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"War Time: A Glimpse into the Courage and Resilience of a Nation" Amidst the chaos, Holland House library stands tall after an air raid

Background imageWar Time Collection: Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940

Background imageWar Time Collection: Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery

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

Background imageWar Time Collection: HMS Warspite, British battleship, WW1

HMS Warspite, British battleship, WW1
HMS Warspite, a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship, launched 1913. She served during the First World War, taking part in the Battle of Jutland (1916), and also served throughout the Second World War

Background imageWar Time Collection: Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You

Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You
Poster, Britons - (Kitchener) wants YOU. Join your countrys army. The classic World War One recruitment poster designed by Alfred Leete. circa 1916

Background imageWar Time Collection: Map of Australia

Map of Australia, showing her natural and industrial resources. 20th century

Background imageWar Time 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 imageWar Time 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 imageWar Time Collection: Recruitment poster for the Corps of Military Police

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

Background imageWar Time Collection: Painting of the Lusitania

Painting of the Lusitania
A framed painting by B Parr, dated 1919, of the SS Lusitania, a passenger ship which was torpedoed without warning by a German U-boat in May 1915

Background imageWar Time Collection: HMS Malaya, British battleship, WW1

HMS Malaya, British battleship, WW1
HMS Malaya, a Queen Elizabeth class British battleship, launched 1915, served during the First World War including the Battle of Jutland, also served in the Second World War, decommissioned 1944

Background imageWar Time Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageWar Time Collection: British Royal Navy recruitment poster, WW1

British Royal Navy recruitment poster, WW1
A British Royal Navy recruitment poster for seamen, aged 19 to 30, to enlist for the duration of the First World War. No previous experience necessary. Date: circa 1915

Background imageWar Time 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 imageWar Time Collection: HMS Valiant, British battleship, WW1

HMS Valiant, British battleship, WW1
HMS Valiant, a Queen Elizabeth class British battleship, launched 1914, served during the First World War including the Battle of Jutland, also served in the Second World War, decommissioned 1945

Background imageWar Time Collection: John Jack Travers Cornwell, Battle of Jutland

John Jack Travers Cornwell, Battle of Jutland
John Jack Travers Cornwell (1900-1916), posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery on HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland

Background imageWar Time Collection: Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham

Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham
Aerial view of Shotley Bridge Hospital, County Durham. It was originally opened by the Gateshead Union in 1912 as a TB sanatorium (far right of picture)

Background imageWar Time Collection: Lancaster I (4-Merlin) Bomber

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

Background imageWar Time 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 imageWar Time Collection: National Savings Group wartime poster

National Savings Group wartime poster
Convoy your country to victory : save and lend through our National Savings Group. World War II poster illustrated by warship flying the Royal Navy ensign

Background imageWar Time 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 imageWar Time Collection: WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care

WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care
Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and medical care during the First World War. From the top: stretcher bearers, a field ambulance, the casualty clearing station, a train taking men off to the base

Background imageWar Time Collection: Womens Institute activities during the First World War

Womens Institute activities during the First World War, making jam and wicker baskets to help with the war effort. 1915

Background imageWar Time Collection: Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1

Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1
A British tank at the Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, during the First World War. Some of the crew have come out for a breath of fresh air while waiting for the order to advance. Date: 1917

Background imageWar Time Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor, WW1

Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor, WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), German Emperor, in uniform during the First World War. Postcard reproduction of a painting by Fischer. Date: 1914-1915

Background imageWar Time Collection: Britannia and Eve, July 1939

Britannia and Eve, July 1939
Front cover illustration depicting a woman with a typical 1940s hairstyle hugging her wire-haired fox terrier dog

Background imageWar Time Collection: Wartime pig food poster

Wartime pig food poster
We Want Your Kitchen Waste - poster encouraging the saving of food scraps for use as pig food, to be collected by the council. It also feeds poultry

Background imageWar Time Collection: Keep a Pig poster

Keep a Pig poster
Poster from the Small Pig Keepers Council encouraging the keeping of pigs during wartime - save waste and make food - illustrated by a man in cardigan and hat with a bucket of slops for the pig

Background imageWar Time Collection: Propaganda poster: careless talk costs lives

Propaganda poster: careless talk costs lives
Second world war propaganda poster warning people that careless talk costs lives. Tell nobody -- not even her

Background imageWar Time Collection: Harley Davidson Ad

Harley Davidson Ad
An advertisement for Harley- Davidson, extolling the wartime virtues of their motor-cycle and sidecar combination

Background imageWar Time 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 imageWar Time Collection: 2nd Scots Guards leaving Tower of London, WW1

