Second World War, Official Photographs

Object Title

Second World War, Official Photographs

Second World War, Official Photographs

Date

1939-45

Reference

BEN

Level

Collection

Scope and Content

Includes a large number of press photographs from various agencies including the Associated Press and Keystone, as well as official photographs originating from the Admiralty, War Office and Air Ministry, as well as Canada, the United States of America and the USSR that were distributed by the Ministry of Information. The subject matter covers all operational theatres and the Home Front.

Extent

176 photographs

Access Conditions

Open access

Contents

BEN 2 - A Sea Hurricane taking off from the deck of an escort carrier.
BEN 3 - New Escort Type Aircraft Carriers
BEN 4 - Motor torpedo boats on patrol
BEN 5 - RAF fighter wing in Russia
BEN 6 - "And Still They Come"
BEN 7 - RAF daylight attack on shipping at Rotterdam 16th July 1941 : Did we fly low?
BEN 9 - Prime Minister's battleship meets Atlantic convoy
BEN 10 - First night pictures of the ATS with the guns
BEN 11 - Allied air forces start big fires at Messina
BEN 12 - Landing craft under bombarbment as they approach the beach
BEN 13 - At sea with a British minesweeper
BEN 14 - Flying Fortresses on a daylight bombing raid.
BEN 16 - Soviet Trade Union leaders tour: lunch with Londoners at a communal centre
BEN 17 - A workman at a steel foundary.
BEN 18 - Georgian military highway
BEN 19 - RAF daylight attack on shipping at Rotterdam 16th July 1941 : Did we fly low?
BEN 20 - Pictures from Tobruk
BEN 21 - Invasion armada sets sail for Sicily : July 11th '43
BEN 23 - RAF bomber crew practise bailing out of an aircraft
BEN 24 - Allies land in Italy
BEN 25 - Valentines on a North Country moor
BEN 26 - Training our Paratroops
BEN 27 - An aerial panorama: Allied invasion fleet off Sicily
BEN 28 - Red Army men escorting to headquarters soldiers of 94th German Infantry Regiment taken prisoner
BEN 29 - Nazis lose equipment by the trainload
BEN 30 - Activities of RAF Coastal Command : attack on Heinkel 111
BEN 31 - Combined Operations exercise
BEN 32 - Russians close in on Kharkov
BEN 33 - Soviet MTB's on the offensive
BEN 34 - Before the Italian surrender - invasion fleet ready to leave North Africa
BEN 35 - Captured Italian gun helped to subdue Catania
BEN 36 - A running repair being carried out on the paravane derrick
BEN 37 - Lancasters leave for a night raid on the Ruhr
BEN 38 - They defend Moscow against the air raider
BEN 39 - French Boston squadron attacks transformer station Guerledan - action pictures
BEN 40 - Red Army mortars in action
BEN 42 - "Target for Tonight"- Halifaxes in action
BEN 43 - Britain's airborne force: Paratroops in training
BEN 44 - Anti-submarine drive continues: US Fortresses hit U-Boat basin at La Pallice
BEN 45 - An armed trawler passes a conovoy of merchant ships
BEN 47 - Salerno Bay: new Allied landing craft lay own smoke screen
BEN 48 - Flak patterns at night over Hamburg and Duisburg
BEN 49 - Blitz over Wuppertal : night action neat picture of Ruhr town's first RAF raid
BEN 50 - Siege of Baghdad
BEN 51 - Accurate bombing
BEN 52 - The launch of a new merchant ship
BEN 54 - Pounding Pantellaria : action picture made during "Softening Process"
BEN 55 - End of a U-boat
BEN 56 - A gun barrel being turned on a lathe
BEN 57 - US Fortresses destroy 147 German fighters in fierce daylight battle
BEN 59 - "The Navy is there"- a fine new pictorial view of British warships on service
BEN 61 - Dramatic sea attack
BEN 62 - General Wavell sees Singapore defences
BEN 63 - Burma rescue : how the RAF went to the aid of a Wingate column
BEN 64 - Two stages of US precision bombing on Italy
BEN 65 - End of Nazi aluminium plant- Fortresses make first US attack on target in Norway
BEN 66 - RAF Bostons attack steel works at Denain, France
BEN 67 - Allied troops in Italy
BEN 68 - Germany diverts manpower to repair the Eder dam
BEN 69 - The Germans retreat From Moscow. First and exclusive pictures from the Kalinin Front
BEN 70 - Japan bombs Pearl Harbour
BEN 71 - Soviet cavalry in Iran
BEN 72 - "Covenanters" go by rail
BEN 73 - Fires of freedom
BEN 74 - Alghero, Sardinian airfield
BEN 75 - Photographs taken on board a destroyer
BEN 76 - Large scale Combined Operations exercise on the South Coast
