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1940 Collection

Background image1940 Collection: A Heinkel 111 bomber aircraft of the German Luftwaffe flies over Tower Bridge

A Heinkel 111 bomber aircraft of the German Luftwaffe flies over Tower Bridge on the River Thames in London during the Battle of Britain in World War Two. 7th September 1940

Background image1940 Collection: The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk

Background image1940 Collection: St Martins Church in the Bull Ring, Birmingham the morning after a heavy air raid

St Martins Church in the Bull Ring, Birmingham the morning after a heavy air raid on the city. 10th April 1941

Background image1940 Collection: WW2 A family seeks refuge inside an Anderson Air Raid shelter during the blitz

WW2 A family seeks refuge inside an Anderson Air Raid shelter during the blitz. These shelter came in kit form, they were made of corrugated iron

Background image1940 Collection: British Army East Yorkshire regiment in training somewhere in England during the Second

British Army East Yorkshire regiment in training somewhere in England during the Second World War. Circa 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Some of the pilots of the Coastal Command of the Royal Air Force who took part in

Some of the pilots of the Coastal Command of the Royal Air Force who took part in the location of the Altmark during the Second World War. February 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Birmingham Evacuees arrive at Ripley station 15th November 1940

Birmingham Evacuees arrive at Ripley station 15th November 1940

Background image1940 Collection: WW2 Dunkirk 1940 war on the beaches

WW2 Dunkirk 1940 war on the beaches

Background image1940 Collection: The Sutton Coalfield Battalion of the Warwickshire Home Guard paraded for inspection

The Sutton Coalfield Battalion of the Warwickshire Home Guard paraded for inspection. Captain Wilfrid Bigwood the Commanding Officer

Background image1940 Collection: The Treasury, Whitehall, after being hit by a bomb. Circa 1940

The Treasury, Whitehall, after being hit by a bomb. Circa 1940

Background image1940 Collection: The crew of the Thunderbolt Submarine. Picture with the crew is First Lieutenant J

The crew of the Thunderbolt Submarine. Picture with the crew is First Lieutenant J Stevens. The HMS Thunderbolt was formally called HMS Thetis

Background image1940 Collection: The wreckage of a Heinkel bomber which crashed on to 25 Victoria Road, Clacton

The wreckage of a Heinkel bomber which crashed on to 25 Victoria Road, Clacton, killing the aircrafts crew and Frederick and Dorothy Gill who were home at number 25 when the plane crash landed

Background image1940 Collection: Residents of Vincent Street Balsall Heath, Birmingham, examine a bomb crater following an

Residents of Vincent Street Balsall Heath, Birmingham, examine a bomb crater following an air raid on the city. 29th October 1940

Background image1940 Collection: A kitten is saved after a daylight air raid over London, during the Blitz

A kitten is saved after a daylight air raid over London, during the Blitz. Comforted by a member of LaS - London Auxiliary Ambulance Service. Actual Location unknown. Picture taken 3rd October 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Cottingham Road, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz. November 1940

Cottingham Road, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz. November 1940. The Hull Blitz was the bombing campaign that targeted the English port city of Kingston upon Hull by the German

Background image1940 Collection: The Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11th and 12th November 1940 during

The Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11th and 12th November 1940 during the Second World War between British naval forces, under Admiral Andrew Cunningham, and Italian naval forces

Background image1940 Collection: A German B1E 1 KG Incendiary bomb. The bomb consisted of a cylindrical body

A German B1E 1 KG Incendiary bomb. The bomb consisted of a cylindrical body, made of magnesium alloy, filled with thermite, an incendiary compound, to which a three-finned steel tail was attached

Background image1940 Collection: St Athanasius School, Fonthill Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Merseyside

St Athanasius School, Fonthill Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Merseyside, demolished in The Liverpool Blitz. The church next door however, escaped serious damage. Picture taken 8th October 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Men of the East Yorkshire Regiment during the Second World War. Circa 1940

Men of the East Yorkshire Regiment during the Second World War. Circa 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Saxony Road, Kensington, Liverpool, bomb damage to rear entrance of working class pub in

Saxony Road, Kensington, Liverpool, bomb damage to rear entrance of working class pub in during recent air raid, pictured Wednesday 13th November 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Ella Edwards with some baby chicks. 1940

Ella Edwards with some baby chicks. 1940

Background image1940 Collection: World War II Fashion 1939 knickers bloomers underwear

World War II Fashion 1939 knickers bloomers underwear

Background image1940 Collection: World War II Fashion 1939 womens underwear knickers

World War II Fashion 1939 womens underwear knickers

Background image1940 Collection: Czechoslovak pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Czechoslovak pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF and their British flight commanders grouped in front of Hawker Hurricane Mark I, P3143 NN-D, at Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Background image1940 Collection: Firemen tackling fires in Ave Maria Lane, London, started by high explosive

Firemen tackling fires in Ave Maria Lane, London, started by high explosive and incendiary bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe on the night of 29th December 1940

Background image1940 Collection: A turntable ladder of the London Fire Brigade tacklest fires close to Waterloo railway

