CABINET WAR ROOMS. 'War Cabinet Rooms Storey's Gate', a set of approximately 80 photographs of the Cabinet War Rooms, depicting 'Storey's Gate Entrance', 'Rance's Guard Main Entrance', 'Small Map Room', 'Flying Bomb Chart', 'Main Map Room', 'Main Room Telephones', 'Convoy Chart', 'Battle of Britain R.A.F. Score Board', 'Army Map Europe', 'Prime Minister's Room', 'G. Captain Sir L. Greig', 'Main Corridor', 'Courtyard Corridor', 'Cabinet Waiting Room', 'Cabinet Room', 'Sir J. Anderson's Room', 'P.M.'s Dining Room', 'Mrs Churchill's Room', 'Chief of Staff's Conference Room', 'Telephone Exchange', 'Lower Corridor', 'Mr G. Rance, M.B.E., Clerk & Custodian', etc, a few with explanatory texts, in approximately 30 red and blue card folders.
The photographs are a combination of views of the Cabinet War Rooms in activity during the war, and images of the empty rooms subsequently; George Rance is visible in a number of the shots. Sets of photographs produced for the first public visit to the C.W.R., by a group of journalists on 17 March 1948: a letter to Rance on the 22nd from B.P. Parker, Chief Information Officer at the Ministry of Works, thanks him for organising the visit and offers him a spare set.