The War Illustrated No 185 Vol 8 July 21st 1944

Behind-the-War Scenes With Our Roving Camera A.T.S. POLICEWOMEN training for service with the troops in Normandy are given a lessen in French during a lecture on French Local Administration by Warrant-Officer J. Christie, of the Army Education Corps. MAIL FOR MERCHANT NAVY officers and men in ships supplying the Allied forces in France is handled by Combined Office Merchant Navy Operations (COMNO). These girls are sorting a day’s accumulation of letters. STEEL HELMETS FOR LAND ARMY GIRLS is the order of the day in Kent, coastal county which since the early months of the war has been continually exposed to front-line perils. With the advent of the flying bomb this headgear is still more desirable. ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL pro.vides fire-watchers with plenty of exercise. Above, a midnight alert has sounded. Swiftly, working by torch-Jight, team members outrun a length of hose—with the towering reredos as background. The reredos is undamaged* though the altar in front of it was smashed when the cathedral was hit during one of the early air raids. The height of the building is such that upper parts are beyond the “throw ”of any fire-pump special pumping machinery car­ries water to the lofty dome. R.A.S.C. TRANSPORT CORPS animals are in readiness to re­place lorries and cars in "diffi­cult ”terrain. Animals, officers and men go through strenuous courses. Right, limber teams riding rough country: a test cf endurance which only the fittest in man, animal and machine survives. Photos. A ssocintcd Pres*, 1 epical Press, Keystoi.e, Pox F A 3 E 130
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