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Second World War Collection

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080

St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080
St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, City of London. A view looking south-east across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Giles Cripplegate Church

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Charles Church Plymouth a57_00340

Charles Church Plymouth a57_00340
CHARLES CHURCH, CITY OF PLYMOUTH. Exterior view from the south-east showing the ruins of Charles Church, which was burned out by incendiary bombs in March 1941

Background imageSecond World War Collection: The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03739

The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03739
The Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The interior of a first floor room in The Great Hall at Flowerpot Yard showing bomb damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Oak Street Norwich, 1942 a42_03736

Oak Street Norwich, 1942 a42_03736
Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The houses at 110 to 98 Oak Street showing bomb damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_082

St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_082
St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, City of London. A view looking north-east across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Mary-le-Bow Church

Background imageSecond World War Collection: The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03738

The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03738
The Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The south elevation of The Great Hall at Flowerpot Yard showing bomb damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Pauls Square Birmingham aa42_00123

St Pauls Square Birmingham aa42_00123
38 St Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. The exterior of 38 St Pauls Square, the premises of Martin & Company, Brassfounders and Woodworkers, photographed in 1941

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00440

Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00440
Colonial Buildings, 7 Horsefair, Ladywood, Birmingham. The premises of the Birmingham Tube and Fittings Company Limited on the corner of Horsefair and Windmill Street

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Repairing Milbank Estate P_H00261_004

Repairing Milbank Estate P_H00261_004
Millbank Estate, Ruskin House, Herrick Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. View from the north of Ruskin House on the Millbank Estate

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Mary Aldermanbury CXP01_01_090

St Mary Aldermanbury CXP01_01_090
St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, City of London. A view looking north-west across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Giles Cripplegate Church in the distance with St Mary Aldemanbury on the right

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Rebuilding P_H00101_009

Rebuilding P_H00101_009
DOVER, KENT. A large group of Belgian labourers, working on behalf of the Ministry of Works and posing outside of reconstructed terraced housing, in Dover, Kent

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Cow Lane Coventry, 1941 a42_00357

Cow Lane Coventry, 1941 a42_00357
Baker Billing and Crows Charity School, Cow Lane, Coventry. The front elevation of Baker, Billing and Crows Charity School on Cow Lane showing the entrance to Pressings Limited Cow Lane Works

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Mulberry Harbour 24688_027

Mulberry Harbour 24688_027
Two blocks of Mulberry Harbour, Portland Harbour, Dorset. This modular design enabled two complete prefabricated harbours to be towed across the channel

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Assembling a prefab P_H00043_005

Assembling a prefab P_H00043_005
Trowley Rise, Abbots Langley, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire. Workmen assembling a Swedish prefabricated house in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire

Background imageSecond World War Collection: The Crescent Plymouth nbr_leica_vi_34_21

The Crescent Plymouth nbr_leica_vi_34_21
The Crescent, Plymouth. A view from the east showing bomb damage to 15 The Crescent

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Andrews Plymouth nbr_leica_v_23_03

St Andrews Plymouth nbr_leica_v_23_03
St Andrews Church, Catherine Street, Plymouth. Interior view of the south aisle of St Andrews Church, showing bomb damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Guildhall York, 1945 a45_05206

Guildhall York, 1945 a45_05206
Guildhall, York. Interior view of the Guildhall showing oak columns standing amid the ruins of steel scaffolding as a result of bomb damage during the Blitz

Background imageSecond World War Collection: High Street Sutton Coldfield, 1942 a42_03367

High Street Sutton Coldfield, 1942 a42_03367
High Street, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. The front elevation of 20-24 High Street, including the premises of Boots the Chemists

Background imageSecond World War Collection: New Street Worcester, 1942 a42_03571

New Street Worcester, 1942 a42_03571
New Street, Worcester. The exterior of 4 Corn Market and 30 New Street, part of King Charles House, viewed from Corn Market

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Bartholomews Heigham, 1942 a42_03745

St Bartholomews Heigham, 1942 a42_03745
St Bartholomews Church, St Bartholomews Close, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk. St Bartholomews Church viewed from the south showing bomb damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Norfolk Iron Works Norwich, 1942 a42_03733

Norfolk Iron Works Norwich, 1942 a42_03733
Norfolk Iron Works, Coslany Street, Norwich. The front elevation of 24 Coslany Street showing bomb damage, with number 22 visible in the background

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Friar Gate Derby, 1941 a42_00903

Friar Gate Derby, 1941 a42_00903
115A - 117A Friar Gate, Derby. The exterior of 115A-117A Friar Gate, premises of Wendy (115A), The Berlitz School of Languages (116) and The Friary Salon (117)

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727

Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727
Market Hall, Worcester Street, Bull Ring, Birmingham. Construction workers beside a traction engine inside the bombed out shell of the Market Hall. The former Market Hall dated from the 1830s

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Thomas Church Birminghma, 1941 a42_00588

St Thomas Church Birminghma, 1941 a42_00588
St Thomass Church, Bath Row, Lee Bank, Birmingham. The tower and portico of St Thomass Church viewed from the north showing bomb damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Fleet Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00533

Fleet Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00533
5 - 5A Fleet Street, Coventry. The exterior of 5 and 5A Fleet Street, premises of H E Bass, Furrier and Simmons, Drapers. Evidence of damage caused by air raids can be seen to adjacent buildings

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Much Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00362

Much Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00362
8 - 10 Much Park Street, Coventry. Exterior view showing a policeman walking past the front elevation of 8-10 Much Park Street, premises of C. G. Hewitt

