Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Science and Society Picture Library prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

Crowd of Wrens, 1941.


Crowd of Wrens, 1941.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


A photograph of police holding back a crowd of Women's Royal Naval Servicewomen (WRNS) at a London station, taken by Calcraft for the Daily Herald newspaper on 29 December, 1941. This happy crowd are welcoming back British Secretary of State for War, Anthony Eden (1897-1977), and Soviet Ambassador Ivan Maisky from a trip to Moscow. The two men returned with a group of soviet workers to attend the first Anglo-Soviet Trades Union Council. The Wrens sang the 'International', the anthem of Communism, as a greeting. When this photograph was taken, German troops were just outside Moscow.

Image Details

Image Ref.

© Daily Herald Archive / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas