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1944 Collection

"1944: A Year of Triumph and Sacrifice in World War II" In 1944, the world was engulfed in the flames of war

Background image1944 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 image1944 Collection: LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. Please stand on the right of the escalator

LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. Please stand on the right of the escalator. Poster by Fougasse promoting proper etiquette on the London Underground, 1944

Background image1944 Collection: WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division

WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division
Screen-print poster, published circa 1950, showing the activities of the 52nd Lowland Division during the Second World War, with a map of Northern Europe, and unit badges along the top and bottom

Background image1944 Collection: D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach

D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach
American assault troops prepare to disembark their landing craft as it approaches the beach head, Omaha Beach. The smoke visible in the background attests to the massive naval artillery assault

Background image1944 Collection: LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. The more we are together, the more uncomfortable we ll

LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. The more we are together, the more uncomfortable we ll be - please pass along the platform. Poster by Fougasse promoting proper etiquette on the London Underground, 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Modified de Havilland Mosquito FBVI LR359

Modified de Havilland Mosquito FBVI LR359
Modified de Havilland Mosquito FBVI, LR359, which made the first twin-engined carrier-borne landing on to HMS Indefatigable on 25 March 1944 piloted by Lt Cdr Eric Brown. Date: 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Man holding flag

Man holding flag
Socialist pamphlet cover illustration: Letters to a young woman : an introduction to socialism by Douglas Rogers, Forum Press, 1944 Date: 1944

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 Kinecar by William Heath Robinson

The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson
Double page illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a well-equipped omnibus transporting passengers while they watch a film

Background image1944 Collection: D-DAY MAP 1944

D-DAY MAP 1944
Plan 1C - Operation Neptune, an elaborate map detailing the proposed D-Day Normandy assault landings by Allied troops on the French beaches. Date: June 1944

Background image1944 Collection: B-26 Marauder Medium Bomber; Second World War, 1944

B-26 Marauder Medium Bomber; Second World War, 1944
Illustration showing an American B-26 Marauder medium bomber flying through light flak above the coast of France, 1944

Background image1944 Collection: WW2 Poster -- Map of the British Army

WW2 Poster -- Map of the British Army
A Map of the British Army with Battle Honours, Military Achievements and Regimental Badges, first published in 1944 by HM Forces Savings Committee

Background image1944 Collection: The Road to the West

The Road to the West (1944). Luke, John 1906-1975. Date: 1944

Background image1944 Collection: A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn

A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a typically convoluted method of weeding a garden lawn. A man is hosted by ropes supported by a teepee configuration of poles worked by

Background image1944 Collection: Stauffenberg

Stauffenberg
CLAUS SCHENK GRAF VON STAUFFENBERG Lieutenant colonel on the General Staff and central figure among the conspirators of the July Plot

Background image1944 Collection: The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2

The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2. Note the American soldier in the landing craft holding a metal detector to sweep for landmines. Date: 1944

Background image1944 Collection: D-Day - Supplies pour ashore

D-Day - Supplies pour ashore
A stunning panorama photograph of a French invasion beach with the channel waters thick with US military shipping, as reinforcements

Background image1944 Collection: Cutaway Diagram of the V-1 Flying Bomb; Second World War

Cutaway Diagram of the V-1 Flying Bomb; Second World War
Cutaway diagram of the German V-1 Flying Bomb, showing the inner workings of this rocket propelled bomb, 1944

Background image1944 Collection: HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War

HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War
Photograph showing the Royal Navy battleship HMS Duke of York firing her 14-inch guns, whilst heavy seas break over her bows, sometime during the Second World War

Background image1944 Collection: Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War

Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War
Photograph showing gliders and men of the Allied Airborne Army, on an airfield somewhere in Britain, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan

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: Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Background image1944 Collection: Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944

Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing a Churchill AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) tank moving up to the front, France, 1944. The Churchill AVRE tank was equipped with a Petard mortar

Background image1944 Collection: Bernard Montgomery

Bernard Montgomery
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, (1887 1976), Montgomery was in command the 3rd division assault on Northern France in 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2

Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, 14 November 1944, with ambulances ready to remove casualties from the scene

Background image1944 Collection: Consolidated B-24H Liberator B-6

Consolidated B-24H Liberator B-6
Consolidated B-24 Liberator B.6 after Modifications at Scottish Aviation at Prestwick on 8th July 1944 Date: 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot

Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot
THE MAD ROBOT by William P McGivern. A brave man fires a ray-gun at an advancing metal robot with large claws and a brain encassed in a glass-domed head Date: 1944

Background image1944 Collection: German Panzer tank, 1944

German Panzer tank, 1944
A German Panzer tank, pictured during the Ardennes counter-offensive which became known as the Battle of the Bulge. Date: December 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Normandy Invasion 1944

Normandy Invasion 1944
A depiction by C.E.Turner of a scene during the early morning of 6th June 1944 as British forces make an amphibious landing on one of the Normandy beaches during D-Day

