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  • 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

    Factory workers ride on Valentine tanks as they leave a factory in Smethwick. A notice propped on the front of the tanks reads "All Help for Russia Now". The workers are holding a Union flag and a Russian flag and many have their fists raised...

  • WAR INDUSTRY: SALVAGED TIMBER, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: SALVAGED TIMBER, UK, 1943

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

    A busy scene at a depot for salvaged timber, somewhere in Britain, as a truck load of timber is delivered.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    Welfare and Personnel Management: A doctor examins the hands of munitions workers.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1944

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1944

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

    A portrait of crane operators Mrs Thyra Hyde and Miss Doris Cunningham at an industrial site, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN UNDERGROUND FACTORY, NEW BRIGHTON, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, c 1945

    WAR INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT AN UNDERGROUND FACTORY, NEW BRIGHTON, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, c 1945

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

    A portrait of a woman war worker as she operates a machine producing 20mm cannon shells at an underground factory on the Wirral.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

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

    Mrs Wardle makes Sten gun parts at an ordnance factory somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    Welfare and Personnel Management: Welfare officers, who offered legal, personal and financial advice to factory employees.

  • ERNEST BEVIN VISITS NO 11 ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES, UK, c 1943

    ERNEST BEVIN VISITS NO 11 ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES, UK, c 1943

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

    Minister of Labour, Ernest Bevin, MP, signs an autograph for a factory worker as he joins them in the 'clocking-out' queue before lunch.

  • GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, c 1943

    GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, c 1943

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

    General Montgomery stands at a microphone as he addresses a crowd of war workers from a balcony during his visit to a factory, somewhere in Britain. The balcony is draped with a Union flag.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

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

    Female munitions workers weigh out the ingredients for fuse powder at a Royal Ordnance Factory, 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 work to convert a Bren gun carrier into the latest type, at a 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 Queen Elizabeth is fitted with special shoes by a munitions worker before she can enter the 'danger' area of ROF Thorp Arch. The area of the factory where workers change from their outdoor clothes (the 'dirty' side) into their...

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

    Women in Industry: Six women painters at work on a Ministry of Supply site, where houses were being built for arms workers.

  • GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, 1943

    GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, 1943

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

    General Montgomery stands on a makeshift stage or podium to address a large group of factory workers in a large hall at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

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

    Mrs Penny Ferringer wears protective goggles as she works on a grinder at an ordnance factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • SALVAGING MATERIAL FROM THE WRECKAGE OF A BOMB DAMAGED FACTORY, c 1944

    SALVAGING MATERIAL FROM THE WRECKAGE OF A BOMB DAMAGED FACTORY, c 1944

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

    A woman war worker salvages a typewriter from the wreckage of a bombed out factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION DRIVE EXHIBITION AT ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY RADWAY GREEN, ALSAGER, CHESHIRE, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION DRIVE EXHIBITION AT ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY RADWAY GREEN, ALSAGER, CHESHIRE, UK, 1943

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

    A view of a blackboard at ROF Radway Green listing the targets for each department during the 'Radway Green Spring Attack', which took place between 5th and 24th April 1943. A notice chalked at the bottom of the board reads: "Mr Duncan...

  • MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

    MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

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

    Eleanor Roosevelt chats to rows of munitions workers during a visit to a Royal Ordnance Factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • MUNITION TRAINEES TRAVEL HOME, UK, 1941

    MUNITION TRAINEES TRAVEL HOME, UK, 1941

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

    A group of female munition trainees queue to climb into the 'shooting brake' estate car which will drive them home from work. They are all holding handbags or haversacks and gas masks.

  • GRACIE FIELDS SINGS AT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    GRACIE FIELDS SINGS AT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    Singer Gracie Fields stands at the microphone on a stage at an ordnance factory, somewhere in Britain. In her arms, she holds the daughter of a war worker and a large bouquet of flowers which have just been presented to her by the little girl following...

  • 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 enjoy afternoon tea in the canteen 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

    A woman war worker assembles a coil for a mine detector at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • BARREL SETTING AT A SMALL ARMS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    BARREL SETTING AT A SMALL ARMS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    Young men at work in the barrel setting shop of a small arms factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: JERRICAN CONSTRUCTION, UK, 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: JERRICAN CONSTRUCTION, UK, 1942

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

    A woman war worker welds the 'spout' of a jerry can at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WORKERS' WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

    WORKERS' WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

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

    War workers queue to collect their lunchtime meal from the counter at the canteen of a Royal Ordnance Factory, somewhere in Britain. They are queuing for 'dinner' on the right, and are about to move across to the left to collect their '...

  • HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

    HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

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

    HM Queen Elizabeth talks to Lourdes Montegrifo, a young refugee from Gibraltar who is now working on the manufacture of tents for the Royal Air Force at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    Munitions production: Production at some factories was hit by war-time bombing. On 3 March 1945 a rocket bomb made a direct hit on the Dunlop Rubber Company at Edmonton in north London. This started a fire which burnt down buildings where clothing for...

  • THE PRODUCTION OF COVENANTER TANKS AT A FACTORY IN THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    THE PRODUCTION OF COVENANTER TANKS AT A FACTORY IN THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    A general view of Covenanter tanks at various stages of production in the main assembly shop of a factory, somewhere in the Midlands.

  • 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.

  • PRODUCTION OF SPLIT PINS IN WARTIME, UK, 1941

    PRODUCTION OF SPLIT PINS IN WARTIME, UK, 1941

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

    A worker passes metal wire through a split pin machine at a factory producing split cotter pins, somewhere in Britain.

  • PRODUCTION OF SPLIT PINS IN WARTIME, UK, 1941

    PRODUCTION OF SPLIT PINS IN WARTIME, UK, 1941

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

    Female workers sort split cotter pins at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • MUNITIONS PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1941

    MUNITIONS PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1941

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

    Three war workers smile for the camera as they transport a large bomb on a wheelbarrow as it leaves a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain. The barrow is being pushed by a male worker, whilst two female workers pull from the front of the barrow,...

  • WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

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

    Sparks fly as Mrs Alexandrienne welds Sten gun parts at an ordnance factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

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

    In a factory, somewhere in Britain, a worker involved in the hot extrusion of brass signals the pulleyman to lift a group of large brass rods.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

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

    War workers involved in the hot extrusion of brass stack thin brass rods in a rack, at a factory somewhere in Britain.

  • 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.

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

    Women in Industry: Women at work packing army spares in a factory taken over by the Army Ordnance Corps.

  • WORKERS' WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1941

    WORKERS' WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    Women war workers queue for a meal at the serving hatch in the canteen of the residential club that is provided for them at their munitions factory hostel, probably ROF Bridgend.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

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

    Women gauge bullets at a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    A female munitions worker explains to HM Queen Elizabeth how fuse caps are made, during a royal visit to the Royal Ordnance factory.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

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

    A Belgian worker assembles a Sten gun at an ordnance factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

    HM QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS A TENT FACTORY, UK

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

    HM Queen Elizabeth speaks to a worker during a visit to a factory making tents for the Royal Air Force. The worker is making a marquee at a large sewing machine. A large Union flag adorns the desk.

  • MATILDA TANK PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, UK

    MATILDA TANK PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, UK

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

    Miss Miriam Weston stands on a Matilda tank as she addresses the crowd of workers which is gathered around the tank outside a factory, somewhere in Britain. The crowd is made up of workers who have worked on the production of this particular tank.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

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

    A general view of women war workers operating machines to put nickel eyelets into mica at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WORKERS' WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1941

    WORKERS' WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    Off-duty women war workers choose books from the library at the residential club that is provided for them at their munitions factory hostel, probably ROF Bridgend. A poster behind them states that Warship Week runs from 15-22 November.

  • 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

    Off-duty war workers enjoy a drink as they relax in the cafe at a munitions factory hostel, somewhere in Britain. This cafe is just one of the many welfare facilities available at this hostel. In the background, one worker can be seen at the counter.

  • RAF CREWS VISIT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    RAF CREWS VISIT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    A Royal Air Force officer joins women war workers at a bench as he attempts to make exploder pellets during a visit to a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain. He is wearing a mob cap on his head, similar to those worn by the women, although it looks...

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

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

    War workers load ingots onto trucks for transport to the casting department at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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

    A general view of the lounge of a munitions factory hostel, somewhere in Britain. Men and women relax and read in armchairs in this lounge, which is just one of the many welfare facilities available at this hostel.

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