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Wartime Collection (#8)

Background imageWartime Collection: RAF personnel marking German positions, WW1

RAF personnel marking German positions, WW1
RAF pilots and observers marking German positions in preparation for a raid, on the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: King George V inspecting Scottish troops, WW1

King George V inspecting Scottish troops, WW1
King George V inspecting Scottish troops during a visit to the Western Front, World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: German ammunition left behind, Morval, France, WW1

German ammunition left behind, Morval, France, WW1

Background imageWartime Collection: British heavy trench mortar, Western Front, WW1

British heavy trench mortar, Western Front, WW1
A Brtish heavy trench mortar firing on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: Australian gunners loading shell, Western Front, WW1

Australian gunners loading shell, Western Front, WW1
Australian gunners loading a shell into a big gun during hot weather on the Western Front, World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: British soldiers with anti-aircraft gun, Western Front, WW1

British soldiers with anti-aircraft gun, Western Front, WW1
British soldiers with an anti-aircraft gun camouflaged by bales of hay at harvest time, on the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: Advanced water supply for British troops, WW1

Advanced water supply for British troops, WW1
An advanced water supply for British troops on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: King George V with RAF pilots, Western Front, WW1

King George V with RAF pilots, Western Front, WW1
King George V inspecting RAF pilots on the Western Front in France during World War One. General Herbert Plumer (nicknamed Old Plum) can be seen on the left. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: British soldier washing clothes, Western Front, WW1

British soldier washing clothes, Western Front, WW1
A British soldier washing clothes near the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: British soldiers advancing on Western Front, WW1

British soldiers advancing on Western Front, WW1
British soldiers advancing on the Western Front during World War One. They are spreading out to minimise the effects of hostile shelling. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: Railway with supplies for British troops, WW1

Railway with supplies for British troops, WW1
A railway train bringing supplies for British troops on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: British soldiers decorated with VCs, WW1

British soldiers decorated with VCs, WW1
Three British soldiers who were decorated with the Victoria Cross on the Western Front in France during World War One. They are, from left to right, Captain J. J

Background imageWartime Collection: Mr Asquith visiting the Western Front, WW1

Mr Asquith visiting the Western Front, WW1

Background imageWartime Collection: White horse waiting for his rider, Western Front, WW1

White horse waiting for his rider, Western Front, WW1
A white horse saddled and bridled, waiting for his rider on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: RAF scouting squadron, Western Front, WW1

RAF scouting squadron, Western Front, WW1
An RAF scouting squadron on an airfield on the Western Front in France during World War One. They flew low in order to shoot at the enemy. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: 1940s woman

1940s woman
A woman, Dorothy Margaret Hunt (born 1924), poses by a trellis and arch in a garden wearing a typical 1940s skirt suit, with a double-breasted jacket, leather gloves and a hat a jaunty angle

Background imageWartime Collection: British infantry waiting to advance, Western Front, WW1

British infantry waiting to advance, Western Front, WW1

Background imageWartime Collection: British soldiers find bath in abandoned German dugout, WW1

British soldiers find bath in abandoned German dugout, WW1
British soldiers find a bathtub in an abandoned German dugout on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: British soldiers sheltering under pontoons, WW1

British soldiers sheltering under pontoons, WW1
British soldiers sheltering from the sun under pontoons on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: British officer with horse and dog mascot, WW1

British officer with horse and dog mascot, WW1
A British officer leading his horse along a road, giving his dog mascot a turn in the saddle on the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: British 15-inch shells in transit, Western Front, WW1

British 15-inch shells in transit, Western Front, WW1
British 15-inch shells in transit on a light railway track on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: Australian machine gunners returning from trenches, WW1

Australian machine gunners returning from trenches, WW1
Australian machine gunners returning from the trenches on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: Cook preparing food for British troops, Western Front, WW1

Cook preparing food for British troops, Western Front, WW1
A cook preparing food for British troops near the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: British soldiers taking captured German gun, WW1

British soldiers taking captured German gun, WW1
British soldiers taking a captured German gun on the Western Front during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: Two large British guns on Western Front, WW1

Two large British guns on Western Front, WW1
Two large British guns used against the Germans on the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: British and French soldiers sharing food, WW1

