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A man operating a 1940s telephone switchboard.
A night telephonist working at a telephone switchboard. 17 Aug 1940. St Bartholomews Hospital, London. During the Second World War, most nursing staff and patients at the Hospital were evacuated from central London to Hill End Hospital in St Albans. The night telephonist would remain at their post all night, providing news of accidents or emergencies to casualty stations, doctors and staff. © Historic England Archive

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