OLD RAGS INTO NEW CLOTH: SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, APRIL 1942
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Workers load large sacks (known as 'sheets') of shoddy for transport to woollen mills, where it will be blended with new wool before carding and eventual weaving into new cloth. The 'sheets' are piled high on the back of the truck and more sacks can be seen alongside, awaiting transport.