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1945 Collection

"1945: A Year of Triumphs, Tragedies

Background image1945 Collection: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference at Livadia

Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference at Livadia Palace, Yalta, Crimea
YALTA CONFERENCE, 1945. Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference at Livadia Palace, Yalta, Crimea

Background image1945 Collection: Gretna Green Building

Gretna Green Building
The famous Old Smithy and Marriage Room at Gretna Green, Dumfries, Scotland - the haven for runaway couples from England

Background image1945 Collection: H. M. S. Glowworm ramming the Admiral Hipper

H. M. S. Glowworm ramming the Admiral Hipper
The 1345-ton destroyer Glowworm ramming the 10, 000-ton German cruiser Hipper after a single-handed duel at point-blank range

Background image1945 Collection: Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21)

Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21) shown with its complement of Douglas A-4G Skyhawks of 805 Squadron RAN ranged for entering port

Background image1945 Collection: HMS Indomitable at sea, Second World War, 1945

HMS Indomitable at sea, Second World War, 1945
Aerial photograph of the Royal Navy aircraft-carrier HMS Indomitable under way, 1945. A Seafire fighter airplane is visible, parked on her foredeck

Background image1945 Collection: Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce
EDGAR CAYCE American psychic healer

Background image1945 Collection: Lloyd George / Vanity Fair

Lloyd George / Vanity Fair
DAVID LLOYD GEORGE British politician

Background image1945 Collection: The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen; Second World War, 1945

The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen; Second World War, 1945
Photograph of the Ludendorff Bridge, viewed from the Remagen end of the bridge, 1945. This bridge was captured by troops of the 9th Armoured Division of the US First Army

Background image1945 Collection: WW2 - Map of Beirut, Lebanon - with Military locations

WW2 - Map of Beirut, Lebanon - with Military locations
End of WW2 - Map of Beirut, Lebanon showing Military locations important for a British serviceman stationed in the city at the end of the Second World War

Background image1945 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 image1945 Collection: General George S. Patton, 1945

General George S. Patton, 1945
Photographic portrait of Lieutenant-General George S. Patton (1885-1945), the American military commander, pictured in early 1945

Background image1945 Collection: Fd Roosevelt / Ilz 1932

Fd Roosevelt / Ilz 1932
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT 32nd President of the USA in the year of his election

Background image1945 Collection: A German soldier in a trench on the Eastern Front during World War II. Painting by A. Hierl, c1945

A German soldier in a trench on the Eastern Front during World War II. Painting by A. Hierl, c1945
EASTERN FRONT: GERMAN. A German soldier in a trench on the Eastern Front during World War II. Painting by A. Hierl, c1945

Background image1945 Collection: Daphne du Maurier at their Cornish home, Menabilly, 1945

Daphne du Maurier at their Cornish home, Menabilly, 1945
Author and playwright Daphne du Maurier(1907-1989) relaxing in her study at her Cornish home Menabilly in 1945. Date: 1945

Background image1945 Collection: Winston Churchill and Ernest Bevin

Winston Churchill and Ernest Bevin
The photograph shows Winston Churchill and Ernest Bevin on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on VE Day

Background image1945 Collection: Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Elizabeth as Junior Commander in the ATS inspecting

Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Elizabeth as Junior Commander in the ATS inspecting The Motor Transport Training Centre at Camberley, Surrey during the Second World War. Circa May 1945

Background image1945 Collection: Consolidated RY-3 B-24 Liberator

Consolidated RY-3 B-24 Liberator
RAF Consolidated Ry3 B-24 Liberator C-9 C.Ix / Privateer Flying Date: 1945

Background image1945 Collection: Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah -Used between mid-19441-194

Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah -Used between mid-19441-1945 by the Japanese Army for long range reconnaissance

Background image1945 Collection: WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs

WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs
Formation signs, dated 8 May 1945. Chromolithograph poster, showing various formation signs of infantry and armoured divisions, brigades, groups, including Airborne TPS, GHQ Liaison Regiment

