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1939 Collection

Background image1939 Collection: Moss, the dog. Moss the dog, owned by Mr Cledwyn Morgan of Ystradgynlais

Moss, the dog. Moss the dog, owned by Mr Cledwyn Morgan of Ystradgynlais, near Swansea, Wales, bears the distinction of being a double hero

Background image1939 Collection: The evacuation called Operation Pied Piper was the British government decision to

The evacuation called Operation Pied Piper was the British government decision to relocate its children out of urban centres to locations where the risk of bombing attacks was low or non-existent

Background image1939 Collection: Searchlights in Clapham Common, London. 9th November 1939

Searchlights in Clapham Common, London. 9th November 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Vaino Myllyrinne the worlds tallest man whos height is recorded at 8 feet 3

Vaino Myllyrinne the worlds tallest man whos height is recorded at 8 feet 3 inches is seen here attending the wedding of Pat Collins in Birmingham. 13th July 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Evacuees during World War Two. 3rd September 1939

Evacuees during World War Two. 3rd September 1939

Background image1939 Collection: The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin

The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin. 24th June 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Nelly Bligh, the dog. This dog, called Nelly Bligh, owned by Mr Mallion

Nelly Bligh, the dog. This dog, called Nelly Bligh, owned by Mr Mallion, Hubbards Farm, Lenham Heath, Lenham, Kent, saved the the life of her master. Mr Mallion was knocked down and bitten by a boar

Background image1939 Collection: Children wait on the platform of East Ham railway station waiting for evacuation to

Children wait on the platform of East Ham railway station waiting for evacuation to the country. 2nd September 1939

Background image1939 Collection: HMS Norfolk a County-class heavy cruiser Circa 1939

HMS Norfolk a County-class heavy cruiser Circa 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Buttons (Duggie Wakefield) takes his orders from Dandini (Pat Kirkwood

Buttons (Duggie Wakefield) takes his orders from Dandini (Pat Kirkwood) during rehearsal for " Cinderella, " this years pantomime at the Princes Theatre, Manchester. December 1939 P009796

Background image1939 Collection: Eric Myers father of Hollywood actor Mike Myers as a Sapper before WW2 Circa 1939

Eric Myers father of Hollywood actor Mike Myers as a Sapper before WW2 Circa 1939

Background image1939 Collection: A gas mask for the use of people who breathe through a tracheal tube in the throat has

A gas mask for the use of people who breathe through a tracheal tube in the throat has been designed by Inspector S.E. Bentley, the Derby A.R.P. organiser, and Mr. H. Hall, the head warden for No

Background image1939 Collection: Children of St. Benedicts Road School, Small Heath during their evacuation rehearsal

Children of St. Benedicts Road School, Small Heath during their evacuation rehearsal 28th August 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Inaugural ceremony of the new Bembridge, Isle of Wight lifeboat Jesse Lumb

Inaugural ceremony of the new Bembridge, Isle of Wight lifeboat Jesse Lumb. Photo shows the Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Sailsbury Dr. Ernest Neville Lovett C.B.E, D.D

Background image1939 Collection: Petrol Rationing: Members of the public queuing to register for petrol coupons after

Petrol Rationing: Members of the public queuing to register for petrol coupons after the government announcement that fuel would be rationed from the 22nd September 1939

Background image1939 Collection: The salvage operation of HMS Gipsy. East coast of Britain, near Harwich, Essex

The salvage operation of HMS Gipsy. East coast of Britain, near Harwich, Essex. November 1939. HMS Gipsy was a G-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during the 1930s

Background image1939 Collection: Children evacuated from Lathom Road, East London during World War II. Circa 1939

Children evacuated from Lathom Road, East London during World War II. Circa 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Actor George Formby and wife Beryl. March 1939

Actor George Formby and wife Beryl. March 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Butcher cutting off Meat during the second World War II where food was rationed

Butcher cutting off Meat during the second World War II where food was rationed. 29th November 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Picture shows a female bus conductor in World War Two. She issues a young girl with

Picture shows a female bus conductor in World War Two. She issues a young girl with a ticket for her bus journey. Women bus conductors were plenty in World War One and also World War Two

Background image1939 Collection: The sinking of the Truro, a 974 tons British Steam Merchant

The sinking of the Truro, a 974 tons British Steam Merchant. Picture is possibly the last picture taken of the vessel before it was sunk

Background image1939 Collection: Royal marine cadets learning to sling hammocks, at Butlins, Ingoldmells, near Skegness

Royal marine cadets learning to sling hammocks, at Butlins, Ingoldmells, near Skegness. Lincolnshire. The cadets are from HMS Royal Arthur. Picture is passed by Censors

Background image1939 Collection: Picture shows the HMS Calcutta. HMS Calcutta was a C-class light cruiser of

Picture shows the HMS Calcutta. HMS Calcutta was a C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, named after the Indian city of Calcutta. She was part of the Carlisle group of the C-class of cruisers

Background image1939 Collection: A cavalry is a group of soldiers who fight on horses. Cavalry can also refer to any

