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L'Alouette Collection

Wartime photographs of Frank L'Alouette of Bognor

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Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Royal Engineers bomb disposal team at work, [Mar 1941]

Royal Engineers bomb disposal team at work, [Mar 1941]
Bognor Regis. The men are tying a rope around an unexploded bomb, which has come to rest several feet below a kale field near Shripney Road. The bomb fell on 19 March 1941

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: L Alouette-A-1-4-25

L Alouette-A-1-4-25

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Sgt Babbage lighting a cigarette, Bognor, 26 Aug 1940

Sgt Babbage lighting a cigarette, Bognor, 26 Aug 1940
On the beach at Bognor Regis close to the pier, the rescued pilot is accompanied by policemen and soldiers. Sgt Cyril Babbage belonged to 602 City of Glasgow Squadron, based at Westhampnett

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Onlookers Gathered Around Wreckage of German Bomber, East or West Wittering 1940

Onlookers Gathered Around Wreckage of German Bomber, East or West Wittering 1940
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette A/1/3/48

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: L Alouette A-1-3-20

L Alouette A-1-3-20

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Duke of Gloucester inspecting the sea defences, Bognor Regis 1940

Duke of Gloucester inspecting the sea defences, Bognor Regis 1940
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette A/1/2/55

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Gun Crew on the Esplanade, Bognor Regis 1940

Gun Crew on the Esplanade, Bognor Regis 1940
Taken at the eastern end of the Esplanade in the Summer of 1940 L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette A/1/2/31

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Pipe band of the London Irish Rifles [1941]

Pipe band of the London Irish Rifles [1941]
At the head of a parade along the seafront in Bognor Regis L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/10/6

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Soldiers working on downed Junkers 88, Pagham Harbour, 9 Sep 1940

Soldiers working on downed Junkers 88, Pagham Harbour, 9 Sep 1940
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/3/37

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: VE Day in High Street, Bognor Regis, 8 May 1945

VE Day in High Street, Bognor Regis, 8 May 1945
Many people are dancing to relayed music. L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/23/7

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Downed Junkers 88, Pagham Harbour, 9 Sep 1940

Downed Junkers 88, Pagham Harbour, 9 Sep 1940
A soldier is pointing out bullet holes on the cockpit. L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/3/31

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Duke of Gloucester inspecting the sea defences, Bognor Regis 1940

Duke of Gloucester inspecting the sea defences, Bognor Regis 1940
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/2/15

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Two men on a gun at Canadian anti-aircraft battery, Felpham, December 1942

Two men on a gun at Canadian anti-aircraft battery, Felpham, December 1942
They have painted the date (16.12.42) and a swastika on the side of the gun as part of their " claim" to the German Dornier that struck the Bognor Gas Works and crashed on 16 December 1942

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Airborne assault gliders being towed by aircraft, Bognor Regis, 6 June 1944

Airborne assault gliders being towed by aircraft, Bognor Regis, 6 June 1944
Heading to France to take part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Photographer Frank L Alouette West Sussex Record Office Ref. No: L Alouette/A/1/22/2

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Free French sailors helping with clear up after air raid, Portsmouth, 1941

Free French sailors helping with clear up after air raid, Portsmouth, 1941
Photographer Frank L Alouette West Sussex Record Office Ref. No: L Alouette/A/1/4/44

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Reynolds and Co, High Street, Bognor Regis, February 1943

Reynolds and Co, High Street, Bognor Regis, February 1943
Broken glass from the windows of Reynolds and Co, house furnishers, estate agents and undertakers, being cleared away following an air raid on 5 February 1943

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Airborne assault glider being towed by an aircraft, Bognor Regis

Airborne assault glider being towed by an aircraft, Bognor Regis
Heading to France to take part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944 Photographer Frank L Alouette West Sussex Record Office Ref. No: L Alouette/A/1/22/1

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: A dog sitting on wing of downed Junkers 88 in Pagham Harbour

A dog sitting on wing of downed Junkers 88 in Pagham Harbour
While soldiers are inspecting the aircraft, 9 Sep 1940 Fank L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No: L Alouette/A/1/3/36

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: L Alouette-A-2-15

L Alouette-A-2-15

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: L Alouette-A-1-4-93

L Alouette-A-1-4-93

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: L Alouette-A-1-4-38

L Alouette-A-1-4-38

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: A modified auxiliary fuel tank being filled with beer, Bognor Regis, 1944

A modified auxiliary fuel tank being filled with beer, Bognor Regis, 1944
A Norwegian fighter pilot, sat on the wing of his Spitfire, looks on. A technician is writing Joy Juice xxx on the fuel tank

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Bognor Regis: soldier throwing gas canister on the beach 1939-1945

Bognor Regis: soldier throwing gas canister on the beach 1939-1945
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref:No: A/1/2/55 The training is taking place on a makeshift range on the beach behind the sea wall

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Bognor Regis: men of Royal Artillery moving barrel of gun

Bognor Regis: men of Royal Artillery moving barrel of gun
The men are moving the barrel of one of two 5.5 inch guns set up on the seaward side of gardens in Aldwick Avenue L Allouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette A/1/2/28

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: VE Day street party in Lyon Street, Bognor, 8 May 1945