Background image1945 Collection: Building of a prefabricated houses in 3 hours 1945

Building of a prefabricated houses in 3 hours 1945
During the Second World War many houses were destroyed, due to this, prefabricated houses (prefabs) were built, quickly and cheaply providing quality housing with all the amenities, central heating

Background image1945 Collection: Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S

Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over
WWII: RHINE RIVER, 1945. Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U.S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany, 7 March 1945

Background image1945 Collection: Advertisement for meat from the American Meat Institute, 1945

Advertisement for meat from the American Meat Institute, 1945
AD: MEAT, 1945. Advertisement for meat from the American Meat Institute, 1945

Background image1945 Collection: Pentonville Prison, Islington, North London

Pentonville Prison, Islington, North London
An aerial view of Pentonville Prison in Islington, North London. The prison was opened in 1842 as the new Model Prison, on the separate system

Background image1945 Collection: Wandsworth Prison, south west London

Wandsworth Prison, south west London
A galleried wing of Wandsworth Prison in south west London. Two warders inspect the cells

Background image1945 Collection: Chindits crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma

Chindits crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma
Chindits and their horses crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma in light ferry boats, the horses alongside!

Background image1945 Collection: The Battle of the Roer Triangle; Second World War, 1945

The Battle of the Roer Triangle; Second World War, 1945
Sketch showing the Allied Second Army crossing the Vloed Beek in Holland during a night attack on the 17th January 1945. On the left of the image one can see sappers constructing an improvised

Background image1945 Collection: Street Scene / Dublin

Street Scene / Dublin
A busy street scene showing O Connell Bridge and O Connell Street

Background image1945 Collection: Britains frogmen divers by G. H. Davis

Britains frogmen divers by G. H. Davis
Introducing Britains frog-men: diving wreckers who blasted open a path to the Normandy beaches. These underwater commandos worked off the D-Day beaches

Background image1945 Collection: Newton Abbot Station, Devon, 1945

Newton Abbot Station, Devon, 1945
A view of Newton Abbot station in Devon, 1945, showing Southern Railway locomotive No. 1848 at the station. Newton Abbot station underwent an extension and rebuild between the wars

Background image1945 Collection: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (1882-1945). 32nd President of the United States. The unfinished portrait, by Madame Elizabeth Shoumatoff

Background image1945 Collection: CHILDREN OF PARADISE, 1945. French poster for the film Les Enfants du Paradis

CHILDREN OF PARADISE, 1945. French poster for the film Les Enfants du Paradis ( Children of Paradise ), 1945, directed by Marcel Carn

Background image1945 Collection: Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham, 1945

Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham, 1945
Farther West leading Red Rower, the eventual winner, round the course at Cheltenham on Gold Cup day. The Hack, going well, is lying third

Background image1945 Collection: King George VI and Clement Attlee, Buckingham Palace, 1945

King George VI and Clement Attlee, Buckingham Palace, 1945
Photograph of King George VI (1895-1952) and Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, (1883-1967) in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, 1945

Background image1945 Collection: Douglas DC-3 / C-47 Dakota

Douglas DC-3 / C-47 Dakota
Douglas Dc-3 / C-47 Dakotas Being Loaded at the Headquarters of the USAFe 85th Air Depot-Wing Date: 1945

Background image1945 Collection: Mussolini / Smart Suit

Mussolini / Smart Suit
BENITO MUSSOLINI Italian dictator as Minister of Finance in 1928 Date: 1883 - 1945

Background image1945 Collection: VE Day. Outside Buckingham Palace

VE Day. Outside Buckingham Palace
Crowds seen cheering and waving outside the gates of Buckingham Palace on May 8th 1945 (VE Day). George V and Queen Mary with Princeses Elizabeth

Background image1945 Collection: Captain Charles Upham

Captain Charles Upham
Portrait of double VC winner, Captain Charles Upham (). Born in New Zealand, Upham was a sheep farmer who distinguished himself during World War Two on two occasions

Background image1945 Collection: General Dempsey, General Hodges, Field-Marshal Montgomery, G

