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Background imageWorld War II Collection: Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Winston Churchill making his famous V for Victory sign, 1942

Winston Churchill making his famous V for Victory sign, 1942. A typical gesture of defiance from Britains wartime Prime Minister. (Colorised black and white print)

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Churchills praise for RAF Pilots

Churchills praise for RAF Pilots
" Never was so much owed by so many to so few" - Prime Minister Winston Churchill from a speech made on 20th August 1940

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Colonel David Stirling with a patrol in the desert

Colonel David Stirling with a patrol in the desert
Colonel David Stirling with a patrol of Special Air Service (SAS) men in the Middle East. Date: 1944

Background imageWorld War II Collection: HMS Hood, British battlecruiser

HMS Hood, British battlecruiser
HMS Hood, a British Admiral-class battlecruiser, launched 1918, served before and during the Second World War, sunk 24 May 1941. Seen here from above. Date: 20th century

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster for the Royal Navy - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - depicting a British submarine crew at action stations during an attack

Background imageWorld War II Collection: British battleship HMS King George V, Sydney, Australia, 1945

British battleship HMS King George V, Sydney, Australia, 1945. King George V after arriving from Tokyo where she had been present at the surrender of Japan

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Free French - Honour the Maquis

Free French - Honour the Maquis. The Maquis were rural guerrilla bands of French Resistance fighters, called maquisards, during the Occupation of France in World War II Date: circa 1941

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Background imageWorld War II Collection: WW2 poster, We shall not flag, Winston Churchill speech

WW2 poster, We shall not flag, Winston Churchill speech
WW2 poster, We shall not flag, we shall not fail. Winston Churchill speech, 4 June 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Eternal Flame at Battle of Stalingrad Memorial

Eternal Flame at Battle of Stalingrad Memorial
Russia, Volgograd (Zaryzin, Stalingrad). Battle of Stalingrad Memorial at Mamajev Kurgan Hill. The Memorial Hall of Honour with the Eternal Flame. Date: 2010

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery

Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery and know the pride of being a gunner. 1940s

Background imageWorld War II Collection: AI IMAGE - Spitfire aircraft flying over the White Cliffs of Dover, 1940s, (2023)

AI IMAGE - Spitfire aircraft flying over the White Cliffs of Dover, 1940s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Spitfire aircraft flying over the White Cliffs of Dover, 1940s, (2023). British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during

Background imageWorld War II Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Alan Turing, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Alan Turing, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Alan Turing, 1950s, (2023). British mathematician, logician and code breaker Alan Turing (1912-1954) joined the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Shardeloes country house during wartime

Shardeloes country house during wartime
Scenes from a country house, Shardeloes, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, during World War II. The house was used as a maternity home for evacuee mothers, offered as it was by the owners

Background imageWorld War II 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 imageWorld War II Collection: T class Submarine

T class Submarine
Inside a British submarine: complex details of the craft in which our underwater crews live and fight. A sectional view of a boat of the T class, showing how machinery, torpedoes

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Hood

Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Hood, sunk by the German Battleship Bismarck at the Battle of Denmark Strait on 24th May 1941. Named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood (1724-1816)

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Home Park Stadium Going to the Match - Plymouth Argyle FC

Home Park Stadium Going to the Match - Plymouth Argyle FC
Home Park is a football stadium in Plymouth, England. The ground, nicknamed the Theatre of Greens, has been the home of Football League Two club Plymouth Argyle since 1901.[3] After undergoing

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Tempest aeroplanes

Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Tempest aeroplanes
Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1, Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, and Hawker Tempest aeroplanes, all in camouflage paint. 1940s

Background imageWorld War II Collection: H. M. S. Glowworm ramming the Admiral Hipper

H. M. S. Glowworm ramming the Admiral Hipper
The 1345-ton destroyer Glowworm ramming the 10, 000-ton German cruiser Hipper after a single-handed duel at point-blank range

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Recruitment poster for the Corps of Military Police

Recruitment poster for the Corps of Military Police - Second World War. circa 1940

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Robert Blair 'Paddy'Mayne was born in Newtownards, County Down

Robert Blair "Paddy"Mayne was born in Newtownards, County Down
Robert Blair " Paddy" Mayne was born in Newtownards, County Down, the second youngest of seven children. The Mayne family were prominent landowners who owned several retail businesses in

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Poster: Save kitchen scraps to feed the hens

