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  • 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 at work in the large laundry attached to a munitions factory, which is used to wash the workers' overalls.

  • 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

    Cooks prepare trays of pastries, buns and fairy cakes in the kitchen of a munitions factory canteen, 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 hairdressing facilities in their munitions factory hostel. Here one woman washes the hair of her friend at a sink complete with specially-designed taps.

  • 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

    Women war workers remove nails from salvaged timber at a workshop, somewhere in Britain, in order that the timber can be reused.

  • 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 is fitted with special shoes by a munitions worker before she can enter the 'danger' area of a British Royal Ordnance Factory. The area of the factory where workers change from their outdoor clothes (the 'dirty'...

  • 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

    Forge men involved in the hot extrusion of brass are hard at work in the foundry of 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

    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

    Three off-duty munitions workers look at a blackboard on which is chalked a reminder notice about the evening's events at their munitions factory hostel. The entertainment is due to begin at 8 o'clock and will consist of a dance with cabaret...

  • 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.

  • 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: 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

    Two war workers carry boxes of ammunition up the steps from the underground factory on the Wirral in which they were produced.

  • 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 worker Marion Griffiths is helped by a naval rating aboard the destroyer she is visiting with fellow worker Betty Evans (not pictured). An officer stands behind her. Marion and Betty were taken on a surprise tour of the destroyer after...

  • 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 prepares labels for smoke bombs at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF A 17-POUNDER ANTI-TANK GUN, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF A 17-POUNDER ANTI-TANK GUN, UK, 1943

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

    A war worker turns a barrel for a 17-pounder anti-tank gun at a 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 on the assembly line of a factory, somewhere in the Midlands.

  • 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 women munitions workers during a visit to ROF Thorp Arch.

  • 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

    Women war workers degrease die cast parts 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

    Brass strips are cleaned and inspected 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 official photographer

    Miss Alice Haslett and Miss Vera Walshe assemble Sten gun components at an ordnance 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

    Women war workers operate machines at a smoke bomb 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,...

  • 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 general view of men and women at work as they prepare meals in the large kitchen of a factory canteen, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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, 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

    Workers produce brass and copper wire 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.

  • CLEMENT ATTLEE VISITS ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1941

    CLEMENT ATTLEE VISITS ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, JULY 1941

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

    Lord Privy Seal, Mr Clement Attlee, examines a torpedo warhead during a visit to ROF Hereford on Friday 11 July 1941.

  • 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 pack smoke bombs at a 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 jerry can is dipped into liquid to check that it is watertight at a factory somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF HYPODERMIC SYRINGES, UK, 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF HYPODERMIC SYRINGES, UK, 1942

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

    During a visit to a factory, somewhere in Britain, Nursing Sister Christina Hobbs watches war workers make the hypodermic needles she uses in her work.

  • 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 '...

  • 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 wash basin cubicles for munitions workers at a Ministry of Supply factory hostel, somewhere in Britain. These washing facilities are amongst many welfare facilities available at this hostel.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

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

    The Churchill Coalition Government 11 May 1940 - 23 May 1945: Ernest Bevin MP, the Minister of Labour and National Service from May 1940, taking his place in the queue for lunch with women war production workers at a Government factory. Bevin had been...

  • 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

    A general view of the serving area of the canteen of a Royal Ordnance Factory, somewhere in Britain, showing canteen staff behind the counter, waiting for the lunchtime rush. There are separate sections for 'dinner' and 'sweet', and...

  • 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

    Brass strips are weighed at a 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

    HM King George VI talks to a female machine operator during a royal visit to the Royal Ordnance factory.

  • 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: Two British munitions girls wearing “no-coupon” clogs which were specially designed for women in Royal Ordnance factories. They were particularly suitable for the dangerous explosive shops.

  • 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's car is surrounded by crowds of war workers following his visit to 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 stack salvaged timber poles following a devastating air raid on a factory, somewhere in Britain. Behind them can be seen piles of timber and debris, as well as several badly-damaged buildings.

  • 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 huge banner flutters in the spring sunshine, suspended between two flagposts, outside ROF Radway Green, near Alsager, during the 'Radway Green Spring Attack', which took place between 5th and 24th April 1943. The banner encourages "100...

  • 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.

  • BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

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

    The Churchill Coalition Government 11 May 1940 - 23 May 1945: Captain Oliver Lyttelton, the Minister of Production, watching girls at work on dynamos during a visit to a war factory.

  • 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.

  • 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 library at a munitions factory hostel, somewhere in Britain. Women workers read in armchairs provided in the library, which is just one of the many welfare facilities available at this hostel. Bookcases can be seen around the...

  • 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.

  • 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 collects up paper from amongst the debris of a bomb-damaged 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 general view of the 'lounge' at a underground factory on the Wirral, showing munitions workers relaxing with a cigarette and a cup of tea or Horlicks. A game of darts is on progress in the background.

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