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"Remembering the Second World War: A Time of Courage and Sacrifice" Winston Churchill, the indomitable leader, inspires hope with his iconic V for Victory sign in 1942

Background imageSecond World War 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 imageSecond World War 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 imageSecond World War Collection: Royal Engineers bomb disposal team at work, [Mar 1941]

Royal Engineers bomb disposal team at work, [Mar 1941]
Bognor Regis. The men are tying a rope around an unexploded bomb, which has come to rest several feet below a kale field near Shripney Road. The bomb fell on 19 March 1941

Background imageSecond World War Collection: The Commando Memorial

The Commando Memorial, a World War II memorial, Fort William area, Highland region, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Rolls-Royce Merlin R. M. 14S. M. Mk 100 V-12 Engine, 1944. Creator: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Merlin R. M. 14S. M. Mk 100 V-12 Engine, 1944. Creator: Rolls-Royce
Formed in 1906 to produce automobiles, Rolls-Royce was asked to begin designing and building aircraft engines at the outbreak of World War I in 1914

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Iwo Jima War Memorial to the U

Iwo Jima War Memorial to the U.S. Marine Corps, Second World War, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America (USA), North America

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious

Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious
Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). RAF Spitfires at a British airfield during the Second World War. Painting in the Imperial War Museum, London. From " Britain In The Air", by Nigel Tangye

Background imageSecond World War Collection: North Sheffield marked with bombing targets, c. 1940

North Sheffield marked with bombing targets, c. 1940
Full title: Ordnance Survey map of north Sheffield copied by the Germans, and marked with bombing targets, c. 1940 Original at Sheffield Libraries: y06718

Background imageSecond World War Collection: The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). Creator: Unknown

The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). Creator: Unknown
The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). " Out To Sea and Into The Sky". The three famous partners of Force H - the battle-cruiser Renown, the Ark Royal

Background imageSecond World War Collection: 137 Squadron RAF, 1943

137 Squadron RAF, 1943
Group photograph of the pilots and ground crew of 137 Squadron with Westland Whirlwind fighter-bombers and the squadron mascot

Background imageSecond World War Collection: The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building

The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building bombed by Germany. V1 attack Buckingham Gate, Victoria

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Sgt Babbage lighting a cigarette, Bognor, 26 Aug 1940

Sgt Babbage lighting a cigarette, Bognor, 26 Aug 1940
On the beach at Bognor Regis close to the pier, the rescued pilot is accompanied by policemen and soldiers. Sgt Cyril Babbage belonged to 602 City of Glasgow Squadron, based at Westhampnett

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Wall of names, Memorial to the 80000 Jewish Victims of the Holocaust from Bohemia

Wall of names, Memorial to the 80000 Jewish Victims of the Holocaust from Bohemia and Moravia, Pinkas Synagogue, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageSecond World War Collection: The Westland Lysander, 1941. Creator: Unknown

The Westland Lysander, 1941. Creator: Unknown
The Westland Lysander, 1941. British army liaison aircraft made by Westland Aircraft, used before and during the Second World War

Background imageSecond World War 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 imageSecond World War Collection: Fairey Battles of 103 Squadron

Fairey Battles of 103 Squadron, in flight over France, 1940

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Down Lambeth Way. Lambeth Walk is buying a Spitfire of its own

Down Lambeth Way. Lambeth Walk is buying a Spitfire of its own. At the side of many market stalls are boxes made of wood by Mr Harry Smith, the local undertaker

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Mitsubishi A6M Zero aircraft, World War 2 C016 / 3818

Mitsubishi A6M Zero aircraft, World War 2 C016 / 3818
Mitsubishi A6M2 (Zero). US Air Force photograph of a test flight of a captured Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2 (Zero). This aircraft was being refined

Background imageSecond World War Collection: The 8th Army commander Bernard Law Montgomery, 1942. Artists: Sir John Alexander Hammerton, Unknown

The 8th Army commander Bernard Law Montgomery, 1942. Artists: Sir John Alexander Hammerton, Unknown
The 8th Army commander Bernard Law Montgomery, 1942. Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976), nicknamed Monty and the Spartan General

Background imageSecond World War Collection: A striking picture of Cataline flying boat taking off on the 24-hour patrol over the Atlantic

A striking picture of Cataline flying boat taking off on the 24-hour patrol over the Atlantic. They perform splendidly, searching for U-boats and guarding Atlantic convoys

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Alan Turing, British mathematician

Alan Turing, British mathematician
Alan Turing. Caricature of the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-54). In 1937 Turing described a theoretical computer (a Turing machine) in rigorous mathematical terms

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Memorial stele at Pegasus bridge, site of the first liberation, 6th June 1944

Memorial stele at Pegasus bridge, site of the first liberation, 6th June 1944, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Tank commemorating D-Day rehearsals, Slapton Sands, Slapton Ley, South Hams

Tank commemorating D-Day rehearsals, Slapton Sands, Slapton Ley, South Hams, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSecond World War Collection: RAF bomber pilot and second pilot, 1941

RAF bomber pilot and second pilot, 1941. Brave yet cautious, cool yet daring. From Bomber Command. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1941]

