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  • STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    An important part in the production of breech blocks for Sten guns is the spring. Here Jessie Hemingway tests every spring produced for pressure at a spring factory in the Midlands. If any of the springs are too weak or too strong, they are discarded.

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    In addition to her teaching, Miss Craske (left) helps the war effort further by serving refreshments to the forces in the local TOC H centre canteen on her evening off. She returns to the school at about midnight.

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Miss Pauline Craske reads a bedtime story to her junior school pupils at Queen's College, Taunton.

  • STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Mrs Lushby (left) and colleagues at work in a small 'factory' producing breech blocks from steel bars. This 'factory', previously used as a hen house, was owned by Mr C W (Charles) Packard, an engineer and former haulage contractor,...

  • STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Two part-time war workers enter their 'factory at the beginning of their shift. The building is an old hen house which is being reused as a venue for the manufacture of breech blocks from solid steel bars. This 'factory' was owned by Mr...

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Junior school pupils at Queen's College, Taunton say hello to a horse, accompanied by their teacher Miss Pauline Craske during a nature study lesson in the countryside. Behind them can be seen either the school buildings or the local church,...

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Miss Pauline Craske teaches her junior school pupils to play football on the playing fields at Queen's College, Taunton.

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    School teacher Miss Pauline Craske writes on the blackboard during a lesson in a sun-lit classroom at Queen's College, Taunton. Miss Craske teaches in the junior school.

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Having changed trains at Taunton, Pauline Craske, (on her way back to work at Queen's College after the school holidays), chats with some American servicemen and a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. They are looking at various...

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    In the toy department of a large department store in London's West End, Pauline Craske (left) buys a woolly toy dog for a friend's baby. In the background, a young boy looks for something to buy with his pocket money.

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Pauline Craske examines a dress in a department store in London's West End, helped by an assistant. According to the original caption, Pauline goes on to spend eleven dress coupons on this woollen Utility frock.

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    In the book department of a large West End store, Pauline Craske browses through a copy of 'Fall of Paris' by Ilya Ehrenburg. She intends to buy it, having wanted to read it for some time. According to the original caption, books are '...

  • THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    THE WAR AND MISS CRASKE: AT HOME IN LONDON AND AT WORK AT QUEEN'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Miss Pauline Craske (right) speaks to an assistant at her local employment exchange as she applies for a temporary war job during the school holidays. She is told to report the next morning at a nearby engineering works for a job as a van driver....

  • HOME GUARD MAN ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN: CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOME GUARD MAN ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN: CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Men of the Home Guard listen to a lecture by a Royal Artillery Sergeant on how to identify enemy aircraft. Model planes hang against a white-washed wall to aid in the identification process.

  • HOME GUARD MAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN: CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOME GUARD MAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN: CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Women of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) bring food to members of the Home Guard before they begin their night duty manning an anti-aircraft (AA) gun.

  • WAR COMES TO SCHOOL: LIFE AT PECKHAM CENTRAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    WAR COMES TO SCHOOL: LIFE AT PECKHAM CENTRAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Boys at Peckham Central School dig over the soil on the school allotment-garden, which is almost three years old. Vegetables are grown on part of the playground and on a nearby bomb site. The school building is visible in the background, and many...

  • WAR COMES TO SCHOOL: LIFE AT PECKHAM CENTRAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    WAR COMES TO SCHOOL: LIFE AT PECKHAM CENTRAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    13 year old Edith Carter baths a doll during a 'mother-craft' lesson at Peckham Central School, in which the pupils are also taught how to handle and dress a baby. Edith has a younger brother, so is used to dealing with babies. Her father is...

  • FROM ARM CHAIRS TO BOMBERS: WAR WORK AT PERRINGS FURNITURE SHOWROOM, KINGSTON, SURREY, 1943

    FROM ARM CHAIRS TO BOMBERS: WAR WORK AT PERRINGS FURNITURE SHOWROOM, KINGSTON, SURREY, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Part-time women war workers inspect cables in the Inspection Department of the 'factory' at Perrings furniture showrooms. They are producing electrical equipment for the Royal Air Force.

  • FROM ARM CHAIRS TO BOMBERS: WAR WORK AT PERRINGS FURNITURE SHOWROOM, KINGSTON, SURREY, 1943

    FROM ARM CHAIRS TO BOMBERS: WAR WORK AT PERRINGS FURNITURE SHOWROOM, KINGSTON, SURREY, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Part-time women war workers produce cables and other electrical equipment for Royal Air Force bombers on the upper floor of this furniture showroom. A supervisor checks that all is well as the business of selling furniture continues below them.

  • FROM ARM CHAIRS TO BOMBERS: WAR WORK AT PERRINGS FURNITURE SHOWROOM, KINGSTON, SURREY, 1943

    FROM ARM CHAIRS TO BOMBERS: WAR WORK AT PERRINGS FURNITURE SHOWROOM, KINGSTON, SURREY, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Part-time women war workers prepare electrical cables for bomber equipment in a section of Perrings furniture showroom in Kingston. In the background, the supervisors (wearing white coats) can be seen, making sure that the work is being done properly.

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