2012-09-12

Cecil Beaton

A portrait of the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of their No 149 Squadron Wellington bomber, probably at RAF Mildenhall in 1941. (IWM)


The rear gunner in his position in a Wellington bomber. (IWM)


The navigator working at his chart table in a Wellington bomber. (IWM)


The western bell towers of St Paul's Cathedral in London seen through an archway after the heavy incendiary raid of 29 December 1940. (IWM)


Chinese troops practising a march past at the Chinese Military Academy at Chengtu. (IWM)


Two Chinese soldiers wearing gas masks at Pihu Military Training Centre in south eastern China, 1944. (IWM)


Winston Churchill at his seat in the Cabinet Room at No 10 Downing Street, London. (IWM)


Cecil Beaton (in civilian suit) and his Rolleiflex reflected in a mirror of the Jain temple, Calcutta, India. (IWM)


© Cecil Beaton / Imperial War Museum