A cavalry is a group of soldiers who fight on horses. Cavalry can also refer to any military unit that is quick and mobile.... Traditionally, a cavalry is a unit of troops on horseback

Background image1939 Collection: Air Raid Shelter signs seen here in Derby. Circa October 1939

Air Raid Shelter signs seen here in Derby. Circa October 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Smithford Street, Coventry in blackout 1st December 1939

Smithford Street, Coventry in blackout 1st December 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Auxiliary fire service unit in action during the A. R. P. exercises at Derby 15th May 1939

Auxiliary fire service unit in action during the A. R. P. exercises at Derby 15th May 1939
Auxiliary fire service unit in action during the A.R.P. exercises at Derby 15th May 1939

Background image1939 Collection: First productions pictures of the new Crusader Cruiser type tank

First productions pictures of the new Crusader Cruiser type tank, the fastest fighting vehicle in the world, Built in Wolsely factory at Drens Lane, Ward End, Birmingham, Circa 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Barrage balloons a new addition to the Derby skyline. 15th October 1939

Barrage balloons a new addition to the Derby skyline. 15th October 1939 Taken from the roof of the Derby Evening Telegraph, Northcliffe House

Background image1939 Collection: Hallawell. Air raid siren on top of Lewiss Market Street building in

Hallawell. Air raid siren on top of Lewiss Market Street building in Manchester which wailed out after an interval of ten years in todays tests. Circa 1939

Background image1939 Collection: A peep inside the dug-out air raid shelter at Borrowash 15th October 1939

A peep inside the dug-out air raid shelter at Borrowash 15th October 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Soldiers of the 30th Surrey Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery

Soldiers of the 30th Surrey Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery, part of the Territorial Army sign in for their summer training camp at the TA barracks in Surbiton Road, Kingston Upon Thames

Background image1939 Collection: Midlands munitions factory 3rd October 1939 A party of London

Midlands munitions factory 3rd October 1939 A party of London and Provincial journalists, including the representatives of important foreign newspapers

Background image1939 Collection: The Lord Mayor of Birmingham inspecting a fleet of new A. R. P

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham inspecting a fleet of new A. R. P
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham inspecting a fleet of new A.R.P. ambulances at the Municipal Car Park Depot with Councillor N Tiptaft (Chairman of the A.R.P. committee and Mr V Hamilton (Chief A.R.P)

Background image1939 Collection: Children of St. Benedicts Road School, Small Heath

Children of St. Benedicts Road School, Small Heath, listen to instructions from the head master during their evacuation rehearsal 28th August 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Some of the Militiamen from Birmingham and the Midlands seen here being issued with their

Some of the Militiamen from Birmingham and the Midlands seen here being issued with their uniforms at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, this morning

Background image1939 Collection: A bandsman of the South Staffordshire Regiment seen here rehearsing with a boy soldier at

A bandsman of the South Staffordshire Regiment seen here rehearsing with a boy soldier at the Regimental Training Depot. 15th September 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Evacuation at East Ham Station, London. 3rd September 1939

Evacuation at East Ham Station, London. 3rd September 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Ernie Wise telegram 6th January 1939 Telegram from Gladys Tudor Owen to H Spooner

Ernie Wise telegram 6th January 1939 Telegram from Gladys Tudor Owen to H Spooner of the Daily Herald. " Have discovered boy comedian aged thirteen son of parcel porter Leeds Central Station

Background image1939 Collection: Miners at the Cannock Wood Pit handing in their Davy Lamps

Miners at the Cannock Wood Pit handing in their Davy Lamps and lanterns at the end of their shift. May 8th 1939

Background image1939 Collection: White squares being painted on curb stone edges along the main Birmingham Coventry Road

White squares being painted on curb stone edges along the main Birmingham Coventry Road. Birmingham, Midlands, England Britain declared war on Germany on 3rd September 1939 Picture taken 3rd

Background image1939 Collection: Map of the world, laid out in concrete in the grounds of Audley Park school

Map of the world, laid out in concrete in the grounds of Audley Park school, Torquay in 1939. The map is figurative with the Americas on the right

Background image1939 Collection: An aerial view showing the St Mary Le Port area of Bristol before the Blitz Circa June

An aerial view showing the St Mary Le Port area of Bristol before the Blitz Circa June 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Some local Land Army girls learning to drive a Fordson tractor at the start of the last

Some local Land Army girls learning to drive a Fordson tractor at the start of the last war, in 1939. As you can see, there was not much concern for health and safety in those days

Background image1939 Collection: Police with helmets and gas masks 1939 Bristol

Police with helmets and gas masks 1939 Bristol

Background image1939 Collection: North Seaton Colliery. 18th September 1939

North Seaton Colliery. 18th September 1939

Background image1939 Collection: Children of All Saints School, Gateshead, arriving at Gateshead Station for

Children of All Saints School, Gateshead, arriving at Gateshead Station for evacuation to-day. 1st September 1939

Background image1939 Collection: World War Two - Evacuation of children This happy study of evacuees from Heaton

World War Two - Evacuation of children This happy study of evacuees from Heaton, Newcastle, shows a school class setting out for a nature study in the woods " somewhere in Northumberland"



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