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  • THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY IN THE  RECLAMATION OF FEN LAND, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

    THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY IN THE RECLAMATION OF FEN LAND, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    Land Girl May Edwards, a factory worker in peacetime, drives the tractor whilst other members of the WLA help a farmer to remove the roots of reeds and rushes from reclaimed fen land in Cambridgeshire.

  • NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    In the Metallurgy Department at the National Physical Laboratory, a scientist caries out research into the electrolytic method of producing pure metals. Pure metals are necessary when conducting further tests into the development of metal alloys.

  • BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

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

    A factory worker oversees the multidrilling of an engine block at a car factory, somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption, "at this works all power units are produced, assembled and tested in one section, which employs over 1,000...

  • TECHNICAL SCHOOL: TRAINING AT TOTTENHAM POLYTECHNIC, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    TECHNICAL SCHOOL: TRAINING AT TOTTENHAM POLYTECHNIC, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Frank Knight (aged 16) learns the art of spray painting with an air-brush in an art class at Tottenham Polytechnic. According to the original caption, Frank "hopes to get some job connected with drawing or interior decoration".

  • STUDENT NURSE: LIFE AT ST HELIER HOSPITAL, CARSHALTON, SURREY, 1943

    STUDENT NURSE: LIFE AT ST HELIER HOSPITAL, CARSHALTON, SURREY, 1943

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

    Student nurse Joyce Collier lifts a kidney bowl from the steriliser with a pair of forceps in the Preparation Room at St Helier Hospital. On the left of the photograph can be seen three cupboards, the middle one being the poison cupboard. The key to...

  • BIRTH OF A GUN: THE PRODUCTION OF A 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A GUN: THE PRODUCTION OF A 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN, 1942

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

    A 25 pounder field gun barrel is 'lapped' on a machine at this factory, somewhere in Britain. Before the 'rifled' grooves are cut into the barrel, it must be perfectly smooth. This smoothing is done through the process known as...

  • WAKEFIELD TRAINING PRISON AND CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A BRITISH PRISON, WAKEFIELD, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

    WAKEFIELD TRAINING PRISON AND CAMP: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A BRITISH PRISON, WAKEFIELD, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1944

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

    A view of an inmate's room at Wakefield Prison. Clearly visible are the bed, a chair, several small shelves, and slop bucket. The rest of the inmate's belongings, such as a pair of shoes and a comb, have been set out neatly, ready for...

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A group of children, mostly girls, including several in Girl Guide uniform, walk in the sunshine past 'Dryleaze', a children's home run by Gloucestershire County Council in Wotton-under-Edge. The original caption states that it is run by...

  • BOOTS, BOOTS, TO GO UP AND DOWN IN AFRICA: THE SALVAGE AND REPAIR OF ARMY BOOTS, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, 1943

    BOOTS, BOOTS, TO GO UP AND DOWN IN AFRICA: THE SALVAGE AND REPAIR OF ARMY BOOTS, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    Lieutenant Albert W Bowles, originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, inspects a pair of boots which have been repaired and rebuilt at this shoe factory in Somerset.

  • US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

    US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

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

    As part of the course they are taking at the British Army School of Hygiene, a group of British officers watch a demonstration of the 'improvised shower bath for use in the field'. The shower consists of a large barrel on top of a wooden frame...

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