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Second World War
This collection holds extensive records relating to most operations of the Second World War, as well as a great deal on the Home Front. Major campaigns from this War are covered here in posters, leaflets and other printed materials. Photographs of Special Operations Executive personnel, double agents and defectors are also available.
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- Lend A Hand On The Land campaign: 'Join The Women's Land Army' poster
- 'We Want Your Kitchen Waste' poster
- 'Gas Attack' poster
- Children learning to 'Dig For Victory'
- Ministry of Food rationing leaflet: 'One Pot Meals'
- Air raids: aftermath of the first V2 attack, Chiswick, South West London
- Air raids: school classroom, bricked up against air raids
- Resistance fighter plants explosives on a railway line in France
- Mediterranean Allied Air Forces over Southern Italy, June 1944
- Operation Overlord: damage and destruction in Caen, 1944
Special Operations Executive Personnel: agent Noor Inayat Khan, aka Jeanne Marie
- Operation Pluto (Pipe Line Under The Ocean): construction of the steel drum at Tilbury