Pictures of York during World War II

York Air Raid, 29 April 1942. Blake Street.

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Pictures of York during World War II

York Air Raid, 29 April, 1942. The ancient Guildhall seen from across the River Ouse at the height of the blaze.

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Pictures of York during World War II

7 August 1940. England's only mounted section of the Home Guard which nightly patrols 100 square miles of the North Riding galloping into action in an exercise near York.

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Pictures of York during World War II

18 January 1939. The Princess Royal pouring out tea for soldiers at York Station Canteen.

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Pictures of York during World War II

22 January 1941. York Public Library numbers several soldiers among its readers. A typical evening scene in the library.

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Pictures of York during World War II

10 March 1941. The Lord Mayor of York submitting to a blood test during York's blood transfusion campaign.

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Pictures of York during World War II

19 April 1941. A line up at York Employment Exchange, when girls of the 1920 class registered for National Service.

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Pictures of York during World War II

3 March 1941. A new recruiting office for the WAAF was opened in Blossom Street, York. Wishing recruits good luck as they left for a WAAF depot.

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Pictures of York during World War II

18 January 1941. The Archbishop of York watching boys of the Air Cadet Corps demonstrating on an aero engine at York.

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Pictures of York during World War II

15 January 1941. Tackling an incendiary bomb at York, where instructions were given to groups of fire watchers formed among business men and women.

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Pictures of York during World War II

27 October 1940. Richmond Farm, Duggleby, Malton, after a German air raid on Linton on Ouse.

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Pictures of York during World War II

16 December 1940. The Archbishop of York with a group of soldiers he confirmed at York Minster. An ATS girl (next to the Archbishop) was also confirmed.

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Pictures of York during World War II

27 March 1941. A general view of York's new civic restaurant.

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Pictures of York during World War II

18 January 1941. The Archbishop of York inspecting boys of the York Air Cadet Corps.

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Pictures of York during World War II

4 October 1940. A Military Band playing in York outside the Castle Museum.

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Pictures of York during World War II

A soldier belonging to an anti-aircraft battery polishing up a searchlight during the Second World War.

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Pictures of York during World War II

19 April, 1941. Lieut Gen Sir Ronald Adam GOC in Charge, Northern Command, taking the salute at York at the opening of an ATS campaign.

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Pictures of York during World War II

German air raid on York, 29 April 1942. A view from the east end of St Martin's Church in Coney Street, York.

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