Cecil Beaton portrait of a British tank driver peering out of his Grant tank in North Africa, 1942.
Cecil Beaton portrait photograph of a Royal Air Force officer in the Western Desert, 1942.
A soldier battling his way through a sandstorm in the Western Desert during 1942.
A Cecil Beaton photograph of the navigator working at his chart table in an RAF Stirling bomber, 1941.
Cecil Beaton photograph of an RAF bomber crew being debriefed by the squadron intelligence officer on their return from a night raid over Germany, 1941.
The Axis Offensive 1941 - 1942: Remains of German tanks form circular patterns in the sand at Sidi Rezegh in Libya.
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.
Two Chinese soldiers wearing gas masks at Pihu Military Training Centre in south eastern China.
The Chinese Police Force; the Assistant Chief of Police and his staff grouped in a circular doorway at headquarters in Chengtu.
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
RAF armourers load a 250lb bomb into the bomb bay of a Wellington of No 38 Squadron, RAF Shallufa, Egypt, 1942
An airman poses in front of a sandbagged aircraft revetment, RAF Shallufa, Egypt, 1942
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 on shore leave waits for transport away from the dockside, Harwich, 1941
Alexandria : No. 230 Squadron RAF Sunderland Flying Boat Station. Portrait of an airman standing inside a Sunderland.
Men of the Long Range Desert Group relax with cigarettes after returning to headquarters at the end of a desert patrol, Siwa, Libya, 1942
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 of an Indian naval rating operating a signal lamp on the sloop SUTLEJ at the Royal Indian Naval Station at Calcutta, 1944.
Cecil Beaton photograph of a British soldier drinking tea next to a Red Cross mobile tea wagon at Calcutta airport in 1944.
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.