2nd Scots Guards leaving Tower of London, WW1
Men of the 2nd Scots Guards leaving the Tower of London to go into camp at Lyndhurst in the New Forest, for the formation of the 7th Division during the First World War

Background imageWar Time Collection: King George VI and Winston Churchill, 1940

King George VI and Winston Churchill, 1940
Wartime British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill photographed with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in September 1940 after the Palace had been damaged by German bombs during

Background imageWar Time Collection: British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1

British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1
Two British battle cruisers at sea, HMS Tiger (left) and HMS Lion (right), at sea during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageWar Time Collection: Australian troops in trench, near Armentieres, France, WW1

Australian troops in trench, near Armentieres, France, WW1
Troops of the 2nd Australian Division in a front line trench at Croix du Bac, near Armentieres, northern France, during the First World War. Date: 18 May 1916

Background imageWar Time Collection: British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1

British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1
British troops having fun bathing in the sea at Etaples, northern France, during the First World War. Date: June 1917

Background imageWar Time Collection: British FE2B bomber in flight, WW1

British FE2B bomber in flight, WW1
A British FE2B bomber biplane in flight over fields during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageWar Time Collection: General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1

General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1
Scene during General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem during the First World War. Date: 11 December 1917

Background imageWar Time 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 imageWar Time 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 imageWar Time Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageWar Time Collection: Major James McCudden, Royal Flying Corps, WW1

Major James McCudden, Royal Flying Corps, WW1
Major James Thomas Byford McCudden (1895-1918), officer and pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. He received more medals for gallantry than any other British airman serving in

Background imageWar Time Collection: 5th Battalion Connaught Rangers, Basingstoke, WW1

5th Battalion Connaught Rangers, Basingstoke, WW1
Men of the 5th Battalion Connaught Rangers, 10th Division, arriving at Basingstoke from Ireland before going to Gallipoli during the First World War. Date: May 1915

Background imageWar Time Collection: How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy

How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy-a wartime advert for Dunlop fort tyres. Date: 1941

Background imageWar Time Collection: Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09006

Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09006
HIGHGATE ROAD, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, West Midlands. Bomb damage photographed by James Nelson, 29th July 1942

Background imageWar Time Collection: Paddle steamer under arms CC80_00195

Paddle steamer under arms CC80_00195
DEPTFORD CREEK, LONDON. The paddle steamer Plinlimmon (formerly Cambrai) was hired by the Ministry of War transport in 1939

Background imageWar Time Collection: St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583

St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583
FLEET STREET, London. St Brides Church was rebuilt to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren following the Great Fire of London

Background imageWar Time Collection: St Sidwells Church, Exeter 1942 BB42_03938

St Sidwells Church, Exeter 1942 BB42_03938
EXETER, Devon.The remains of St Sidwells Church on Sidwell Street after bomb damage during the Exeter blitz, photographed by Margaret Tomlinson in 1942

Background imageWar Time Collection: Exeter bomb damage OP07079

Exeter bomb damage OP07079
EXETER CATHEDRAL, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon. View looking east towards Exeter Cathedral from the tower of St Mary Arches Church, showing an area of bomb damage following the bombing in 1942




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"War Time: A Glimpse into the Courage and Resilience of a Nation" Amidst the chaos, Holland House library stands tall after an air raid, symbolizing the indomitable spirit of resilience. The call to arms echoes through a recruitment poster, urging brave souls to join the Royal Artillery and defend their homeland. HMS Warspite, a British battleship from WW1, sails proudly as a testament to the unwavering determination of our naval forces. Back Them Up. An RAF poster reminds us of the crucial support needed during WW2 for those who protect our skies. Every scrap counts. A poignant reminder on a poster urges citizens to save kitchen scraps to feed hens in times of scarcity. "Your Country Needs You. " Kitchener Poster serves as an iconic symbol inspiring countless individuals to serve their nation selflessly. From distant shores comes hope - a map of Australia showcases global unity in fighting against tyranny during wartime struggles. Shotley Bridge General Hospital in County Durham becomes a sanctuary for wounded heroes, where compassion triumphs over conflict's horrors. HMS Malaya, another British battleship from WW1, exemplifies bravery and sacrifice displayed by our naval forces throughout history. In de Gaulle we trust. A French poster reflects solidarity with General de Gaulle's leadership during WWII's darkest days. Recruitment poster for Corps of Military Police highlights their vital role in maintaining order amidst chaos on war-torn streets. HMS Valiant emerges as an emblematic British battleship from WW1 that embodies strength and courage at sea. In times when nations are tested by fire and bloodshed, These glimpses remind us how valorous hearts bled, From shattered libraries standing tall after air raids, To posters rallying soldiers' spirits unswayed.