the chosen form of headdress by raiding parties in the trenches in the hours of darkness.

  • WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

    WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6242

    War workers knit, read magazines and chat in the workers lounge at ROF Bridgend. Matron is on hand to answer any of their questions and offer any advice they may need.

  • FIREMAN'S FAMILY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

    FIREMAN'S FAMILY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, 1942

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

    D 12058

    The Chillingworth factory relax in front of the fire in the living room of their suburban London home. Sydney reads the newspaper and Hilda darns a sock, whilst their daughter Jill knits a scarf for her soldier uncle, and Jeremy plays with his toy...

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14761

    Women war workers fit knitted woollen jackets onto the glass flasks of sticky bombs at a factory workshop, somewhere in Britain. The women, including Mrs B Colman (nearest to the camera) and Miss H Brearley (centre), fasten the jackets by means of a...

  • EAST HAM INFORMATION BUREAU: WAR WELFARE WORK IN LONDON, 1941

    EAST HAM INFORMATION BUREAU: WAR WELFARE WORK IN LONDON, 1941

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

    D 3233

    Men, women and children line the corridor as they wait to seek help from some of the departments based at East Ham Town Hall. In the foreground, these civilians are waiting to visit the Citizens' Advice Bureau and further back a sign above the door...

  • AIR RAID SHELTER UNDER THE RAILWAY ARCHES, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    AIR RAID SHELTER UNDER THE RAILWAY ARCHES, SOUTH EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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

    D 1596

    This group of shelterers have made themselves a home away from home in this corner of the shelter under the railway arches, somewhere in South East London. Photographs and other objects adorn the whitewashed walls of the shelter in an attempt to...

  • A REST BREAK HOME FOR NURSES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A HOSTEL FUNDED BY THE BRITISH WAR RELIEF SOCIETY, BEDFORD HOTEL, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A REST BREAK HOME FOR NURSES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A HOSTEL FUNDED BY THE BRITISH WAR RELIEF SOCIETY, BEDFORD HOTEL, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 23821

    A general view of women relaxing beside the fire in the lounge of the Bedford Hotel in Buxton. Many are knitting, whilst others read books.

  • LONDON EVACUEES IN CARMARTHENSHIRE, WALES, 1940

    LONDON EVACUEES IN CARMARTHENSHIRE, WALES, 1940

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

    D 1052

    Children from Woodmansterne Road School in Streatham, London attend lessons held in the village hall at Farmers, Carmarthenshire, Wales in 1940. The older girls are using one area of the hall for their sewing lesson, whilst other younger children read...

  • MARKETING WITHOUT MONEY: CHILDREN'S CLOTHING EXCHANGE, NORWOOD, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    MARKETING WITHOUT MONEY: CHILDREN'S CLOTHING EXCHANGE, NORWOOD, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15092

    On fine days, the 'Make-Do-and-Mend' work party of the Norwood Exchange hold their weekly meeting in the garden of the head of the Exchange, Mrs Jenkins. Here, they repair and re-work clothing which has been brought into the Exchange, creating...

  • MANSION BECOMES MATERNITY HOME: LIFE AT BROCKET HALL, WELWYN, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1942

    MANSION BECOMES MATERNITY HOME: LIFE AT BROCKET HALL, WELWYN, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1942

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

    D 9033

    New mothers knit as they convalesce in a 'ward' in Brocket Hall. The walls of the room are covered in Chinese wallpaper, which, according to the original caption, is very valuable. In the background, two nurses, both wearing surgical masks,...

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