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1944 Collection

Background image1944 Collection: Landing craft and armoured cars seen at Dartmouth during the preparations for Operation

Landing craft and armoured cars seen at Dartmouth during the preparations for Operation Overlord the invasion of Europe. Circa May 1944

Background image1944 Collection: American troops and equipment are loaded on to LST (Landing ship tank

American troops and equipment are loaded on to LST (Landing ship tank) at Dartmouth during preparation for Operation Overlord, invasion of Europe. Circa late May 1944

Background image1944 Collection: American half track armoured cars disembarking from LST (Landing ship tank

American half track armoured cars disembarking from LST (Landing ship tank) at Dartmouth during an exercise in the build up to Operation Overlord, the invasion of Europe. Circa May 1944

Background image1944 Collection: World War II Invasion of France. Men of number three commando

World War II Invasion of France. Men of number three commando, 1 Special Service Brigade, dig in beside a Horsa glider near La Haute Ecarde on the Western end of Drop Zone N between Ranville

Background image1944 Collection: The crew of HMS Sportsman pose on the deck of their submarine at a un-named Northern

The crew of HMS Sportsman pose on the deck of their submarine at a un-named Northern depot. The Sportsman had just returned from a year campaigning in the Mediterranean where she sunk or damage 31

Background image1944 Collection: Bomb damage to the centre of Berlin. March 1944

Bomb damage to the centre of Berlin. March 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Inside the factory of Messrs WM Lawrence and Co, Colwick, Nottingham

Inside the factory of Messrs WM Lawrence and Co, Colwick, Nottingham. Aircrafts are being made in one half of the factory, and furniture in the other half. Picture taken 23rd October 1944

Background image1944 Collection: The Mulberry B harbour 'Port Winston'at Arromanches. 16th September 1944

The Mulberry B harbour "Port Winston"at Arromanches. 16th September 1944
The Mulberry B harbour " Port Winston" at Arromanches. 16th September 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Liberation of Europe: German Destroyer Aground off Ile De Batz

Liberation of Europe: German Destroyer Aground off Ile De Batz. (Picture shows) A beached enemy destroyer was successfully attacked recently by rocket

Background image1944 Collection: Men of 22nd Independent Parachute Company, 6th Airborne Division being briefed for

Men of 22nd Independent Parachute Company, 6th Airborne Division being briefed for the invasion. 4th June 1944

Background image1944 Collection: The allies have planned their own railroad system to take with them for the forthcoming

The allies have planned their own railroad system to take with them for the forthcoming second front. The construction of this rail system in England has been on of the greatest secrets of this war

Background image1944 Collection: D-Day- shells being unloaded into the secret dump. 1944

D-Day- shells being unloaded into the secret dump. 1944

Background image1944 Collection: R. A. F. Bomber Command attack on the canal system in Dortmund. November 1944

R. A. F. Bomber Command attack on the canal system in Dortmund. November 1944
R.A.F. Bomber Command attack on the canal system in Dortmund. November 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Young Navy cadets in Gravesend 1944

Young Navy cadets in Gravesend 1944
Young Navy cadets training for the seas by scrubbing the decks of this steamer in Gravesend. Nearby will be HMS Gordon, a Navy school on land

Background image1944 Collection: Newly invented Bailey Bridge built in Britain and the USA is demonstrated across a

Newly invented Bailey Bridge built in Britain and the USA is demonstrated across a river in England during WW2 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Rescue workers search through the rubble and wreckage of Warwick Court, Holborn

Rescue workers search through the rubble and wreckage of Warwick Court, Holborn, London for survivors, after the building suffered a direct hit from a V2 rocket

Background image1944 Collection: German Uboat U1060 seen here a grounded in the Norwegian Sea south-west of Bronnoysund

German Uboat U1060 seen here a grounded in the Norwegian Sea south-west of Bronnoysund on the northern tip of the skerry Fleina in the Vegafjord, in position 65.24, 3N, 11.59, 5E

Background image1944 Collection: Member son the The Womens Royal Naval Service (WRNS) entertainment section

Member son the The Womens Royal Naval Service (WRNS) entertainment section. The caption suggests the word Canadian, but also WRNS who are the British regiment. Picture taken 12th November 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Three weeks old Raymond Ratford, the youngest evacuee, photographed with the mother

Three weeks old Raymond Ratford, the youngest evacuee, photographed with the mother. The second convoy of London evacuees

Background image1944 Collection: V1 flying bomb attack, Aldwych, London, 30th June 1944. One of the deadliest

V1 flying bomb attack, Aldwych, London, 30th June 1944. One of the deadliest attacks, 46 people were killed and at least 200 others suffered serious injuries

Background image1944 Collection: Alan Wood, The Daily Express war correspondent with the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem

Alan Wood, The Daily Express war correspondent with the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem. Seen here typing out his copy for the paper from the safety of a trench. 20th September 1944

Background image1944 Collection: British troops in Sherman tanks roll throught the narrow cobbled streets of a Normandy

British troops in Sherman tanks roll throught the narrow cobbled streets of a Normandy town in Northern France shortly after the D-Day landings begun the Allied invasion of the continent during World

Background image1944 Collection: The shape of things to come. *** Location unknown

The shape of things to come. *** Location unknown.*** Three ATS (The Auxiliary Territorial Service) ladies take a look into the future

Background image1944 Collection: Damage to Fetter Lane, London following a V1 explosion in the capital. 19th July 1944

Damage to Fetter Lane, London following a V1 explosion in the capital. 19th July 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Red Cross flag seller in central London catches up on the latest news from Normandy