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00356

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00356
Court 20, Little Park Street, Coventry. The exterior of numbers 5 and 6, Court 20, accessed between 92 and 93 Little Park Street, showing the roof covered by tarpaulin

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00353

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00353
Court 16, Little Park Street, Coventry. The houses of Court 16 at the east side of Little Park Street showing damage caused by air raids

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Jordan Well Coventry, 1941 a42_00339

Jordan Well Coventry, 1941 a42_00339
20 - 21 Jordan Well, Coventry. The exterior of 20 and 21 Jordan Well, premises of L H Fearis Ltd. and Tom Pollard, showing damage to the upper storey windows

Background imageSecond World War Collection: New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00327

New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00327
New Street, Coventry. The exterior of 30 New Street with a woman standing in the doorway of the house holding a baby and the windows boarded as a result of bomb damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Corporation Street Birmingham, 1941 a42_00402

Corporation Street Birmingham, 1941 a42_00402
Coleridge Chambers, 175 - 177 Corporation Street, Birmingham. Coleridge Chambers, home of the Ideal Benefit Society and Barclays Bank, at 175-177 Corporation Street

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Johns Church, Deritend, 1942 a42_00201

St Johns Church, Deritend, 1942 a42_00201
St Johns Church, High Street Deritend, Deritend, Birmingham. The south elevation and tower of St Johns Church showing bomb damage. This building of 1735 replaced an earlier chapel of 1380

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Union Street Ladywood Birmingham, 1941 a42_00461

Union Street Ladywood Birmingham, 1941 a42_00461
Midland House, 27 - 30 Union Street, Ladywood, Birmingham. Midland House, the premises of Chamberlain King & Jones Limited, at 27-30 Union Street and 12 Union Passage, showing bomb damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Great Western Arcade Birmingham, 1941 a42_00436

Great Western Arcade Birmingham, 1941 a42_00436
GREAT WESTERN ARCADE, TEMPLE ROW, BIRMINGHAM. The entrance to the Great Western Arcade from Temple Row with two signs for ARP Shelters visible on lamp posts in the foreground

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Annes Convent Deritend a42_00473

St Annes Convent Deritend a42_00473
St Annes Convent, Lowe Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham. The exterior of St Annes Convent viewed from the east showing the pre Victorian building

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Annes School Deritend a42_00472

St Annes School Deritend a42_00472
St Annes School, Alcester Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham. An old man seated outside St Annes School, Alcester Street

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Bomb site clearance P_H00230_006

Bomb site clearance P_H00230_006
Whitmore Estate, Kingsland Road, Hoxton, Shoreditch, Hackney, Greater London. Men at work during reconstruction of flats on the Whitmore Estate in Hoxton following war damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Wartime communications centre HAY03_01_035

Wartime communications centre HAY03_01_035
Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Wareham Road, Holton Heath, Wareham St. Martin, Dorset. A photograph taken during the Second World War showing the interior of the control trench

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Repairing Wedmore Estate P_H00258_001

Repairing Wedmore Estate P_H00258_001
Wedmore Estate, Wessex Buildings, Wedmore Street, Holloway, Islington, Greater London. Builders working on the repair of war damaged London Council Council flats, at the Wedmore Estate

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Repairing bomb damage P_H00252_004

Repairing bomb damage P_H00252_004
Millbank Estate, Erasmus Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. Two workmen repairing bomb damage to London Council Council (LCC) flats on the Millbank Estate

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Wartime Newark OP35553

Wartime Newark OP35553
Castle Gate, Newark, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire. The exterior of 25 Castle Gate viewed looking across the street from the west with the Ram Hotel

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Rebuilding Lambeth OP35458

Rebuilding Lambeth OP35458
St Johns Church, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, Greater London. Exterior view from the north-west of St Johns Church, showing the building surrounded by scaffolding during rebuilding following bomb damage

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Directions to air raid shelter NBR_LEICA_VI_17_08

Directions to air raid shelter NBR_LEICA_VI_17_08
PRYSTEN HOUSE, FINEWELL STREET, PLYMOUTH, DEVON. The main entrance to Prysten House bearing a sign to the nearest air raid shelter

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Damaged theatre BB44_04083

Damaged theatre BB44_04083
New Royal Pavilion Theatre, 191 - 193 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, Greater London. Interior view of the New Royal Pavilion Theatre, showing the auditorium, in a derelict condition

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Roofless church a44_00568

Roofless church a44_00568
St Johns Church, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, Greater London. Interior view of the bomb damaged remains of St Johns Church, showing the east end, June 1941

Background imageSecond World War Collection: St Pauls Cathedral MCF01_02_1993

St Pauls Cathedral MCF01_02_1993
St Pauls Cathedral, St Pauls Churchyard, City of London. A view from the south-east showing St Pauls Cathedral the day after VE (Victory in Europe) day with London double decker buses driving past

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Mobile infant welfare unit MED01_01_2635

Mobile infant welfare unit MED01_01_2635
Borough General Hospital, Tremona Road, Shirley Warren, City of Southampton. Nurses posed by a van of the mobile infant welfare unit at Borough General Hospital

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Inner Temple Hall CXP01_01_154

Inner Temple Hall CXP01_01_154
INNER TEMPLE, HALL, TEMPLE, CITY OF LONDON. A view of the Inner Temple Hall from Pump Court showing the building lying in ruins after severe bomb damage



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