Picture which shows something of the part by the Royal Navy in the crossing of the Rhine. Picture Shows
Naval mobile crane party lifting a landing craft from a transporte on the Rhine Other craft are in the background.
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.
- This is a brief guide to researching photographs. The National Archives holds one of the world's great photographic collections. It covers the entire time-span of the medium and runs into many millions of individual items.:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-subject/photographs.htm