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His Majestys Stationery Office Collection

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Insignia of the Order of the British Empire, 1953

Insignia of the Order of the British Empire, 1953. The piece is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Those who went to shelters began a new kind of night-life, 11th November, 1940, 1942

Those who went to shelters began a new kind of night-life, 11th November, 1940, 1942. London residents taking shelter in Elephant and Castle tube station during the World War II

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942)

It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942). A girl Ambulance Driver sets out through the blitz. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942)

Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942). Families made homeless by the blitz of World War II. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Robes of the Royal Victorian Order, 1953

Robes of the Royal Victorian Order, 1953. The piece is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Tobruk was the target at this time; it was the front door for Rommels supplies

Tobruk was the target at this time; it was the front door for Rommels supplies. While the shutter was open for this photograph, taken 10, 000 feet above an El Gubi landing ground

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The mail run to Benghazi was now possible, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown

The mail run to Benghazi was now possible, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown
The mail run to Benghazi was now possible only to the heavy four-engined bombers based near Cairo. Halifaxes bombed by night, U.S. Liberators by day, c1942-1943, (1945). From " R.A.F

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Naval Albacores were part of the striking force, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown

Naval Albacores were part of the striking force, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown
Naval Albacores were part of the striking force operating from Maltas cratered airfield. In the convoy action shortly to be described, they scored torpedo hits on a cruiser and two destroyers

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: An aircraft which could carry torpedoes over many hundreds of miles, c1942-1943, (1945)

An aircraft which could carry torpedoes over many hundreds of miles, c1942-1943, (1945)
An aircraft which could carry torpedoes over many hundreds of miles would greatly increase out power of hitting Rommels supplies at sea, c1942-1943, (1945). From " R.A.F

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The tank buster was the second new weapon, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown

The tank buster was the second new weapon, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown
The tank buster was the second new weapon - a surprise sprung upon the Afrika Korps as it raced north from Bir Hakeim, c1942-1943, (1945). From " R.A.F

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Huge bombproof stores and repair shops were made from the caves, c1942-1943, (1945)

Huge bombproof stores and repair shops were made from the caves, c1942-1943, (1945)
Huge bombproof stores and repair shops were made from the caves in the Mokattam hills, south of Cairo. The Pyramids, seen faintly in the distance across the Nile

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The Luftwaffe scrambles as Bostons of the S. A. A. F. c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown

The Luftwaffe scrambles as Bostons of the S. A. A. F. c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown
The Luftwaffe scrambles as Bostons of the S.A.A.F. surprise a Martuba airfield. The light bombers maintained a constant offensive against these forward landing grounds, c1942-1943, (1945)

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: R. A. F. Ground Crews: Tripolitania, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown

R. A. F. Ground Crews: Tripolitania, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown
R.A.F. Ground Crews: Tripolitania, c1942-1943, (1945). From " R.A.F. Middle East - The Official Story of Air Operations, Feb. 1942 - Jan. 1943"

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Sidi Barrani: R. A. F. Ground Crews, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown

Sidi Barrani: R. A. F. Ground Crews, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown
Sidi Barrani: R.A.F. Ground Crews, c1942-1943, (1945). From " R.A.F. Middle East - The Official Story of Air Operations, Feb. 1942 - Jan. 1943"

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: As the Germans thrust at Alamein, these four men walked into the British lines

As the Germans thrust at Alamein, these four men walked into the British lines, c1942-1943, (1945). From " R.A.F. Middle East - The Official Story of Air Operations, Feb. 1942 - Jan. 1943"

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: R. A. F. rendezvous, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown

R. A. F. rendezvous, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown
R.A.F. rendezvous. Crews of the Liberators and Beauforts detailed to attack the Italian fleet simultaneously, c1942-1943, (1945). From " R.A.F

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Dispersed in the back streets of Cairo is a whole little industry... c1942-1943, (1945)

Dispersed in the back streets of Cairo is a whole little industry... c1942-1943, (1945)
Dispersed in the back streets of Cairo is a whole little industry, the maintenance units which renew and reassemble the aircraft brought back from the desert

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The hot sun streams down on a desert landing ground, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown

The hot sun streams down on a desert landing ground, c1942-1943, (1945). Creator: Unknown
The hot sun streams down on a desert landing ground. A Boston, trim and perky, has returned from a raid; four quick, cheerful South Africans come in to report

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Great Sword of State with scabbard, 1953

Great Sword of State with scabbard, 1953. The piece was commissioned in 1626 for the coronation of Charles I and is now part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Coronation rings, 1953. Artist: Rundell, Bridge and Rundell

Coronation rings, 1953. Artist: Rundell, Bridge and Rundell
Coronation rings, 1953. Queen Adelaides Coronation Rings (1831) are part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Chalices and patens, 1953

Chalices and patens, 1953. The pieces (17th century) are part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The crown made for the Prince of Wales in 1729, 1953

The crown made for the Prince of Wales in 1729, 1953. Coronet of Frederick was made in 1728 for Frederick, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of George II

