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  • A British serviceman in a camp, Kuala Lumpur

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a British army officer leaning against a pillar of one of the camp buildings in Kuala Lumpur. Behind him are the camp's one-storey barracks. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Women construction workers near a hangar [1]

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a group of women working near a hangar. They are using cangkul or hoes and one of them is carrying filled buckets hung from a shoulder pole. Behind them can be seen low barracks and sheds. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • View of military airfield construction site from cemetery

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a wide view of a construction site in a British military airfield from a cemetery. It captures female construction workers and building materials on an unfinished site. Two airplanes can be spotted near the site. In the background are the mountain ranges and thick forests. Title devised...
  • Barber in an airbase barrack, Changi [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows an Indian army barber named Spiv at the corridor of a camp block. He is seen with his bicycle. In the background are barracks in the opposite block. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • British station cinema

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the external view of a cinema located in a British base. It is a double-storey building with a sloping roof and a paved walkway. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Military aircrafts outside a hangar

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows two military aircrafts outside a hangar. One of them is an Anson C19 VM 355, which is being serviced by British servicemen. Aircraft maintenance tools are can be seen near the entrance of the hangar. Title devised by library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Women construction workers at a petrol tank site [4]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows women construction workers working on petrol tanks of an airfield. They are carrying building materials up a sloping terrain. The materials are placed in two buckets hung on each end of a wooden pole which is then slung over their shoulders. They also put on oversized hats...
  • Panoramic view of an airbase camp [1]

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of an airbase camp that is bordered by mountain ranges. An open field leads to the hangar and several one-storey buildings. A tree stands in the middle of this field while a cluster of coconut palms are seen on the right. A parked aircraft...
  • A serviceman posing with a coconut fruit at a camp's barrack

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a serviceman standing on a lawn outside a barrack, posing with a coconut fruit. He has a shirt, khaki pants and boots on. Two other officers as well as a partially hidden sweeper are seen behind him. There is also a bicycle against pillar at the barrack's...
  • A British RAF Standard Vanguard van [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a British cadet standing by an open door of a Standard Vanguard van, which is a British RAF crew transport vehicle. The van is parked in a field. Behind the cadet is a shirtless serviceman in a shed checking his camera. Title devised by Library staff. Date...
  • A group of servicemen with their transport on a jungle road

    Transportation · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a group of British officers on stand down mode on a road near a jungle. Some of them are waiting by their truck, car or pick-up while others are sitting inside their vehicles. Another group is sitting on the road. Behind them are thick forest hills. Title...
  • Close-up view of a stripped helicopter

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a close-up view of the innards of a helicopter after it is stripped from its body cover. It is parked in a hangar, and a ladder is at its side for servicing works. Title devised by library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Women construction workers near a hangar [3]

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a group of women working near a hangar. They are working with a pile of stone bricks. A man with his back to the camera is also on the site along with two other men. Behind them are low army barracks. The sign post bearing the words...
  • Interior view of an airbase supplies store

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the interior of a supplies store in an airbase, with a man partially hidden near the entrance. Tables, crates and wooden planks are among the contents in the room. A display board bearing the words "Honours & Awards R.A.F. Regiment (Malaya)" can also be seen. Title devised...
  • British serviceman's sleeping quarters, 1952

    Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows sleeping quarters of British servicemen in Singapore. There are a few cupboards and a charpoy bed in the foreground. A serviceman boots and shoes are placed underneath the bed. It was probably taken in 1952. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Panoramic view of Tiger Moth flying over an airfield

    Transportation · Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Tiger Moth, a primary trainer aircraft, flying at low altitude above an airfield. The photograph captures the sprawling airfield and airstrip, the trees, mountain ranges and the uninterrupted skyline. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Barber in an airbase barrack, Changi [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows an Indian airbase barber named Spiv at the corridor of a camp block, posing with his bicycle. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Panoramic view of airbase from sergeant's mess [5]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of a one-storey mess in an airbase. The mess is built like a typical kampung house with sloping roofs but of zinc materials. Communication lines, street lamps and paved roads indicate a modern airbase. The mountain ranges in the background accentuates the scenic view....
  • A British serviceman at a camp's swimming pool

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a British serviceman sitting at the edge of a swimming pool's diving plank posing for a photograph. There are several other officers inside the camp's swimming pool, while three Asian lads are watching from the edge of the pool. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation...
  • A British cadet

    Arts · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a British cadet in uniform standing in an open field. Behind him is a building with a very high tower, a few people walking and seagulls flying. Title devised by Library staff. No creation date estimated.
  • Panoramic view of an airbase camp [4]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of an airbase camp that is bordered by thick forests on its sides. Sprawling open fields that are dotted by trees including coconut palms spread across the camp. The camp's buildings are low-rise structures. The camp's airfield with several aircrafts can be seen in...
  • Panoramic view of airbase from sergeant's mess [3]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of a British airbase from the sergeant's mess. It captures sloping fields, long one-storey barracks, huts, paved roads, as well as street lamps and pruned trees. The sprawling airfield is the centrepiece of the airbase. Beyond the airfield to the left are coconut trees...
  • Three servicemen posing with their vintage car [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows three servicemen on their way to Port Dickson posing with their transport on the side of an isolated road. The photograph captures the front view of the car, which is a vintage model with plate number BB3577 and no or retracted hood. On the right side of...
  • Servicemen' sleeping quarters: supplies kit on a bed [2]

    Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a serviceman's bed on which items in a cadet supplies kit are neatly laid out. The items include folded sheets, a beret, a satchel, gloves and belts. The photograph also captures a half-open cupboard of hung shirts, a locker and a neat rack of personal items that...