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Pointe du Hoc (Le Hoc Point), site of D-Day landings in June 1944 during Second World War

Pointe du Hoc (Le Hoc Point), site of D-Day landings in June 1944 during Second World War, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Battle of Britain memorial near Folkestone, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Battle of Britain memorial near Folkestone, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Statue of Anne Frank outside Westerkerk, near her house, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Statue of Anne Frank outside Westerkerk, near her house, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Soviet Pe-2 bomber and pilot, 1944

Soviet Pe-2 bomber and pilot, 1944
Soviet Pe-2 bomber and pilot. The pilot, Grigory Pasynkov, held the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Photographed in December 1944, in the St Petersburg region of Russia

Background imageSecond World War Collection: US 2-8-0 tender locomotive No. 1604 at Paddington Station, 1942

US 2-8-0 tender locomotive No. 1604 at Paddington Station, 1942
On December 11th 1942, for the very first time, an American built locomotive steamed into Paddington Station. Acute shortages of locomotives on the GW network due to locomotives being sent overseas

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939

Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939
An image of a group of child evacuees from the East End of London on Maidenhead station in Berkshire in 1939

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: Douglas DC-3 (PH-ALU) of KLM at Shoreham, 1940

Douglas DC-3 (PH-ALU) of KLM at Shoreham, 1940
A Douglas DC-3 in Dutch markings on the apron at Shoreham Airport, 1940

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Life in the W. A. A. F. 1940

Life in the W. A. A. F. 1940
Life in the W.A.A.F. 1940. From Life in the W.A.A.F. booklet on the Womens Auxiliary Air Force (WaF), in Tucks Better Little Book series

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator, c1930s

Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator, c1930s
Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) Italian fascist dictator, often refered to as Il Duce addressing fascist youths on the occasion of the calling up of the conscripts of the 1911 class, about 560

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Bomb damage. The scene in a street in East Ham, East London, typical of so many

Bomb damage. The scene in a street in East Ham, East London, typical of so many after an air raid

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb, 1941. Artist: Chas Brown

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb, 1941. Artist: Chas Brown
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb, 1941. The iconic British Second World War fighter was designed by Reginald Mitchell. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941, 1941

Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941, 1941 (1955). Incendiary bombs which fell on the nights of 10

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Two Short Sunderlands rescuing crew, 1940

Two Short Sunderlands rescuing crew, 1940
An artists impression of two Short Sunderlands rescuing the crew of the torpedoed merchant ship Kensington Court, 1940. On 18th September 1939 Kensington Court was stopped by U-32 with 13 shots of

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Winston Churchill, British statesman, World War II, 1939-1945

Winston Churchill, British statesman, World War II, 1939-1945. Churchill (1874-1965), Britains wartime Prime Minister, smiling and smoking a cigar, shakes hands with a soldier

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Sheffield under attack, 1940

Sheffield under attack, 1940
A tram set alight during the Sheffield blitz of December 1940. From an original at Sheffield Libraries: s01137

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Hawksley Avenue, Hillsborough, air raid damage, 1940

Hawksley Avenue, Hillsborough, air raid damage, 1940
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: s00993

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Fairey Battle of 103 Squadron

Fairey Battle of 103 Squadron
Fairey Battle K9270 PM-O of 103 Squadron, in flight over France, 1940

Background imageSecond World War Collection: Fairey Battles of 103 Squadron

Fairey Battles of 103 Squadron, in flight over France, 1940

Background imageSecond World War Collection: VE Day in High Street, Bognor Regis, 8 May 1945

VE Day in High Street, Bognor Regis, 8 May 1945
Many people are dancing to relayed music. L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/23/7



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"Remembering the Second World War: A Time of Courage and Sacrifice" Winston Churchill, the indomitable leader, inspires hope with his iconic V for Victory sign in 1942. The brave Royal Engineers bomb disposal team fearlessly works to protect lives amidst the chaos of war in March 1941. The Commando Memorial stands as a solemn tribute to the valiant soldiers who fought during World War II. The Renown, Ark Royal, and Sheffield sail together, symbols of strength and unity during these turbulent times (c1939-1941). The Iwo Jima War Memorial immortalizes the unwavering spirit and sacrifice of American troops in their fight against tyranny. The Westland Lysander aircraft takes flight in 1941, an unsung hero that played a vital role behind enemy lines (Creator: Unknown). North Sheffield bears witness to bombing targets as it endures relentless attacks during wartime (c. 1940). Eric Ravilious captures a unique perspective on runway life in 1941 - a testament to resilience amid constant danger (Creator: Eric Ravilious). General Bernard Law Montgomery leads the mighty Eighth Army with determination and strategic brilliance in 1942 (Artists: Sir John Alexander Hammerton, Unknown). During Anti-Gossip Week in August 1940, Sheffield Information Committee fights rumors that could undermine morale on the home front. Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill meet at the historic Teheran conference in 1943 - united against fascism but divided by ideology (b/w photo). The gallant pilots of RAF's 137 Squadron soar through skies filled with uncertainty but never falter in their mission (1943).