General Dempsey, General Hodges, Field-Marshal Montgomery, G
Photograph showing (left to right) Lieut-General Sir Miles Dempsey, British Second Army; Lieut-General Hodges, US First Army; Field-Marshal Montgomery; Lieut-General Simpson

Background image1945 Collection: The Kottel Bridge at Konigsberg, East Prussia, 1930 s

The Kottel Bridge at Konigsberg, East Prussia, 1930 s
Photograph showing the Kottel Bridge at Konigsberg, then capital of East Prussia, pictured sometime in the 1930 s. Konigsberg is now known as Kaliningrad and is Russian territory

Background image1945 Collection: Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194
Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945

Background image1945 Collection: British Infantry and Tanks, Reichswald; World War Two, 1945

British Infantry and Tanks, Reichswald; World War Two, 1945
Photograph showing British infantry riding on Sherman tanks towards the Reichswald area, Germany, February 1945. On the left of the image anti-tank guns and their crews can be seen

Background image1945 Collection: The Empire State Building, New York, 1945

The Empire State Building, New York, 1945
Photograph of the Empire State Building, New York. At 1250 foot high, it was then the tallest skyscraper in the world

Background image1945 Collection: General Von Mackensen

General Von Mackensen
GENERAL AUGUST VON MACKENSEN German military commander wearing the famous Deaths Head headgear

Background image1945 Collection: Harrys Truman

Harrys Truman
Portrait of Harrys Truman (1884-1972), 33rd President of the United States, 1945-53

Background image1945 Collection: Recruitment poster for the British Army

Recruitment poster for the British Army
Poster for the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, encouraging everyone to Step Into Your Place. A long line of people, soldiers and civilians, combine in their effort to win the war

Background image1945 Collection: VE Day Celebrations

VE Day Celebrations
Winston Churchill and members of the Royal family waving to the crowds at Buckingham Palace on Victory in Europe Day

Background image1945 Collection: Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194

Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194
Drawing showing Royal Engineers and men of the Pioneer Corps, under Government orders, busily unloading ships in Surrey Docks, London, August 1945

Background image1945 Collection: Summertime activities, children at Plymouth barbican diving if from a quayside lamp post

Summertime activities, children at Plymouth barbican diving if from a quayside lamp post WW2 childhood group of Children sports playing summer time activities lamp posts fun past times air raid



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"1945: A Year of Triumphs, Tragedies, and Transformations" Edgar Cayce's Prophecies Unveiled: The renowned psychic's predictions captivated the world as he revealed glimpses into the future. Heroic Sacrifice at Sea: H. M. S. Glowworm's valiant act of ramming the formidable Admiral Hipper showcased unwavering bravery during wartime. Pride of Australia: HMAS Melbourne (21) sailed with distinction, symbolizing Australia's resilience and commitment to global peacekeeping efforts. Lloyd George in Vanity Fair: The iconic statesman graced the pages of this esteemed publication, leaving an indelible mark on British politics. Gretna Green Building Bridges: Amidst post-war reconstruction, Gretna Green Building became a symbol of hope and unity for a brighter future. Daphne du Maurier's Literary Haven: In 1945, acclaimed author Daphne du Maurier found solace and inspiration at her Cornish home, Menabilly. Mapping Beirut in Turmoil: WW2 left its mark on Lebanon as a map highlighted military locations amidst the chaos that engulfed Beirut in 1945. HMS Indomitable Braving Stormy Seas: This mighty warship exemplified naval prowess as it patrolled treacherous waters during World War II. Remagen Bridge Stands Tall: The Ludendorff Bridge stood defiantly against enemy forces, becoming an emblematic triumph towards ending WWII. Wandsworth Prison Chronicles Society’s Shadows:The walls of Wandsworth Prison bore witness to human struggles and redemption within its confines. Just Dandy by David Wright - Capturing Post-War Optimism : David Wright's artwork epitomized joyous optimism through his iconic "Just Dandy" illustration. Utility Suit by David Wright - Fashioning a New Era.