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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    A Belgian worker assembles a Sten gun 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 Wardle makes Sten gun parts at an ordnance factory somewhere in Britain.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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...

  • 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 Information official photographer

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

  • 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

    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

    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...

  • 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.

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

  • 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

    Munitions production: A woman worker tying bags of explosives.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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: '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: 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: 'WINGS FOR VICTORY' WEEK, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: 'WINGS FOR VICTORY' WEEK, UK, 1943

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

    At a factory, somewhere in Britain, two women war workers fill bombs which have been covered in savings stamps following 'Wings for Victory' week in London. A third worker looks on. Behind them, can be seen posters listing their target figures...

  • 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.

  • BRITISH GIRLS BUILD HOMES FOR MUNITION WORKERS, UK, 1941

    BRITISH GIRLS BUILD HOMES FOR MUNITION WORKERS, UK, 1941

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

    Male foremen inspect a group of female builders as they begin bricklaying work on the second storey of the new house they are building, somewhere in Britain. They are standing on scaffolding. Several completed houses can be seen behind them.

  • 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.

  • 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 write letters at the desks provided in the writing room of their munitions factory hostel.

  • 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 general view of a large warehouse, somewhere in Britain, showing piles of salvaged timber being stored for future re-use.

  • 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, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

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    Munitions workers smile for the camera as they drink mugs of milk in the works canteen of a factory, somewhere in Britain, during their morning break.

  • 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, addresses workers during a visit to ROF Hereford on Friday 11 July 1941.

  • BILLY BUTLIN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    BILLY BUTLIN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

  • 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.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF THE HUMBER ARMOURED CAR MARK IV, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF THE HUMBER ARMOURED CAR MARK IV, UK, 1943

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    A general view of the assembly line at a Ministry of Supply factory, somewhere in Britain, showing Humber Armoured Cars in various stages of production.

  • FACTORY WELFARE: THE WORKS CANTEEN, UK, 1941

    FACTORY WELFARE: THE WORKS CANTEEN, UK, 1941

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    Off duty war workers queue at a kiosk attached to the works canteen at their munitions factory, somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption, the workers can buy cigarettes and sweets from the kiosk.

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

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

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    Women war workers pack smoke bombs 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 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 edges...

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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    A woman war worker prepares labels for smoke bombs at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

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    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

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    Brass strips are weighed 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 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.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, c 1942

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    War workers check coils of metal strips at a factory, somewhere in Britain. These strips are used in the production of cartridge cases.

  • FEMALE BUILDERS AT WORK, UK, 1941

    FEMALE BUILDERS AT WORK, UK, 1941

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    A group of female builders sit on a horse-drawn cart with some of their male colleagues on a building site, somewhere in Britain. They are listening to an address being given by a Colonel of the Royal Engineers, just back from Malta (not pictured).

  • MOTOR INDUSTRY AIDS THE ARMY, UK, 1943

    MOTOR INDUSTRY AIDS THE ARMY, UK, 1943

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    The chassis of an armoured car is rolled into position under the hull by mechanics at a factory, somewhere in Britain. The hull is supported on a special gantry, with a third mechanic holding the rope on the right of the photograph.

  • THE FACTORY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS IN THE WORKS CANTEEN, UK, 1942

    THE FACTORY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS IN THE WORKS CANTEEN, UK, 1942

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    The factory orchestra gives a concert as war workers eat their lunchtime meal in the canteen of a factory, somewhere in Britain. Amongst the instruments being played are a grand piano, a double bass, a saxophone, a clarinet and drums.

  • BILLY BUTLIN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    BILLY BUTLIN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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    Mr Butlin collects a meal from the serving hatch in the canteen of a munitions factory hostel, somewhere in Britain. Female workers queue behind him to collect their lunch.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: WELFARE IN A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY: WELFARE IN A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1941

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    Newly-recruited munitions workers receive a medical examination prior to their entry into a Royal Ordnance Factory, somewhere in Britain.

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