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 bell towers of St Paul's Cathedral in London seen through an archway after the heavy incendiary raid of 29 December 1940.
Men of the Long Range Desert Group relax with cigarettes after returning to headquarters at the end of a desert patrol, Siwa, Libya, 1942
A female member of Air Raid Precautions staff applies her lipstick between emergency calls.
A portrait by Cecil Beaton of the pilot and co-pilot of a Wellington bomber of No. 149 Squadron in 1941.
The Royal Air Force: The rear gunner in his position in a Wellington bomber.
A Cecil Beaton portrait of a member of the Women's Royal Naval Service equipped for gardening duties.
Cecil Beaton portrait of Winston Churchill at his seat in the Cabinet Room at No 10 Downing Street, London.
Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia, at New Delhi, India, 1944
Christmas dinner for children in a home for evacuees at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, 1941.