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"Unite and Conquer: Join the Royal Artillery, Serve Your Country in WW II" This recruitment poster calls upon brave individuals to join the Royal Artillery

Background imageWw 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 imageWw Ii Collection: Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery

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

Background imageWw 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 imageWw 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 imageWw 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 imageWw 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 imageWw 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 imageWw 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 imageWw 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 imageWw Ii Collection: Bismarck battleship

Bismarck battleship
Bismarck, German battleship Date: 1941

Background imageWw 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 imageWw 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 imageWw Ii Collection: Recruitment poster for the Corps of Military Police

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

Background imageWw Ii 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 imageWw 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 imageWw 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 imageWw Ii Collection: Together Poster

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

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Westland Whirlwind aeroplanes

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

Background imageWw 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 imageWw 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 imageWw Ii Collection: Back Them Up

Back Them Up! World War Two poster issued by HMSO (Her Majestys Stationery Office) featuring RAF Spitfires chasing and downing German fighter aircraft

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Lancaster I (4-Merlin) Bomber

Lancaster I (4-Merlin) Bomber, seen from three different angles. 1942

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Wartime poster of Churchills famous words

Wartime poster of Churchills famous words: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few, referring to the pilots of the Royal Air Force, fighting the Battle of Britain

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Harrogate Ladies College

Harrogate Ladies College
A girls school in a castle: Harrogate Colleges pleasant retreat at Lord Swintons residence near Ripon, Yorkshire at the beginning of World War II

Background imageWw Ii Collection: British WWII poster

British WWII poster
Help Britain Finish the Job! - wartime poster drumming up support for British forces, illustrated by five soldiers manning an anti-aircraft gun for defence of the coast

Background imageWw Ii Collection: The Commando Memorial

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

Background imageWw Ii Collection: HMS Barham, British battleship, Scapa Flow

HMS Barham, British battleship, Scapa Flow
HMS Barham, a Queen Elizabeth class battleship, launched 1914, served during the First and Second World Wars, sunk by a German U-boat 1941. Seen here with the Fleet in Scapa Flow, Scotland

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Wings For Victory

Wings For Victory More Savings - More Wings. Poster encouraging Britains to save money, aiding the war effort, specificially in the construction of new Lancaster Bomber aircraft for the RAF

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Woman 1940s UK navy women at war WW2 magazines

Woman 1940s UK navy women at war WW2 magazines

Background imageWw Ii 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 imageWw Ii Collection: Sixth Column Strategy

Sixth Column Strategy
Stout patriots dislodge an enemy machine gun post from the dome of St. Pauls using the usual Heath Robinson cunning! Please note

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Womens Land Army poster

Womens Land Army poster
Recruiting poster for the Womens Land Army during World War Two - Be in the Winning Team, Join the Womens Land Army - featuring a smiling land army girl leading two farm horses

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Police Officer & Triumph

Police Officer & Triumph
Metropolitan Police officer on a Triumph motorcycle during World War II

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Home Front - The Royal Navy

Home Front - The Royal Navy, The Difficult we can do at once The impossible may take longer Date: 1943

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Wartime poster, save bread, serve potatoes

Wartime poster, save bread, serve potatoes
Wartime poster encouraging people to save bread (and you save lives), serve potatoes (and you serve the country). Depicting a loaf of bread inside a lifebelt. 1940s

Background imageWw 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 imageWw Ii Collection: Gas proof pram, 1938

Gas proof pram, 1938. A resident of Hextable in Kent, invented a gas proof pram in which a baby could be kept safe during an air raid

Background imageWw Ii Collection: A man and woman carrying out work on a steam hammer during WW2, 1942

A man and woman carrying out work on a steam hammer during WW2, 1942
A man and woman carrying out work on a steam hammer during WW2 in the GWR Swindon Works, 1942. The man is wearing a blacksmiths apron

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Supermarine Type 350 Spitfire aeroplane

Supermarine Type 350 Spitfire aeroplane
Supermarine Type 350 Spitfire H.F. Mk. VI aeroplane in camouflage colours. 1940s

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Bouncing Bomb

Bouncing Bomb
Plans for Operation Chastise drawn by Sir Barnes Neville Wallis for the bouncing bomb used in the raid known as the Dambusters in World War II Date: c. 1943

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Hawker Hurricane Fighter, 1939

Hawker Hurricane Fighter, 1939
Diagram illustration of a British Hawker Hurricane Fighter, able to fly at a height of 35, 000 feet, with a 600 mile range and eight fixed Browning guns, firing 250 rounds in 10 seconds

Background imageWw Ii Collection: HMS Norfolk, British heavy cruiser, WW2

HMS Norfolk, British heavy cruiser, WW2
HMS Norfolk, British County-class heavy cruiser, launched 1928, served throughout the Second World War, decommissioned 1950. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageWw Ii Collection: HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2

HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2
HMS Jervis Bay, an armed merchant cruiser which served during the Second World War. Launched 1922 (as a passenger ship), commissioned for war service 1939

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Italian recruitment poster, Second World War

Italian recruitment poster, Second World War, featuring two soldiers asking the viewer what they are doing for the war effort. 1940s

Background imageWw Ii Collection: VE Day - royal family and Churchill on balcony

VE Day - royal family and Churchill on balcony
King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) together with their daughters, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) in ATS uniform and Princess Margaret Rose, and Prime Minister

Background imageWw Ii Collection: Dig for Victory poster - WWII

Dig for Victory poster - WWII
World War Two poster encouraging British civilians to dig for victory, featuring somebody doing just that

Background imageWw Ii Collection: The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain
A circular painting depicting the brave men of the Royal Airforce on the ground and in action during the Battle of Briatin



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"Unite and Conquer: Join the Royal Artillery, Serve Your Country in WW II" This recruitment poster calls upon brave individuals to join the Royal Artillery, a crucial force during World War II. As tensions rise, it is time for heroes to step forward and defend our nation. "The Mighty HMS Hood: A Symbol of British Naval Power in WW II" The Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Hood stands tall as a testament to Britain's naval supremacy during World War II. Its sheer size and firepower make it an awe-inspiring sight that strikes fear into the hearts of enemies. "Defending the Skies: Spitfire and Tempest Fighters Soar in WW II" The Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Tempest aeroplanes take flight, defending our skies with unparalleled bravery. These magnificent machines are instrumental in protecting our homeland from enemy attacks. "Praise for RAF Pilots: Churchill Hails Their Heroism During WW II" Winston Churchill commends the remarkable courage displayed by RAF pilots who valiantly fought against overwhelming odds during World War II. Their unwavering determination ensures that freedom will prevail over tyranny. "Beneath the Waves: T Class Submarines Strike Fear Into Enemies' Hearts in WW II" Silent but deadly, T class submarines prowl beneath treacherous waters, striking fear into enemy vessels during World War II. These stealthy warriors play a vital role in disrupting enemy supply lines and turning tides of war. "Back Them Up. Support Our Heroes - RAF Poster Encourages Unity During WW2" An inspiring RAF poster urges civilians to rally behind their courageous heroes fighting on the frontlines of World War II. Together, we can provide unwavering support that fuels their determination to protect our freedoms. "Sacrifice at Homefront: Save Kitchen Scraps to Feed Hens Amidst WWII Rationing" In times of scarcity caused by rationing during World War II, every contribution counts.