VE Day street party in Lyon Street, Bognor, 8 May 1945
In the background: St Johns Church and the cleared site of the Sudley Road bombing. L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/23/5

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Bren Gun Carriers parading past The Arcade, Bognor, 1941

Bren Gun Carriers parading past The Arcade, Bognor, 1941
High Street. For the War Weapons Week March 1941. There are people looking out of the windows of the Westminster Bank. The salute was taken, according to the Bognor Regis Observer

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Frank L Alouettes photographic shop, 1930s

Frank L Alouettes photographic shop, 1930s
Situated at 32 West Street, Bognor Regis. Signs in window: Films left before Eleven, ready at Seven. There are two children outside posing for a photographer with a Kodak Film sign

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Soldiers Throwing Gas Cannisters on the Beach, Bognor Regis, 1939 - 45

Soldiers Throwing Gas Cannisters on the Beach, Bognor Regis, 1939 - 45
L Allouette Collection West Sussex Redord Office Ref No: L Alouette A/1/2/56

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Soldiers Throwing Gas Cannisters on the Beach, Bognor Regis, 1939 -1945

Soldiers Throwing Gas Cannisters on the Beach, Bognor Regis, 1939 -1945
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref: No L Alouette A/1/2/56

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Prince Edward of Kent and Princess Alexandra of Kent, Bognor Regis, February - March 1945

Prince Edward of Kent and Princess Alexandra of Kent, Bognor Regis, February - March 1945
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/19/4

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Gun Emplacement in Sherwood Road Bognor Regis, 1939 - 1945

Gun Emplacement in Sherwood Road Bognor Regis, 1939 - 1945
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/2/111

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Gun Emplacement in Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis, 1939 - 1945

Gun Emplacement in Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis, 1939 - 1945
Under camouflage netting L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Allouette/A/1/2/108

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Gun Emplacement in Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis 1939 - 1945

Gun Emplacement in Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis 1939 - 1945
Gun under camouflage L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette A/1/2/107

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Gun Emplacement in Sherwood Road Bognor Regis 1939

Gun Emplacement in Sherwood Road Bognor Regis 1939
L Alouettte Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Allouette A/1/2/35

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Men of The Royal Artillery moving barrel of gun, Bognor Regis 1940

Men of The Royal Artillery moving barrel of gun, Bognor Regis 1940
The men are moving the barrel of one of two 5.5 inch guns set up on the seaward side of the gardens in Aldwick Avenue L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette A/1/2/26

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Soldiers putting up barbed wire entanglements on the seafront, Bognor Regis 1940

Soldiers putting up barbed wire entanglements on the seafront, Bognor Regis 1940
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette A/1/2/23

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Soldier pointing pistol at fire service personnel

Soldier pointing pistol at fire service personnel
Bognor Regis, [1939-1945]. In a posed photograph outside The Tuck Shop at the junction of Upper Bognor Road (now the High Street) and Gloucester Road

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: VE Day in the High Street, Bognor Regis, 8 May 1945

VE Day in the High Street, Bognor Regis, 8 May 1945
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/23/8

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Workmen removing iron railings [1939-1945]

Workmen removing iron railings [1939-1945]
[Bognor Regis] L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/2/5

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Gun emplacement in [Sherwood Road], Bognor Regis

Gun emplacement in [Sherwood Road], Bognor Regis
[1939-1945]. Under camouflage netting, Royal Artillery men are taking part in a training session with the gun. L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/2/110

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: VE Day in High Street, Bognor Regis, 8 May 1945

VE Day in High Street, Bognor Regis, 8 May 1945
Some people are dancing to relayed music. The photograph has been taken looking towards the bus station. It also shows the surface air raid shelter denoted by the letters on the end wall

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Removal of barbed wire from the Esplanade, Bognor, 1945

Removal of barbed wire from the Esplanade, Bognor, 1945
L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/23/11

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Children playing in garden of bombed-out house, [Dec 1940]

Children playing in garden of bombed-out house, [Dec 1940]
[Bognor Regis]. The boy and girl are playing with toys and a damaged dolls house, sometime after the air raid of 27 December 1940

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Gun emplacement in [Sherwood Road], Bognor

Gun emplacement in [Sherwood Road], Bognor
[1939-1945]. Under camouflage netting, Royal Artillery men are taking part in a training session with the gun. L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/2/111

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Gun crew in action on the Esplanade, Bognor Regis 1940

Gun crew in action on the Esplanade, Bognor Regis 1940
Taken at the eastern end of the Esplanade in the Summer of 1940. The domed frontage of the Theatre Royal complex is on the right

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Keep left bollard being taken away for scrap [1939]

Keep left bollard being taken away for scrap [1939]
At Bognor Regis. Workmen are loading it onto the back of a lorry. L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/2/3

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Soldiers training with rifles and bayonets on the beach [1940]

Soldiers training with rifles and bayonets on the beach [1940]
At Bognor Regis. Two boys with pop-guns are taking part in the bayonet training. L Alouette Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: L Alouette/A/1/2/42

Background imageL'Alouette Collection: Mock-attack on Town Hall, Bognor, by Home Guard

Mock-attack on Town Hall, Bognor, by Home Guard
[Jul 1942]. The entrance of the Town Hall has been bricked up to create a surface air raid shelter. There is a Shelter Here - 22 sign. The 1914-1918 War Memorial is shown



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