A turntable ladder of the London Fire Brigade tacklest fires close to Waterloo railway station as nine thousand incendiary

Background image1940 Collection: A London Transport double decker bus stopped on St Pauls Churchyard l

A London Transport double decker bus stopped on St Pauls Churchyard l. As over nine thousand incendiary and high explosive bombs fall on the City of London, 29th December 1940

Background image1940 Collection: The bomb damaged shell of the Coliseum Theatre, Bristol

The bomb damaged shell of the Coliseum Theatre, Bristol, following the Luftwaffe raid on the city. Circa November 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Petty Office Cock (right) survivor of the sinking of HMS Hardy at Narvik seen here with

Petty Office Cock (right) survivor of the sinking of HMS Hardy at Narvik seen here with entertainer Teddy Brown. Circa 20th April 1940

Background image1940 Collection: A Heinkel He 111 which crashed near Whitby. 3rd February 1940

A Heinkel He 111 which crashed near Whitby. 3rd February 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Children waiting to be evacuated from Southampton 1940, to avoid the WW2 German air raids

Children waiting to be evacuated from Southampton 1940, to avoid the WW2 German air raids

Background image1940 Collection: Workmen filling a crater outside Greys department store, Bull Street

Workmen filling a crater outside Greys department store, Bull Street, Birmingham as customers look on, following an air raid on the city. 25th October 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Dress shop opposite St James in New Street, Birmingham damaged during an air raid

Dress shop opposite St James in New Street, Birmingham damaged during an air raid on the city. 25th October 1940

Background image1940 Collection: The clear up of the Kent Street Baths, Birmingham after the building suffered extensive

The clear up of the Kent Street Baths, Birmingham after the building suffered extensive damage following a raid on the city. 27th October 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Firemen dampening down fires in Moseley Street, Birmingham the morning after a heavy

Firemen dampening down fires in Moseley Street, Birmingham the morning after a heavy incendiary raid on the city 26th October 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Four Land Army Girls are mad with Mr. John Morgan. The Socialist MP for Doncaster, Yorks

Four Land Army Girls are mad with Mr. John Morgan. The Socialist MP for Doncaster, Yorks, put his foot in it when he told Parliament how these four girls had reclaimed 300 acres of wasteland at

Background image1940 Collection: A wrecked bungalow in Clevedon, The South West of England

A wrecked bungalow in Clevedon, The South West of England, in the Bristol and Somerset area. The house took a double hit, enough to blow the front door off where the 5 occupants could escape

Background image1940 Collection: The bombed interior of Temple Church. Bristol. Somerset and Avon area

The bombed interior of Temple Church. Bristol. Somerset and Avon area. The church was bombed on 24th November 1940. Bristol was Englands fifth most heavily bombed city

Background image1940 Collection: Damage to a childrens hospital. (Name not known) Bristol, during World War Two

Damage to a childrens hospital. (Name not known) Bristol, during World War Two. Somerset and Avon area. Though we cannot confirm the name of the hospital

Background image1940 Collection: Birmingham A. R. P. ambulance drivers and attendants in their new uniforms at the Central

Birmingham A. R. P. ambulance drivers and attendants in their new uniforms at the Central
Birmingham A.R.P. ambulance drivers and attendants in their new uniforms at the Central Car Park Depot taking instruction. 23rd April 1940

Background image1940 Collection: British Army constructing gun emplacements near Alexandria, Egypt

British Army constructing gun emplacements near Alexandria, Egypt. 15th December 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Bomber crew after raid on Germany. RAF, Royal Airforce

Bomber crew after raid on Germany. RAF, Royal Airforce, returning home after the raid. Picture taken 2nd March 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Evacuation of Louvain, Belgium. World War Two. On 28 May 1940

Evacuation of Louvain, Belgium. World War Two. On 28 May 1940, the King Leopold III surrendered to the Germans alongside his soldiers

Background image1940 Collection: Evacuating a sick man on a wheeled stretcher through Louvain, Belgium

Evacuating a sick man on a wheeled stretcher through Louvain, Belgium. Belgium surrendered to the Germans at the end of May 1940. Picture taken 19th May 1940

Background image1940 Collection: An indoor air raid shelter. Liverpool This indoor shelter is believed to be

An indoor air raid shelter. Liverpool This indoor shelter is believed to be strong enough to withstand the collapse of an ordinary house. It has been made by an Liverpool engineer

Background image1940 Collection: A direct hit on the Birmingham to Worcester canal at the Bournville canal tunnel

A direct hit on the Birmingham to Worcester canal at the Bournville canal tunnel, Draining the canal of millions of gallons of water and flooding the nearby Cadburys factory. 4th December 1940

Background image1940 Collection: 19 burnt out and four partly burnt out buses sit in the remains of Hockley bus depot

19 burnt out and four partly burnt out buses sit in the remains of Hockley bus depot, Birmingham following a heavy air raid on the city. 23rd November 1940

Background image1940 Collection: Interior of the private chapel at Buckingham Palace following a German bombing raid

Interior of the private chapel at Buckingham Palace following a German bombing raid. In the centre, its three legs in the air, is the overturned altar



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