IWM Staff
Thursday 4 January 2018
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1. Flying over Egypt

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1. Flying over Egypt

A Royal Air Force Lockheed Hudson Mk VI (AE626) of the Middle East Communications Flight flying over the Egyptian pyramids, 1942.

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2. Watching the skies

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2. Watching the skies

An Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) spotter with binoculars at an anti-aircraft command post, December 1942.

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3. Making new friends

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3. Making new friends

Two soldiers of the Royal Military Police with Anna, a four-year-old Austrian girl with whose family the men were billeted, in the Klagenfurt area of occupied Austria, May 1945.

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4. Suiting up

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4. Suiting up

Men of the Airborne Division adjust their harnesses alongside an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley 'PX-G' of No. 295 Squadron RAF, October 1942.

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5. Playing cards

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5. Playing cards

Men of the Royal Navy play cards on board the submarine HMS Tribune, 1942.

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6. Churchill and his chiefs of staff

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6. Churchill and his chiefs of staff

Winston Churchill with his chiefs of staff in the garden of No. 10 Downing Street on the day Germany surrendered to the Allies, 7 May 1945. Seated left to right: Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal, Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham. Standing left to right: Secretary to the Chiefs of Staffs Committee Major-General L C Hollis and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence General Sir Hastings Ismay.

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7. Touring Athens

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7. Touring Athens

Sergeant R Gregory photographs Driver A Hardman during a tour of the Acropolis in Athens, October 1944.

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8. On the lochs of Scotland

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8. On the lochs of Scotland

An officer and a rating launch a dinghy from HMS Forth on Holy Loch, Scotland, 1942.

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9. Training

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9. Training

Private T Henderson practices an assault with a fixed bayonet during training, 1944.

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10. 'Wrens' at work

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10. 'Wrens' at work

Armourers of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) re-arm a Hawker Hurricane aircraft at the Fleet Air Arm airfield at Yeovilton, Somerset, 2 September 1943.

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11. Tanks on manoeuvres in Britain

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11. Tanks on manoeuvres in Britain

Churchill tanks of A and B Squadrons, 43rd Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment, 33rd Brigade negotiate obstacles during training, October 1942.

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12. 'Wrens' touring Quebec

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12. 'Wrens' touring Quebec

WRNS officers are shown the sights of Quebec by a member of the Canadian Mounted Police Force after the first Quebec Conference, 23 August 1943.

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13. Signalling

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13. Signalling

A signaller operates an Aldis lamp on board a British warship, 1942.

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14. Along the Suez Canal

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14. Along the Suez Canal

HMS Howe passes through the Suez Canal on her way to join the British Pacific Fleet, 14 July 1944.

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15. Protecting the home front

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15. Protecting the home front

Members of the ATS operate the height and range finder at an anti-aircraft gun site, December 1942.

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16. Bomb damage in London

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16. Bomb damage in London

A view of bomb damage in the area around St Paul's Cathedral, 1944.

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17. RAF cadets in South Africa

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17. RAF cadets in South Africa

RAF cadets watching a traditional Zulu dance in Johannesburg, September 1943.

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18. Ladies Day

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18. Ladies Day

Wives and sweethearts visit on board the SS Empire Faith before the ship heads out to sea again, 16 February 1943.

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19. On the ground in Tunisia

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19. On the ground in Tunisia

Soldiers of the Eighth Army in Tunisia fire a 4.5-inch gun four miles from the enemy lines, 1943.

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20. Meal time

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20. Meal time

A naval rating collects bread for his mess from the battleship's bakery, November 1942.

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21. Watching the coast

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21. Watching the coast

Two men of the Royal Observer Corps on a cliff top near Dover, 1943.

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22. Short back and sides?

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22. Short back and sides?

Flight Lieutenant H J F Joncas of No. 417 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, having a haircut in the Tunisian desert, April 1943.

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