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  • WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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    West Indian aid to Britain: The people of Jamaica supply a Crusader tank to Britain: Lieutenant Colonel Yeo (left, from the War Office) and Major General J S Crawford (Deputy Director General of Fighting Vehicle Production) at the hand-over of the tank...

  • BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

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    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.

  • BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

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    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...

  • 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

    Factory canteens: Behind the counter of a Royal Ordnance factory canteen, women prepare to serve dinners.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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    Production Drives and Posters: An exhibition at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Radway Green, near Alsager, Cheshire aiming to increase production. The gun turret from a bomber is on display, bearing the notice 'It needs the ammunition we make'.

  • VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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    Vera Lynn sings to workers during a lunchtime concert at a munitions 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

    Factory Entertainments and Visits: Gracie Fields helping two women workers stamp a shell case at an ordnance factory. She was visiting in order to give a Ministry of Labour 'Munitions Concert' which was organised by ENSA [Entertainments National Service...

  • LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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    Wartime Entertainers: The singer Vera Lynn, who became so popular with British servicemen that she was known as the 'Forces Sweetheart' sings to workers during their lunch break at a factory in the south of England.

  • 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

    Munitions production: The main assembly shop of a Midlands Ministry of Supply factory which was mass producing Covenanter tanks.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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    Munitions production: The top plate of the hull of a Mark IV Humber armoured car being ground by a worker in a Ministry of Supply factory. The opening in which the turret is fitted must be exact to within a thousandth of an inch.

  • 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 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: 'Ginger' the youngest worker at a Ministry of Supply factory, working on predictor equipment for an anti-aircraft detachment.

  • 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: Fuses being assembled in a die casting factory. This work was carried out almost exclusively by women.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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    The Wartime Workforce: A woman war worker with refugee status assembles voltmeters and ammeters in a converted showroom in the Paddington area of London.

  • 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

    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.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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    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

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    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

    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...

  • 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: Ministry of Supply riveter, John Lewis, engaged in the production of a 5.5 inch howitzer. 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

    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

    Munitions production: A woman working on the breech ring of the barrel of a heavy 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

    Munitions production: Work being carried out on a 6 pounder twin coastal artillery gun. Workers in a Ministry of Supply ordnance factory aligning the sights of the gun in elevation.

  • 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 worker tying bags of explosives.

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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    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.

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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    Women in Industry: At a Royal Ordnance factory in north-west England, where women were employed to test Sten guns before delivery to the army. Mrs Gladys Martin is pictured shooting at targets in the factory's covered range.

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1944

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1944

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

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

    WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

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    A Belgian worker assembles a Sten gun at an ordnance 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

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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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

    WAR INDUSTRY: STEN GUN PRODUCTION, UK, c 1942

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

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

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    War workers involved in the hot extrusion of brass at a factory somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

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    War worker involved in the hot extrusion of brass 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

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    HM King George VI talks to a munitions worker at her machine during a visit to ROF Thorp Arch.

  • 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

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    HM Queen Elizabeth talks to munitions workers at their machines during a visit to ROF Thorp Arch.

  • 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

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    HM Queen Elizabeth talks to a forge man, Mr H Greenwood, during a visit to ROF Thorp Arch. HM The Queen is carrying a large bouquet of flowers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    HM King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth talk to a woman operating a fuse testing machine during a visit to the Royal Ordnance factory in Blackburn. Factory superintendent Stephen van Ryssen escorts them.

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

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

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    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.

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

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

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    Off-duty war workers relax in armchairs and have a sing-song at the residential club that is provided for them at their munitions factory hostel, probably ROF Bridgend. One woman plays a piano accompaniment.

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

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

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    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.

  • VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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    Vera Lynn stands with a large group of munitions workers following a lunchtime concert at a factory, somewhere in Britain. She is holding a bouquet of flowers and smiling for the camera.

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