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  • ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

    ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

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

    D 11220

    Farmer Tuppin leads a team of Land Girls into battle against rats on a sunny farm somewhere in Sussex.

  • ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

    ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

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

    D 11256

    Land Girl Rat Catchers at work as part of their training on a Sussex farm. In the background Audrey Prickett and Betty Long plug a rat hole after inserting poison and in the foreground Eileen Barry lays some bait, as Audrey Willis leans over the hedge...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    H 10286

    A Universal carrier of 53rd Division being hauled out of a stream by a Scammell breakdown lorry of No.2 Recovery Section, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, near Ore in Sussex, 3 June 1941. A gaggle of small boys watches with interest from the bank.

  • LANDGIRL'S DAY: EVERYDAY LIFE AND AGRICULTURE IN WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LANDGIRL'S DAY: EVERYDAY LIFE AND AGRICULTURE IN WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18054

    29 year old Land Girl Rosalind Cox stands on the back of a truck and uses a 9 inch hook to pass hay bales down from the truck to the waiting hands of a farm hand below. The bales, according to the original caption, weigh 80 pounds. The bales are pulled...

  • ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

    ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

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

    D 11258

    Land Girls Eileen Barry, Audrey Willis, Betty Long and Audrey Prickett enjoy a hot cup of tea after a hard day of rat catching, as part of their training on a Sussex farm. They are sitting on large cartwheels, whilst Farmer Giles brings them a jug of...

  • ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

    ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

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

    D 11237

    Major M Phillips addresses his 'troops', a team of Land Girls, before they commence battle against the rats which live in these pig styes, as part of their rat catcher training on this Sussex farm.

  • ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

    ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

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

    D 11233

    Farmer Tuppin explains the workings of a rat trap to Land Girl Margaret Wilson and her colleagues as part of their training on a Sussex farm. Margaret was a bus conductress in Yorkshire before joining the WLA.

  • LANDGIRL'S DAY: EVERYDAY LIFE AND AGRICULTURE IN WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LANDGIRL'S DAY: EVERYDAY LIFE AND AGRICULTURE IN WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18053

    29 year old Land Girl Rosalind Cox uses a bushel measure to collect barley and fill the sack being held ready by her colleague Rose Barrs. The women are standing on a mountain of grain in the grain store on Mr Tupper's farm, Bignor, West Sussex.

  • ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

    ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

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

    D 11231

    Land Girls Audrey Prickett and Betty Long pre-bait a trap in a hay stack as part of their training at a Sussex farm. The trap is pre-baited with unpoisoned food for three days, which the rat will eat, it's confidence building, on the fourth day,...

  • ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

    ARREST THAT RAT: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY RAT CATCHERS, SUSSEX, 1942

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

    D 11257

    Betty Long lays rat poison in a rat hole beside a fence as part of her training on a farm in Sussex. The strong cyanide powder reacts when it comes into contact with the damp earth, producing a deadly gas which sweeps through the rat warren.

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