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  • 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 1943

    Munitions production: Ministry of Supply riveter, John Lewis, engaged in the production of a 5.5 inch howitzer, 1943. He is shown piecing together the cradle of the gun.

  • 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 1942

    Munitions production: Fuses being assembled in a die casting factory, 1942. This work was carried out almost exclusively by women.

  • 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 Supply official photographer 1941-09

    The Wartime Workforce: Skilled workers who formed a Ministry of Supply mobile industrial 'flying squad' leaving London armed with their own tools, to assist a factory in the north east, September 1941.

  • 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 1941

    Factory Canteens: A Ministry of Supply factory canteen. Cafeterias of this kind provided good quality, low priced food for thousands of workers each day, 1941.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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 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: A woman working at a Capstan lathe turning a part needed for a 17 pounder anti-tank gun.

  • 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

    The Building Industry: The war-time building programme: women working as bricklayers' labourers.

  • 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

    The Chemical Industry: At a Ministry of Supply factory, women produced explosives, dyes, fertilisers, plastics, drugs and the hundreds of other chemicals needed for war. Miss Arnold preparing a chemical solution in the factory's laboratory.

  • 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

    The Wartime Workforce: Four trainees at a Government munitions training factory using protractors during a plan drawing lesson. Ministry of Labour Training Centres had been in operation since the 1920s, but during the war it became necessary to expand...

  • 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.

  • 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

    Munitions worker, E H Jobbems, weighs out boxes of .303 shells at a Royal Ordnance 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 official photographer

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

  • FACTORY CANTEEN KITCHENS, UK, 1942

    FACTORY CANTEEN KITCHENS, UK, 1942

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

    A chef prepares meat in the kitchen of a factory canteen, somewhere in Britain. Behind him, his assistant can be seen using a mincer.

  • 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 on the chassis of an armoured fighting vehicle at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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 work draw presses at a shell 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

    Women war workers use magnets to salvage nails from amongst the debris of a bomb-damaged 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

    Shafts of light pierce the smoky atmosphere at a factory somewhere in Britain, as a worker involved in the hot extrusion of brass signals the pulleyman to lift a group of large brass rods.

  • 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: WORKERS' WELFARE, UK, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY: WORKERS' WELFARE, UK, 1941

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

    Women use sewing machines to repair overalls at a munitions 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.

  • 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...

  • 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 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, using ropes.

  • 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 steps down from the stage following a performance at a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain, possibly in Tyneside.

  • 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

    War worker Hilda Wolsoncroft inspect mica after eyelets have been fitted at a 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.

  • 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 check on a row of completed mine detector heads 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...

  • 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.

  • 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

    Women war workers place into sacks the short lengths of metal pipe which they have salvaged from amongst the debris of a bombed out 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

    Miss Dorothy Hargreaves works a surface grinder 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

    Off-duty munitions workers make use of the laundry facilities in their munitions factory hostel.

  • HM KING GEORGE VI VISITS A STEEL HELMET AND MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK

    HM KING GEORGE VI VISITS A STEEL HELMET AND MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK

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

    A row of female factory workers cheer and wave HM King George VI at the end of his visit to their factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WOMEN OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE VISIT A FACTORY, UK, 1942

    WOMEN OF THE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE VISIT A FACTORY, UK, 1942

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

    Two women of the ATS watch a woman war worker welding during a visit to 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 assembly hall at a munitions factory hostel, somewhere in Britain. There are four table tennis tables in the hall, each with a game in progress. Access to games such as table tennis is amongst many welfare facilities available at...

  • 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.

  • 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

    War workers watch a demonstration by the army (possibly Royal East Kent Yeomanry) of the mine detectors which they have helped to produce at a factory, somewhere in Britain. A German soldier is also visible in the background.

  • 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 shakes hands with Major General J S Crawford as she and her brothers Gary and Grainger Weston present him with a Matilda tank outside a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF SMOKE BOMBS, UK, c 1944

    WAR INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF SMOKE BOMBS, UK, c 1944

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

    A woman war worker checks smoke bombs as they pass along a conveyor belt at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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: THE PRODUCTION OF SMOKE BOMBS, UK, c 1944

    WAR INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF SMOKE BOMBS, UK, c 1944

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

    Women war workers sort parts used in the production of smoke bombs at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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

    A general view of women engaged in shell production at a factory, somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption, they are "heading shell cases".

  • 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

    Munitions workers cheer and clap as HM King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth leave ROF Thorp Arch following a visit to watch the women at work in this filling factory.

  • 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

    A war worker removes brass coils from a shearing machine at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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. The notice on the front of the tanks reads "Tanks for Russia Week. Every Second Counts!". Chalked on the side of the tank (on the left hand side of the photograph)...

  • 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 fit wires to the recording apparatus of mine detectors at a 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

    A munitions workers weighs 20mm shells at a Royal Ordnance Factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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, 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.

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