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Background imageDinah Collection: Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah -Used between mid-19441-194

Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah -Used between mid-19441-1945 by the Japanese Army for long range reconnaissance

Background imageDinah Collection: Tewkesbury Watermill

Tewkesbury Watermill
This famous old watermill at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, was immortalised by Dinah Mulock Craik in her book John Halifax, Gentleman

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - For Evermore

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - For Evermore
The Caption is For evermore. Ground facilities for the fly boys was the responsibiiity of the RAF Regiment. The Prime Ministers message on the back is We shall continue steadfast in faith

Background imageDinah Collection: 16-year-old Dinah Sheridan as Peter Pan

16-year-old Dinah Sheridan as Peter Pan in a touring production. 1936

Background imageDinah Collection: Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah -constant improvements ensu

Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah -constant improvements ensured that this Jabpanese Army reconnaissance type remained faster than most Allied fighters

Background imageDinah Collection: Caricature of Cora Cardigan, flautist

Caricature of Cora Cardigan, flautist
Caricature of Cora Cardigan (Hannah Rosetta Dinah Moulton, 1860-1931), virtuoso flautist who worked mainly in theatres and music halls. She also played the violin. 1883

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 - Fit and ready to join the RAF - strong like Father

WW2 - Fit and ready to join the RAF - strong like Father
" We Must Hand it to the RAF" WW2 - Fit and ready to join the RAF - strong like Father! A girl is happy to hand over her boy to the service of the country

Background imageDinah Collection: STANDING CORGI 1937

STANDING CORGI 1937
CHAMPION DINAH OF WILMORTON Owner: Honey Date: 1937

Background imageDinah Collection: Dinah Craik (1826-1887). Engraving. Colored

Dinah Craik (1826-1887). Engraving. Colored
Dinah Craik (1826-1887). English novelist and poet. Engraving in The Iberian Illustration, 1888. Colored

Background imageDinah Collection: CRAIK (1826 - 1887)

CRAIK (1826 - 1887)
DINAH MARIA CRAIK writer, wearing black satin dress and lace cap Date: 1826 - 1887

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - The Girl Friend

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - The Girl Friend
The Caption is The Girl Friend. The printed message on the back says Your country needs your L.S.D. [Pounds, Shillings and Pence] to help it win the Victory. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: 1943

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - There is still a lot to do

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - There is still a lot to do
The war is over. The message on the back by Churchill exhorts There is still a lot to do. The card, captioned Love for Love, carries the senders message Dear Granny

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 - Comic Postcard, Home Front - Intruder Raid - A little girl (with ginger pigtails)

WW2 - Comic Postcard, Home Front - Intruder Raid - A little girl (with ginger pigtails) is alarmed at the sight of a small brown mouse and has leaped up onto the piano stool. Date: 1944

Background imageDinah Collection: Bell Hotel, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Bell Hotel, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, which features in a Victorian novel by Dinah Craik, John Halifax, Gentleman - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based

Background imageDinah Collection: Simply Simon Cartoon Strip by Iris Chick

Simply Simon Cartoon Strip by Iris Chick in Tail-Wagger-Magazine. Date: 1938

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Good Night, Forces

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Good Night, Forces
The Caption is Good Night Forces. This is a play on the closing words of BBC Forces Radio which broadcast to the BEF. It began in 1940 and finished in 1944 well before this card was posted

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Mary and her Little Lamb

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Mary and her Little Lamb
The Caption is Mary and her little lamb. Even though the war is over rationing would continue. The little dog looking on was unlikely to get any of the meat

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Refresher Course

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Refresher Course
The Caption is Refresher Course They are sitting in a Forces Club. These were run by the NaFI and the WVS among others. Maybe the girl works there. A little dog is feeding at a bowl

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Piece of Cake

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Piece of Cake
The Caption is A piece of cake. This latter was an RAF expresssion for an easy fight. Through the window can be seen an aeroplane. This was the year of the Battle of Britain

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Who Cares a Darn

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Who Cares a Darn
The Caption is Who cares a darn. A watrtime slogan was Make do and Mend. Clothing was rationed but this young lady seems prettly cheerful. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1942

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Pleasant Reflection

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Pleasant Reflection
The Caption is A pleasant reflection, The war is over, or is nearly over, and so perhaps there are other things to think about

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Mans Job

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Mans Job
The Caption is A Mans job. Women filled so many jobs while the men were away. There is a series of photos showing King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at a balloon site

