Two Chinese soldiers wearing gas masks at Pihu Military Training Centre in south eastern China.
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
The Western Desert 1942: Head and shoulders portrait of a bearded member of the Long Range Desert Group wearing a woolly cap at the wheel of his jeep.
The western bell towers of St Paul's Cathedral in London seen through an archway after the heavy incendiary raid of 29 December 1940.
The Royal Air Force: The rear gunner in his position in a Wellington bomber.
The Chinese Police Force; the Assistant Chief of Police and his staff grouped in a circular doorway at headquarters in Chengtu.
The Axis Offensive 1941 - 1942: Remains of German tanks form circular patterns in the sand at Sidi Rezegh in Libya.
RAF armourers load a 250lb bomb into the bomb bay of a Wellington of No 38 Squadron, RAF Shallufa, Egypt, 1942
Political Personalities: Three quarter length portrait of Princess Durri Shehvar Berar, only daughter of the former Sultan of Turkey, photographed wearing a jewelled sari in India.
Men of the Long Range Desert Group relax with cigarettes after returning to headquarters at the end of a desert patrol, Siwa, Libya, 1942
In a Bengali village: A village boy climbs a tree overhanging the river while his friends look on
Having removed their turbans, Muslim and Hindhu Sikh police recruits are instructed in drill at a Frontier Constabulary training establishment, Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, India, 1944
Ground crew overhaul the engine of a RAF Airspeed Oxford in a maintenance hanger, Britain, 1941
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
Eileen Dunne, aged three, sits in bed with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, after being injured during an air raid on London in September 1940.
Cecil Beaton portrait photograph of a Royal Air Force officer in the Western Desert, 1942.
Cecil Beaton portrait of Winston Churchill at his seat in the Cabinet Room at No 10 Downing Street, London.
Cecil Beaton portrait of an Indian naval rating operating a signal lamp on the sloop SUTLEJ at the Royal Indian Naval Station at Calcutta, 1944.