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  • FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

    FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 11395

    A view of the buffet counter at an aircraft factory, somewhere in Britain. Women work behind the counter to prepare snacks and sandwiches for the workers, who can be seen drinking a quick cup of tea during a break in their work.

  • THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25998

    Hilda Mackenzie works as a ball warper at a cotton mill, somewhere in Lancashire. Her job is to wind the fine threads on to a circular wooden beam. Here, she is mending broken threads, which are located by the flashing red lights on the bobbin frame (...

  • 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

    P 233

    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...

  • PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

    PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWING AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 10939

    One of the most important by-products of the sugar production process is beet pulp. Here factory workers load the now-dried pulp into sacks. This pulp will be returned to local farmers who can use it as cattle feed.

  • 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 109

    A plater busy at work. He is the head of his squad and has built 300 - 400 ships in his life.

  • AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "CHRISTIE MICHAEL (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production official photographer

    COL 46

    A woman factory worker manufacturing aluminium tinfoil strips (known as 'Window') which were dropped by Allied bombers during air raids from 1943 onwards to conceal the location of the aircraft from German radar.

  • WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

    WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    TR 1415

    Miss M Greatorex machines spring cases for 17-pounder guns.

  • BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

    BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

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

    D 21752

    A view of the canal lock system in the Snow Hill area of Birmingham. The original caption describes how Birmingham is at the heart of the canal network, with links to other cities in all directions and states that "over 4,000,000 tons a year in...

  • PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    PARISH PRIEST: THE WORK OF THE VICAR OF ST MARK'S CHURCH, VICTORIA DOCKS, SILVERTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20986

    During a visit to a jam factory near his church, (probably Tate and Lyle in Silvertown), Reverend Joseph Stevens accompanies factory workers down into their air raid shelter as the siren sounds. The women carry their trays of strawberries with them to...

  • WORK AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE SHELL FILLING FACTORY, JANUARY 1942

    WORK AT A ROYAL ORDNANCE SHELL FILLING FACTORY, JANUARY 1942

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

    D 6262

    Women war workers tie bundles of cordite in the Cordite Section of this factory, possibly ROF Bridgend.

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