Fotografía antigua Segunda Guerra Mundial. Astillero, construcción de barcos

Fotografia de la Segunda Guerra Mundial que recoge el trabajo en unos astilleros para la construccion de buques, construccion que era vital para el mantenimiento del suministro de todo tipo de materiales para el Reino Unido, una isla.
La foto lleva por título, en cierto modo poético título, propio de la propaganda del momento

Hitler hace lo peor, ellos hacen lo mejor

Al dorso comenta la foto con el siguiente texto:

Hitler does his worst. These do their best

Mr Churchill could have pointed to British shipbuilders as an example of what he meant when he used the above words in his recent speech , and how their magnificent offerts are to be supported by the biggest shipbuilding programme ever planned by the United States . We are on the road to victory.This latest picture shows : Hoisting plates into position on the top deck or a new ship nearing completion  in a British shipyard.

Fotos de agencia WWII 
Astilleros. Construcción del buque S.S. Faith 

“British Official photograph” photographs are divided into different series.
Each photograph has a title and a legend at the back that describes the image and a number always prefixed with a letter.
The letter/s are:

E series photographs (British Army in North Africa and the Middle East) were taken by: No. 1 Army Film and Photographic Unit
BU and B series photographs (Allied forces in North West Europe) were taken by: No. 5 Army Film and Photographic Unit
SE series (Allied forces in South East Asia) photographs were taken by: No. 9 Army Film and Photographic Unit

  • H series (British Army in Britain) photographs were taken by War Office Official Photographers.
  • A series (Admiralty Official Collection) photographs were taken by Royal Navy Official Photographers
  • C series (Air Ministry Official Collection) photographs were taken by Royal Air Force Official Photographers
  • GM series (British forces in Gibraltar and Malta) photographs were taken by War Office Official Photographers.

  • Some photographer’s names of these photographs shown here are:

    Capt. Horton, Capt. Keating, Lt. Cash, Sgt. Flack, Lt. C. J. Ware, Sgt. Laing, Lt. Spender, Lt. Taylor, Sgt. Oakes, Capt. d'Eyncourt, Lt. D. C. Oulds, Sgt. Midgley, Lt. O'Brien, Capt. Gade, Lt. L. Pelman, Sub Lt. D. W. Cooksey, Lt. Vanderson & Sgts. Chetwyn, R.H. Morris & G. Morris, Lts. McLaren & Mayne & Sgt. Slade, Sgt. Morris, Lt. J. E. RussellSgt. J. Deakin, Sgt. Taylor, No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Sgt. Chetwyn, Lt R G G Coote.
    • Imperial War Museum collection online



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Image Details

Image Title



: Peabody, Henry G. (Henry Greenwood), 1855-1951 -- Photographer

Created Date

: [ca. 1893]


: Albumen prints

Item Physical Description

: 18.5 x 24 cm.


: "The Pageant of America" Collection / v.15 - Annals of American sport / (unpublished photographs) / Yachts, sailing.

Source Description

: Approx. 8,000 photographs


: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs 

Reaper. Digital ID: 403632. New York Public Library