Flying Officer Neville Duke of No 92 (East India) Squadron with his Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, 1941.  After the war, Neville Duke became one of Britain's leading test pilots and broke the World Air Speed Record in 1953
A British sailor uses a sewing machine to repair a signal flag on board the armed merchant cruiser HMS ALCANTARA en route to Sierra Leone, 1942
A British sailor on shore leave waits for transport away from the dockside,  Harwich, 1941
A Cecil Beaton photograph showing Italian gasmasks abandoned in the Western Desert during 1942.
A company of WAAFs marches past a barrage balloon maintenance hangar, RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire, 1941
Cecil Beaton portrait of King Feisal II of Iraq, 1942.
A WAAF cadet in training lines up on parade, RAF Bridgenorth, Shropshire, 1941
A study of a young woman welder . She is posing for the photographer, leaning against a column. In the background a ship under construction can be seen in a slipway.
 A Cecil Beaton photograph of the navigator working at his chart table in an RAF Stirling bomber, 1941.
Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant  Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, 1941
A horticultural school for women now training students in all branches of agriculture and horticulture with special regard to producing disease free crops.</br></br></br>The Plant Junior Hoe which saves time and labour and hoes fields of carrots in record
The Axis Offensive 1941 - 1942: Remains of German tanks form circular patterns in the sand at Sidi Rezegh in Libya.