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Chalice, 1664, 1953

Chalice, 1664, 1953. The piece (1664) is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Pitcher, 1692, 1953

Pitcher, 1692, 1953. The piece (1692) is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Candlesticks, c. 1662, 1953

Candlesticks, c. 1662, 1953
Candlesticks, c.1662, 1953. The piece (c1662) is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The Lily Font, 1953. Artist: Edward Barnard and Sons

The Lily Font, 1953. Artist: Edward Barnard and Sons
The Lily Font, 1953. The piece (1840) is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Altar Dish, 1664, 1953. Artist: Henry Greenway

Altar Dish, 1664, 1953. Artist: Henry Greenway
Altar Dish, 1664, 1953. The piece (1664) is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Exeter Salt, 1953. Artist: Johann Hass

Exeter Salt, 1953. Artist: Johann Hass
Exeter Salt, 1953. The piece (1630) is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Hilt and scabbard of the Jewelled State Sword, 1953

Hilt and scabbard of the Jewelled State Sword, 1953. The piece was commissioned in 1820 for the coronation of George IV and is now part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Table Fountain, 1953. Artist: Peter Oehr I

Table Fountain, 1953. Artist: Peter Oehr I
Table Fountain, 1953. The piece (c1661) is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Ampulla and Spoon, 1953

Ampulla and Spoon, 1953. The pieces (second half 12th century) are part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: St. Edwards Crown with which the Sovereign is crowned, 1953

St. Edwards Crown with which the Sovereign is crowned, 1953. St Edwards Crown, the official coronation crown of British monarchs and part of the Crown Jewels

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Ewer and basin, c. 1735, 1953

Ewer and basin, c. 1735, 1953
Ewer and basin, c.1735, 1953. The pieces (1735) are part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. They were used in 1738 for the baptism of the future King George III

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Arms Dish, 1660, 1953. Artist: Henry Greenway

Arms Dish, 1660, 1953. Artist: Henry Greenway
Arms Dish, 1660, 1953. The piece (1660) is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Robes of the Order of the Garter, 1953

Robes of the Order of the Garter, 1953. The piece is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA. [Her Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1953]

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Dish warmer and cover, c. 1820, 1953

Dish warmer and cover, c. 1820, 1953
Dish warmer and cover, c.1820, 1953. The piece (c1820) is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The Sovereigns Orb and Queen Mary IIs Orb, 1953

The Sovereigns Orb and Queen Mary IIs Orb, 1953. The Sovereigns Orb was commissioned for the coronation of Charles II (1661)

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The head of the Sceptre with the Cross, 1953. Artist: Robert Viner

The head of the Sceptre with the Cross, 1953. Artist: Robert Viner
The head of the Sceptre with the Cross, 1953. The piece was commissioned in 1661 for the coronation of Charles II and is now part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The Commandos Were There, 1940-1942, (1943)

The Commandos Were There, 1940-1942, (1943). The British Commandos were formed during the Second World War in June 1940, following a request from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The Family Must Eat, c1940 (1942)

The Family Must Eat, c1940 (1942). An East End family cook a meal for the family from the ruined house across the street (visible through the window)

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The Americans Lend a Hand, 1940-1942, (1943)

The Americans Lend a Hand, 1940-1942, (1943). Strategic bombing during World War II. A bombing attack by US Flying Fortresses knocks out a key airfield at Abbeville

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Zero Feet, Near Zero Hour, 1940-1942, (1943)

Zero Feet, Near Zero Hour, 1940-1942, (1943). Low-flying aircraft took this reconnaissance photograph of Dieppe, 36 hours before the operation began. A German sentry is at the bridgehead

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: The Spirit of St. Nazaire, 1940-1942, (1943)

The Spirit of St. Nazaire, 1940-1942, (1943). As part of Operation Ariel, Saint-Nazaire like Dunkirk became an evacuation point for the British back to England. From Combined Operations, 1940-1942

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Assault Course, 1940-1942, (1943)

Assault Course, 1940-1942, (1943)
Assault Course, 1943. Training was provided for commandos, brigade groups in the assault role, formations in follow up and the RAF

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Sea-borne Assault: Troops Move In To Madagascar, 1940-1942, (1943)

Sea-borne Assault: Troops Move In To Madagascar, 1940-1942, (1943). The Battle of Madagascar was a British campaign to capture Vichy French-controlled Madagascar during World War II

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: Silver-gilt tankards, c. 1661, 1953

Silver-gilt tankards, c. 1661, 1953
Silver-gilt tankards, c.1661, 1953. The pieces (c1661) are part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: To Sit There And Carry On as though nothing was happening outside was not easy, 1941 (1942)

To Sit There And Carry On as though nothing was happening outside was not easy, 1941 (1942). G.P.O and Control Centre telephonists were called upon to do their ordinary jobs coolly

Background imageHis Majestys Stationery Office Collection: There Was Noting He Did Not Do, from moving people out of threatened shelters to mounting guard ove

There Was Noting He Did Not Do, from moving people out of threatened shelters to mounting guard over unexploded bombs, 1941 (1942)



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