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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1942

    D 12274

    Home Front: A family relaxes at home on a Sunday afternoon in Taunton, Somerset, 1942. A man and two women occupy themselves with typical wartime leisure pursuits - reading, knitting and listening to the radio. A pet dog and cat sit by the fire.

  • WRNS Switchboard Operators

    WRNS Switchboard Operators

    (art) Made by: Austin, Robert Sargent 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2383

    image: two women of the Women's Royal Naval Service at work at a switchboard shown side on. Two cups on saucers and some knitting are placed on the table in the foreground.

  • Flying Jacket, Type A-2: 398th Bomb Group, 8thUSAAF

    Flying Jacket, Type A-2: 398th Bomb Group, 8thUSAAF

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13861

    Zipper fronted single-breasted jacket of brown leather with stand & fall collar and patch pockets to the lower front. The jacket has knitted cuffs and waistband and has artwork applied in white paint to the back with the text, "Dutch".

  • Flying Jacket, Type A-2: 401st BS, 91st BG, 8thUSAAF

    Flying Jacket, Type A-2: 401st BS, 91st BG, 8thUSAAF

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13860

    Zipper fronted single-breasted jacket of brown leather with stand & fall collar and patch pockets to the lower front. The jacket has knitted cuffs and waistband and has hand-painted insignia patch to the left breast comprising a white bearded '...

  • Flying Jacket, Type A-2: 53rd FS, 36th FG, 9thUSAAF

    Flying Jacket, Type A-2: 53rd FS, 36th FG, 9thUSAAF

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13856

    Zipper fronted single-breasted flying jacket of brown leather with stand & fall collar and patch pockets to the lower front. The jacket has knitted cuffs and waistband. Painted to the left breast by hand is the Squadron patch of a tiger with a red...

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