BEN 77 - Bomb-carrying Hurricanes
BEN 79 - US bombs bound for Vendeville airfield: action pictures
BEN 81 - Prelude to the invasion of Sicily: air bombardment
BEN 82 - Italians work on English farms
BEN 83 - The Germans retreat From Moscow. First and exclusive pictures from the Kalinin Front
BEN 84 - The Allied advance into Syria
BEN 85 - Troops of the 8th Army attacking a strongpoint
BEN 86 - The battle in the Western Desert
BEN 87 - Hysterical cheers greet US troops en route for Palermo
BEN 88 - A machine gun crew of the Red Army
BEN 89 - With the RAF in Sicily
BEN 90 - The torpedo carrying Beaufighters take enemy shipping by surprise
BEN 91 - Chinese troops attack on ?
BEN 93 - Hamburg burns
BEN 94 - Bostons attack naval stores at Rennes
BEN 95 - In the WRNS
BEN 96 - RAF Regiment rehearses invasion tactics by day and night
BEN 98 - RAF score direct hit on important Ruhr bridge
BEN 99 - Italian troops surrender to British infantry - Sicily
BEN 100 - Burma rescue : how the RAF went to the aid of a Wingate raiding column
BEN 101 - Burma prepared
BEN 102 - With the Fifth Army on the Salerno front
BEN 103 - German fighter training base pounded
BEN 104 - Gordon Highlanders in Far East
BEN 105 - Troops of the 8th Army going aboard a landing craft
BEN 106 - "In a ditch were frozen German corpses". What Mr Eden saw in Russia
BEN 107 - First trans-Atlantic flight by towed freight glider
BEN 109 - Two Australian Sunderlands destroy a U-boat
BEN 110 - Britain's latest bomber
BEN 112 - "The Thunderbolt"- New American high altitude fighter
BEN 113 - The invasion of Sicily - how the infantry came ashore
BEN 114 - US troops land at Salerno
BEN 115 - Soviet ships bring timber to England
BEN 116 - Middle East : Paratroopers take to the air
BEN 117 - Empty petrol tanks mystery. Italians crash German Stukas in British lines
BEN 118 - RAF Beaufighters attack enemy convoy off the Dutch coast
BEN 119 - RAF attack Japanese rolling stock in Burma
BEN 120 - U-boat "Kill" wins immediate reward
BEN 121 - Assault on Europe
BEN 122 - Zero Hour - September 3 - Allies land on mainland of Europe
BEN 124 - Sicily : Zero hour
BEN 125 - Indian reinforcements arrive in Singapore
BEN 126 - At sea with a British minesweeper
BEN 127 - RAF Regiment rehearses invasion tactics by day and night
BEN 128 - The Sicilian landings : Dawn, July 10, 1943
BEN 129 - RAF Regiment rehearses invasion tactics by day and night
BEN 131 - Paratroops in the Middle East
BEN 132 - The Sicilian landings : Dawn, July 10, 1943
BEN 133 - Vega Ventura bombers are in action now
BEN 134 - Britain's Naval Commandos : final assault training
BEN 136 - Ground crew working on a Hurricane fighter
BEN 137 - The "Liberator", US long range 4-engined bomber at an aerodrome in England after its delivery flight across the Atlantic
BEN 138 - Contraband control at sea (4)
BEN 139 - First pictures from Iran
BEN 140 - Daylight attack on Cologne power station
BEN 141 - An anti-aircraft gun mounted aboard a British ship firing at high level bombers
BEN 143 - A landing craft
BEN 144 - Heinkel HE. 111 Mk. V
BEN 145 - RAF co-operation in raid on Norwegian island
BEN 146 - The Sicilian landings : Dawn, July 10, 1943
BEN 149 - A British destroyer
BEN 151 - The interrogation of a prisoner
BEN 152 - A Bofors gun firing at night
BEN 153 - The Avro-Manchester
BEN 154 - Hamburg hit hard again
BEN 156 - Crews who raided Berlin 23/24.8.43
BEN 157 - Defenders of Tobruk
BEN 158 - Daylight raid on Brest
BEN 159 - Two stages of US precision bombing on Italy
BEN 160 - The Women behind the guns
BEN 161 - Two stages of US precision bombing on Italy
BEN 164 - Two stages of US precision bombing on Italy
BEN 165 - 78th Division take Centuripe
BEN 166 - Merchant ships and balloons
BEN 167 - Photographic reconnaissance RAF's flying cameramen
BEN 169 - Biggest-yet force of US heavy bombers hit St Nazaire U-boat base
BEN 170 - Battleship's "Visitors" come ashore
BEN 172 - A soldier operating a height or range finder
BEN 173 - The "Ack-Ack" girls survey things through "Rose-Coloured Glasses"
BEN 174 - Cologne damage- reconnaissance pictures taken 4/7/43
BEN 175 - Steel
BEN 177.1 - A stepping stone to victory in Sicily : British advance on Bronte
BEN 177 - British sea, land and air forces in successful raid on German bases in Norway