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - No Basic, we should worry

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - No Basic, we should worry
The Caption is No Basic? We should worry! Basic refers to the basic petrol ration. Petrol was rationed from September 1939 and contiinued until 1950. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1944

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Sew What

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Sew What
The Caption is Sew What? Clothing could only be purchased if one had enough Points to do so and the Points were rationed. A wartime slogan was Make do and Mend

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Boots, Boots, Boots

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Boots, Boots, Boots
The Caption is Boots! Boots! Boots! This is a take on Rudyard Kiplings poem Infantry Columns where the boots actually go up and down

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Five Inches

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Five Inches
The public was asked to restrict the depth of water in their baths to 5 inches (13cm) in order to limit the use of power resources

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Two to One

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Two to One
During the war the Government chose to see sports betting as Entertainment and despite an early decline in gambling, options for punters like the football pools

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - On Leave

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - On Leave
This little lass looks as if she is going on holiday - she has an umbrella! Despite the war people still took breaks and this sort of postcard featured regularly in messages back home

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Ladies in Waiting

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Ladies in Waiting
The Caption is Ladies in Waiting. This colourful queue is very cheerful. They obviously know that the early bird catches the worm and they are at the top. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: 1945

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - For Auld Lang Syne

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - For Auld Lang Syne
Two little girls and two boys Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1945

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - The Home Front

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - The Home Front
The Caption is The Home Front. WW2 was the first war in which all the people back at home were directly involved. Bombing raids brought death and destruction

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Dreamin of thee

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Dreamin of thee
The caption is Dreamin of thee. The card was posted on 24 September 1944 just three months after D-Day, and the war has almost another 8 months to run

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Good Morning, Nice Day

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Good Morning, Nice Day
The Caption is Good morning! Nice day! The message on the back by the Prime Minister is We have to gain the Victory that is our task. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: 1943

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Early Birds

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Early Birds
The Caption is Early Birds. There is a little bird on the window sill - most likely a robin. The small flower bed has flowers - not the vegetables that everyone was encouraged to cultivate.Mr

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Booked

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Booked
This is a typical Dinah play on words. Dinahs children always have shiny shoes. The boy has a satchel while the girl has a handbag. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1944

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Engaged

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Engaged
The caption is Engaged Dinah, the artist, was very fond of word play. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1944

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Good Egg

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Good Egg
The caption is Good Egg. As the egg has not yet been opened let us hope so. A good egg is of course used to describe a reliable person

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll make short work of this

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll make short work of this
The caption is I ll made short work of this. The enthusiastic look on the girls face suggests that she will do exactly that

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Black Out

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Black Out
The caption is Black Out! a play on the need to cover all windows and lighting so that German bombers could not see their targets, and also putting the cat out

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - For the love of Mike

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - For the love of Mike
The caption is For the love of mike. The expression probably originates from a 1932 film of the same name directed by Frank Capra

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Free Press

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Free Press
The Caption is Free Press. The Prime Ministers message is This is a time for everyone to stand together and hold firm. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: 1945

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ve Come to the Conclusion

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ve Come to the Conclusion
The caption says I ve come to the conclusion. The conspiratorial togetherness of the two figures suggests that some very personal matter is being discussed

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Monday Night at Eight

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Monday Night at Eight
Even though the war is over, coal rationing continued so the fire is unlikely to be lit. The caption Monday night at Eight refers to a regular entertainment show broadcast by the BBC Home Service

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Long Distance Call

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Long Distance Call
The postcard caption is Long distance call. Churchills message on the back is Express your thanks by building tanks. The senders message suggests that the relationship is under strain - My Darling

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll knot forget

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll knot forget
Churchills message on the back is There is still a lot to do. The senders message is I don t have to tie a knot in my hankie to remember you. The puppy is called Rufus

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Longing to see you

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Longing to see you
On the back of the card Churchills message is Stand together and hold firm. The little girl is in her Sunday best and presumably believes that her journey is Really Necessary.Cute Kids WW2 Wartime

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Making a Stir

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Making a Stir
The war is just over and on the back of the card Mr Churchill says Advance Britannia! Long live the cause of Freedom! God save the King

Background imageDinah Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll walk beside you

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll walk beside you
The postcard caption says I ll walk beside you - a reference to the love song written by Murray and Lockton in 1939. It was sung by Vera Lynn among many others



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