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  • SALVAGE IN WARTIME BRITAIN: BOY SCOUTS VISIT A PAPER MILL, UK, 1943

    SALVAGE IN WARTIME BRITAIN: BOY SCOUTS VISIT A PAPER MILL, UK, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    A group of Boy Scouts from Eton College examine the pulping machine during their visit to a paper mill, somewhere in Britain. Members of the Boy Scout Movement played a huge part in the paper salvage campaigns across the country during the War.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION OF MINE DETECTORS, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION OF MINE DETECTORS, UK, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    Women war workers produce mine detectors at a factory, somewhere in Britain. It appears that this factory is housed in what was once a theatre.

  • LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

    LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    An off-duty woman war worker prepares to take a bath in one of the bathrooms at a munitions factory hostel, somewhere in Britain. These bathrooms are amongst many welfare facilities available at this hostel.

  • MUNITIONS GIRLS MEET THE MEN WHO FIRE THEIR SHELLS: MINISTRY OF SUPPLY WORKERS VISIT A DESTROYER, UK

    MUNITIONS GIRLS MEET THE MEN WHO FIRE THEIR SHELLS: MINISTRY OF SUPPLY WORKERS VISIT A DESTROYER, UK

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    Munitions workers Marion Griffiths and Betty Evans stand with a Royal Navy gun crew on the pom-pom deck of a destroyer, somewhere in Britain. Marion and Betty were taken on a surprise tour of the destroyer after discovering that the shells which they...

  • THE PRODUCTION OF TANKS FOR RUSSIA, SMETHWICK, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    THE PRODUCTION OF TANKS FOR RUSSIA, SMETHWICK, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    Russian Ambassador Ivan Maisky addresses workers at a tank factory in Smethwick, during 'Tanks for Russia' week. A Valentine tank which has been produced at the factory can be seen behind him.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: DIAMONDS IN WAR USE, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: DIAMONDS IN WAR USE, UK, c 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    A diamond specialist examines the quality of diamonds at a factory, somewhere in Britain. Diamonds are used in precision machinery, such as drills.

  • EVERYDAY LIFE AT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    EVERYDAY LIFE AT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    Miss R Higginbotham operates a press for fuse detonators at a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    HM King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth talk to a munitions worker as she stands at her machine, during a visit to ROF Thorp Arch.

  • BILLY BUTLIN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    BILLY BUTLIN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    Mr Butlin, centre, plays a game of darts with workers during a visit to a munitions factory hostel, somewhere in Britain.

  • MOTOR INDUSTRY AIDS THE ARMY, UK, 1943

    MOTOR INDUSTRY AIDS THE ARMY, UK, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    Mechanics remove the engine from an armoured car as a woman war worker brings in the new engine which is about to be fitted at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

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