Medical examination, Portsmouth, 1939.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of the pre-embarkation medical examination of a Royal Navy reservist taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 31 July, 1939. 12,000 reservists were called up for duty - for its time, the largest peace-time roll-call ever known. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.