Red Cross flag seller in central London catches up on the latest news from Normandy following the Allied invasion. 7th June 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Liberated POWs at Stalag 11B near Fallingbostel, 16 April 1945

Liberated POWs at Stalag 11B near Fallingbostel, 16 April 1945. The men in this photograph were all captured at Arnhem in Circa September 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Hyde Park, London. Canadians play baseball in London, May 1944

Hyde Park, London. Canadians play baseball in London, May 1944. Trams from from number 34 Coy and number 41 Coy. Picture shows a tense moment in the game with L/Cpt M Duck (41 Coy) at the bat

Background image1944 Collection: R. A. F. armourers working with 12, 000 lb bombs. Lancaster Bombers have been

R. A. F. armourers working with 12, 000 lb bombs. Lancaster Bombers have been
R.A.F. armourers working with 12, 000 lb bombs. Lancaster Bombers have been using these bombs with great success. Picture taken 14th October 1944

Background image1944 Collection: An enemy freighter of about 6000 tons destroyed destroyed by an RAF Royal Air Force mine

An enemy freighter of about 6000 tons destroyed destroyed by an RAF Royal Air Force mine off of the Pomerania Coast. Baltic Sea

Background image1944 Collection: A French woman slaps a captured Gestapo agent who was the cause of her husband being

A French woman slaps a captured Gestapo agent who was the cause of her husband being mutilated during the German occupation in Southern France. 31st August 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Photograph showing the area of damage from an 8000 lb bomb in Berlin

Photograph showing the area of damage from an 8000 lb bomb in Berlin. This photograph taken a month after the bomb was dropped

Background image1944 Collection: Bomb damage to central Berlin near the Tiergarten area. 8th March 1944

Bomb damage to central Berlin near the Tiergarten area. 8th March 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Damage to the central areas of Berlin after R. A. F. raids. 24th March 1944

Damage to the central areas of Berlin after R. A. F. raids. 24th March 1944
Damage to the central areas of Berlin after R.A.F. raids. 24th March 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Operation Infatuate was the code name given to an Anglo-Canadian operation during

Operation Infatuate was the code name given to an Anglo-Canadian operation during the... Walcheren Island, at the western end of the Beveland Peninsula, overlooked the Scheldt Estuary

Background image1944 Collection: A hazard of convoy duty for women in the Mechanised Transport Corps

A hazard of convoy duty for women in the Mechanised Transport Corps, Jeep stuck in the mud, on a cold winter day, Circa 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Flying bomb incident at Petherton Road, Highbury, London

Flying bomb incident at Petherton Road, Highbury, London, causing fracturing of water mains and flooding of basements in nearby housing, Sunday 2nd July 1944

Background image1944 Collection: A reconnaissance photograph taken by the RAF of the completely destroyed town of Duren

A reconnaissance photograph taken by the RAF of the completely destroyed town of Duren, Germany, after the daylight attack by RAF Lancaster Bombers of Nos, 4, 6 and 8 Groups

Background image1944 Collection: This synthetic oil plant at Bottrop, west of Gelsenkirchen, Germany, produced 100

This synthetic oil plant at Bottrop, west of Gelsenkirchen, Germany, produced 100, 000 barrels of oil per month for the German war machine before it was wrecked from the air

Background image1944 Collection: A reconnaissance photograph taken by 542 Squadron RAF of the completely destroyed town of

A reconnaissance photograph taken by 542 Squadron RAF of the completely destroyed town of Duren, Germany, two days after the daylight attack by RAF Bombers of Nos, 4, 6 and 8 Groups

Background image1944 Collection: A month before the Normandy landings, Mosquito aircraft of Bomber Command laid mines in

A month before the Normandy landings, Mosquito aircraft of Bomber Command laid mines in the Kiel Canal, the most heavily defended waterway in the world

Background image1944 Collection: Home Guard armoured train with a 6-pounder gun mounted in the front

Home Guard armoured train with a 6-pounder gun mounted in the front. Location unknown apart from that is is in England. Picture circa 20th February 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Driver Harrison of London inspects the silk stockings that are on sale in the Corps gift

Driver Harrison of London inspects the silk stockings that are on sale in the Corps gift shop near the front line. The shop sells perfume, toys

Background image1944 Collection: Wingate - Cochran Expedition, Burma Campaign, Wingate fighters

Wingate - Cochran Expedition, Burma Campaign, Wingate fighters (Major General Orde Charles Wingate, since killed) and Cochran Commandos (Colonel Philip Cochran)

Background image1944 Collection: The first British troops to enter Cherbourg were four RAF members of an Embarkation Unit

The first British troops to enter Cherbourg were four RAF members of an Embarkation Unit. They entered the town with the Americans and took up their headquarters by the quayside

Background image1944 Collection: French civilians stand at attention and an American Army Gl salutes as the American

French civilians stand at attention and an American Army Gl salutes as the American and French flags are unfurled side by side in the centre of the city of Cherbourg

Background image1944 Collection: One of Britains X-Craft, a midget submarine. January 1944

One of Britains X-Craft, a midget submarine. January 1944

Background image1944 Collection: 8th Army engineers begin the construction of a new bridge over the river Uniti outside

8th Army engineers begin the construction of a new bridge over the river Uniti outside Ravenna, Italy. December 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Crocodile variant of the Churchill tank with a flame thrower in place of the hull machine

Crocodile variant of the Churchill tank with a flame thrower in place of the hull machine gun. Circa 1944



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