Members of Britain’s Home Guard receive instruction on the Bren light machine-gun. Dorking, Surrey, England. 1st December 1940. Second World War.
These images were taken in London in early November of 1918, as the First World War drew to a close.
On the 5th of the month captured German field guns were put on display along the Mall, stretching from Admiralty Arch to Buckingham Palace.
On the 13th of November the guns were taken to Trafalgar Square, where people attempted to set them alight in a bonfire.
From the collection of the Imperial War Museums.
23rd October 1941: Women of Britain’s Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) operate a rangefinder during anti-aircraft training on the beach of Weybourne in Norfolk, England.
Weybourne was considered to be at serious risk of invasion during the Second World War, and the region was prepared accordingly.
The ATS was formed in 1938, and existed until 1949, when it was incorporated into the Women’s Royal Army Corps.