Poster: Save kitchen scraps to feed the hens! Keep it dry, free from glass, metal, bones, paper, etc. It also feeds pigs. Your council will collect. 1940s

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Bismarck battleship

Bismarck battleship
Bismarck, German battleship Date: 1941

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Handley Page Halifax bombers of 35 Squadron

Handley Page Halifax bombers of 35 Squadron
Two Handley Page Halifax II aircraft of 35 Squadron RAF, 1942

Background imageWorld War II Collection: RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2

RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2
RAF Poster, Back Them Up!, showing a British Spitfire shooting down a German bomber during the Second World War. 1940s

Background imageWorld War II Collection: HMS Suffolk

HMS Suffolk, heavy cruiser, the ship that shadowed the Bismarck by maintaining radar contact from the evening of 23rd May 1941 for 31 long hours until the early morning of 25th May

Background imageWorld War II Collection: DH Mosquito

DH Mosquito

Background imageWorld War II Collection: The French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock

The French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock
The Free French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock with Cardwell Bay and Gourock in background - Scotland. The war memorial (built in the shape of the Cross of Lorrain)

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Churchill and Roosevelt

Churchill and Roosevelt
Washington D.C. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt relax in the south grounds of the White House prior to the daily meeting of the combined British and U.S

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Short Sunderland

Short Sunderland
circa 1940: A Royal Air Force flying boat sits on the water. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Firefighters on a tea break after fire St Katherines Dock

Firefighters on a tea break after fire St Katherines Dock
London firefighters (with cork helmets) and Auxiliary Fire Service firefighters (with tin hats and AFS badges on their tunics)

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - showing the might of a British King George V Class Battleship cutting a swathe through the ocean

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Lancaster Bomber

Lancaster Bomber
circa 1945: A Royal Air Force Lancaster Bomber in flight. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II Collection: The Mansion, Bletchley Park, the World War II code-breaking centre, Buckinghamshire

The Mansion, Bletchley Park, the World War II code-breaking centre, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Propaganda poster for the RAF

Propaganda poster for the RAF during World War Two. Victory of the Allies is assured. Intensive bombing of Germanys war industries continues

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery - British Army Officer

Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery - British Army Officer
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (" Monty" ) KG, GCB, DSO, PC (1887-1976) - British Army Officer, famed for his successes and tactical ability in WW2. Date: circa 1944

Background imageWorld War II Collection: The Sinking of the Bismarck

The Sinking of the Bismarck
The sinking of the German Battleship Bismarck. In response to sinking the HMS Hood, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the order to " Sink the Bismarck"

Background imageWorld War II Collection: D-Day - British and Canadian troops landing - Juno Beach

D-Day - British and Canadian troops landing - Juno Beach
British and Canadian 3rd Division troops land at Juno Beach. D-Day began on June 6th, 1944 at 6:30am and was conducted in two assault phases - the air assault landing of allied troops followed by an

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Boarding a Wellington II of 104 Sqn

Boarding a Wellington II of 104 Sqn
Vickers Wellington II of 104 Squadron at RAF Driffield, aircrew boarding, September 1941

Background imageWorld War II Collection: National Savings Group wartime poster

National Savings Group wartime poster
Convoy your country to victory : save and lend through our National Savings Group. World War II poster illustrated by warship flying the Royal Navy ensign

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Together Poster

Together Poster, showing the armed forces of the British Empire marching together

Background imageWorld War II Collection: H. M. S. Warspite

H. M. S. Warspite
An overhead view of H.M.S.Warspite during the Battle of Cape Matapan. Warspite was a veteran British Queen Elizabeth class battleship which had taken part in the Battle of Jutland in World War I

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Westland Whirlwind aeroplanes

Westland Whirlwind aeroplanes
Westland Aircraft Ltd, Whirlwind aeroplanes, mostly in camouflage colours. 1940s

Background imageWorld War II Collection: French poster from General de Gaulle, WW2

French poster from General de Gaulle, WW2
A French poster with a message to all French people from General Charles de Gaulle, based in London during the Second World War. France has lost one battle, but France has not lost the war

Background imageWorld War II Collection: USA, B-17 Bomber Aircraft, Cockpit, Salinas, California

USA, B-17 Bomber Aircraft, Cockpit, Salinas, California

Background imageWorld War II Collection: Wellington Bombers

Wellington Bombers
8th February 1940: A flight of Vickers Wellington long range bombers, used by the Royal Air Force to undertake raids into Germany and elsewhere. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)



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