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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

    D 13554

    Production Drives and Posters: A poster on display during the Second World War: 'Opportunities now in local factory for married women to volunteer to fill millions of shells needed to win the war. Full details at Employment Exchange'.

  • BUILDING MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT AT THE DE HAVILLAND FACTORY IN HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1943

    BUILDING MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT AT THE DE HAVILLAND FACTORY IN HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1943

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

    TR 919

    Painting the roundel on the side of a Mosquito at the factory.

  • WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

    WORKERS WELFARE AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY: LIFE AT ROF BRIDGEND, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6320

    A female war worker cleans her teeth in the bedroom she shares with another woman in the war workers hostel at ROF Bridgend. According to the original caption, hot and cold water and central heating were laid on in all the rooms.

  • FROM MEDALS TO STEN GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION, BRITAIN, 1942

    FROM MEDALS TO STEN GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 10487

    Two smiling workers at a small factory compare a large sports trophy with a Sten gun. This factory had previously produced medals, commemorative plaques and trophies, but has been turned over to Sten production during the war.

  • THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: PART-TIME WAR WORK IN SURREY, ENGLAND, 1943

    THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: PART-TIME WAR WORK IN SURREY, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 14149

    Miss Mary Jane Jones (left) and Nellie Dabbs sort rivets at the home of Mrs J H Baker at Northchapel, near Guildford. Miss Jones is 88 years old and was the Baker family's Nanny. She sorts 5lbs of rivets a day. Nellie is 19 years old and is a...

  • 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

    P 472

    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.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    DB 132

    Three women electricians can be seen working on a Destroyer. On the ship chalk marking shows where the Denton Raft will be positioned, this was a type of lifeboat.

  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 11889

    A view of women at work at rows of benches in the cartridge fuse shop at this electrical engineering works, somewhere in the Midlands. Girls start work at this factory as soon as they leave school, and the average age is 16. According to the original...

  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKS GOES TO WAR, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 11872

    Sparks fly as 21 year old Agnes Denning, wearing protective goggles, brazes switchgear at an electrical engineering works, somewhere in the Midlands. According to the original caption, Agnes has been doing this job at this factory for about 3 months and...

  • STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    TR 641

    Mrs Lusby, a part-time worker at a small workshop, levelling off and making the firing pin during the first stages of breech block production.

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