Background image1944 Collection: Advert for Idris quality soft drinks 1944

Advert for Idris quality soft drinks 1944
Who made the lemon squash Date: 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2

Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2
Panoramic view of bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, 18 November 1944. Rubble and debris can be seen on both sides of the road

Background image1944 Collection: Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2

Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage and a crater in Petherton Road, North London, 2 July 1944. A salvage operation took place, pumping out flooded basements

Background image1944 Collection: WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps erect Nissen Huts

WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps erect Nissen Huts
WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps in France - erecting Nissen Huts in preparation for the arrival of the main body of the army - the caption notes that many men in the pioneer Corps fought in

Background image1944 Collection: The Men of Arnhem by Bryan de Grineau

The Men of Arnhem by Bryan de Grineau
The Men of Arnhem: " A Superb Feat of Arms Performed by our First Airborne Division." - The Prime Minister. The First Airborne Division beating off a heavy attack by German S.S

Background image1944 Collection: Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah -Used between mid-19441-194

Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah -Used between mid-19441-1945 by the Japanese Army for long range reconnaissance

Background image1944 Collection: The British Second Army in Valkenswaard, Holland; Second Wor

The British Second Army in Valkenswaard, Holland; Second Wor
Photograph showing advance units of the British Second Army in the Dutch village of Valkenswaard, September 1944. This was the first settlement in Holland to be liberated

Background image1944 Collection: Winston Churchil visiting gun sites, England, 1944

Winston Churchil visiting gun sites, England, 1944
Winston Churchill visiting anti flying bomb defences in June 1944. Seen here at a gun battery in southern England. The caption on the back of the photograph reads, " The Prime Minister today

Background image1944 Collection: Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge
American soldiers on a German Tiger II (Royal Tiger) tank which had been knocked out by American Air Force fighter-bombers during the Battle of the Bulge

Background image1944 Collection: LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. Please pass down the car - someday, you might want to get in yourself

LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. Please pass down the car - someday, you might want to get in yourself! Poster by Fougasse promoting proper etiquette on the London Underground, 1944

Background image1944 Collection: LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. Please have your ticket ready at the barrier

LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. Please have your ticket ready at the barrier. Poster by Fougasse promoting proper etiquette on the London Underground, 1944

Background image1944 Collection: Three American soldiers at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France, following the Allied liberation of

Three American soldiers at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France, following the Allied liberation of the city, August 1944
WORLD WAR II: PARIS, 1944. Three American soldiers at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France, following the Allied liberation of the city, August 1944

Background image1944 Collection: NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2

NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2
The aftermath of a V1 flying bomb attack in Winchester Street, Pimlico. NFS firefighters join other rescue workers at the scene

Background image1944 Collection: PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1944. Our Friend. Lithograph poster by Ben Shahn, 1944

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1944. Our Friend. Lithograph poster by Ben Shahn, 1944, published by the Political Action Committee of the CIO in support of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Background image1944 Collection: Tank Battle in Villers Bocage, France 1944

Tank Battle in Villers Bocage, France 1944
Illustration showing a battle between German Tiger tanks and British tanks and infantry in the village of Villers Bocage, Normandy, June 1944

Background image1944 Collection: D-Day - Glider reinforcement team

D-Day - Glider reinforcement team
A team of paratroopers amuse themselves whilst awaiting the call to take flight in their glider to back up the initial assault phase on the Normandy coast



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"1944: A Year of Triumph and Sacrifice in World War II" In 1944, the world was engulfed in the flames of war. The year marked a turning point as nations united to fight against tyranny and oppression. The D-Day map became an iconic symbol of hope and determination. It outlined the meticulously planned invasion that would change the course of history forever. British and Canadian troops landed on Juno Beach, facing immense challenges but displaying unwavering courage. Meanwhile, William Heath Robinson's Kinecar invention showcased human ingenuity amidst chaos. This whimsical contraption provided a brief respite from the horrors of war, reminding people that creativity can thrive even in dark times. WW2 posters depicting the activities of 52 (Lowland) Division highlighted the tireless efforts made by soldiers on all fronts. Their bravery knew no bounds as they fought for freedom with every ounce of their being. The B-26 Marauder Medium Bomber soared through the skies, delivering devastating blows to enemy forces. Its presence instilled fear in those who sought to oppress others, proving that justice would prevail. Yet amidst destruction lay resilience; bomb damage in Brampton Road served as a stark reminder of both loss and strength within communities affected by war. German Panzer tanks roamed ominously across battlefields in 1944, representing an ever-present threat to Allied forces. But these steel behemoths were met with fierce resistance from brave soldiers determined to protect their homeland at all costs. As General Bernard Montgomery led his troops towards victory on "the road to the west, " he embodied leadership and strategic brilliance that inspired countless men under his command. Even amid wartime chaos, life continued its ordinary rhythm – depicted humorously by "A Garden Guide. " Extracting weeds from lawns mirrored society's collective effort to weed out evil ideologies while nurturing seeds of peace and unity. Ultimately, 1944 was a year of triumph and sacrifice.