MAKING SHOES FOR THE WRENS: THE MANUFACTURE OF FOOTWEAR FOR THE WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE AT A FACTORY IN THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND, UK, 1944
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A member of the Women's Royal Naval Service watches a shoemaker at work on a large machine which attaches the upper to the last, after the insole have been tacked on. This process is known as 'pulling over' and forms the foundation of lasting. The last is the shoemaker's model for shaping the shoe.