British and French soldiers sharing food, WW1

Background imageWartime Collection: Bones Make Explosives - World War II poster

Bones Make Explosives - World War II poster
World War Two poster encouraging civilians on the Home Front to save all bones for salvage as they can be made into bombs for the war effort. Date: c.1940

Background imageWartime Collection: Women of Britain - World War Two poster

Women of Britain - World War Two poster
World War Two poster encouraging the women of Britain to answer the call and go and work in the munitions factories. Date: c. 1941

Background imageWartime Collection: Bones Wanted for Salvage - World War II poster

Bones Wanted for Salvage - World War II poster
Ministry of Information poster during World War Two encouraging people to save bones for salvage. Date: c.1940

Background imageWartime Collection: Squander Bug Wanted Poster - World War Two

Squander Bug Wanted Poster - World War Two
World War Two poster which is a spoof of a Western style Wanted poster showing a mug shot of the squander bug, aka Hitlers pal, who

Background imageWartime Collection: Painting of the Lusitania

Painting of the Lusitania
A framed painting by B Parr, dated 1919, of the SS Lusitania, a passenger ship which was torpedoed without warning by a German U-boat in May 1915. Date: 1919

Background imageWartime Collection: Careless Talk Costs Lives - World War II poster

Careless Talk Costs Lives - World War II poster
A poster instructing civilians to " Keep it under your hat" and not to gossip, in case vital information is inadvertently passed to the enemy. Date: c.1940

Background imageWartime Collection: Programme and two leaflets

Programme and two leaflets
A programme and two leaflets relating to shipwrecks: 1. Programme for a concert in aid of the survivors of RMS Titanic, taking place on 13 May 1912

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster: You can bet your boots on him

Poster: You can bet your boots on him! Showing a British soldier checking his own feet, as part of a daily foot inspection. circa 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, To the Women of Britain

Poster, To the Women of Britain. Some of your menfolk are holding back on your account. Won t you prove your love for your Country by persuading them to go? circa 1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, In Her Hour of Need

Poster, In Her Hour of Need Your Country Calls for You. circa 1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You

Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You
Poster, Britons - (Kitchener) wants YOU. Join your countrys army. The classic World War One recruitment poster designed by Alfred Leete. circa 1916

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime poster, War Savings Are Warships

Wartime poster, War Savings Are Warships, encouraging people to save more to help the war effort. Showing four warships at sea. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster: Dig For Victory Now

Poster: Dig For Victory Now
Poster encouraging people to Dig For Victory Now, and enjoy your own vegetables all the year round. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Information poster, essential foods

Information poster, essential foods
Information poster giving details of essential foods needed during wartime rationing. 1940s

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime fashions, 1940

Wartime fashions, 1940
A variety of smart dresses available as sewing patterns from Weldon s. Date: 1940

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster: You can help to build me a ship

Poster: You can help to build me a ship
Poster: a British sailor says You can help to build me a ship. You can learn quickly and you will be working to win. Ask at any Employment Exchange for advice and full details

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime poster, conservation of wheat for war effort

Wartime poster, conservation of wheat for war effort
First World War poster recommending the conservation of wheat. Think!! For every 100, 000 tons of wheat saved by economy 28, 000 troops can be rationed and transported from America

Background imageWartime Collection: Wartime poster seeking blood donors

Wartime poster seeking blood donors. They ve got him! Have we got you as a blood donor? With a space at the bottom for details of a local donation centre

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster seeking women for the ATS and WaF

Poster seeking women for the ATS and WaF
Poster seeking women to join the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) and WaF (Womens Auxiliary Air Force) -- full information at the nearest recruiting centre or your employment exchange

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Lend Your Strong Right Arm to your Country

Poster, Lend Your Strong Right Arm to your Country, Enlist Now. circa 1915

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster stamp design, Keep Em Rolling

Poster stamp design, Keep Em Rolling
Poster stamp design for Union Pacific Railways, Keep Em Rolling -- Tanks Don t Fight in Factories! Showing a tank and a railway train, with the message: The Railroads are the Backbone of Offense

Background imageWartime Collection: Poster, Green Vegetables Keep You Well

Poster, Green Vegetables Keep You Well
Wartime poster, Green Vegetables Keep You Well. Prevention is better than cure. 1940s




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