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  • IN A BRITISH SHIPYARD: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

    IN A BRITISH SHIPYARD: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

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

    DB 16

    A general view of the Drawing Office at a shipyard, somewhere in Britain, showing men at work on various ships' plans

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 7086

    Workers file aircraft blue prints at the Handley Page factory at Cricklewood.

  • UNDER FIRE - AS A REWARD: MORTAR BOMB PRODUCTION AND TESTING AT J & F POOL'S NO 1 WORKS, HAYLE, CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1943

    UNDER FIRE - AS A REWARD: MORTAR BOMB PRODUCTION AND TESTING AT J & F POOL'S NO 1 WORKS, HAYLE, CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 12418

    Workers at the small factory of J & F Pool Ltd operate lathes to bore and face the nose ends of mortar bombs. This is the first operation carried out after delivery of rough castings from the foundry. A pile of rough castings can be seen in the...

  • NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN WARTIME, TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22651

    In the Ship Research Department at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, tests are being carried out on a propeller in a Lithgow tunnel. The propeller can be seen through the inspection window built into the upper arm of the tunnel. According...

  • 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 11856

    25 year old Alfred Hammond winds the field system of a dynamometer for aircraft engine testing at a factory somewhere in the Midlands. According to the original caption, Alfred has worked at this factory for 11 years.

  • WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK AT SLOUGH TRAINING CENTRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK AT SLOUGH TRAINING CENTRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    D 3509

    Three women workers receive instruction on the blueprint of a capstan machine from a male colleague in the workshop at Slough Training Centre.

  • WARTIME SOCIAL SURVEY: INFORMATION GATHERING IN WARTIME BRITAIN, UK, 1944

    WARTIME SOCIAL SURVEY: INFORMATION GATHERING IN WARTIME BRITAIN, UK, 1944

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

    D 18841

    At a Scottish Engineering works, Shop Steward M Dykes hands his extra clothing coupons to machine operator Janet Massie. The provision of extra coupons for workers doing manual work was decided following a survey conducted in March and April 1942 by...

  • IN A BRITISH SHIPYARD: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

    IN A BRITISH SHIPYARD: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY, UK, 1943

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

    DB 21

    A draftsman at work in the Drawing Office at a shipyard, somewhere in Britain. A blueprint can be seen spread out on the desk in front of him.

  • TURKISH RAILWAY DELEGATION VISITS SOUTHERN RAILWAY WORKS: TURKISH GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES INSPECT WORK AT EASTLEIGH, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    TURKISH RAILWAY DELEGATION VISITS SOUTHERN RAILWAY WORKS: TURKISH GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES INSPECT WORK AT EASTLEIGH, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 23496

    A general view of work in progress in the paint shop of Southern Railway's Eastleigh Works. Here the men put the finishing touches on electric coaches.

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942

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

    L 455

    A woman war worker files a marine turbine nozzle plate to the gauge required at a marine engineering shop, somewhere in Britain. Behind her, two other women can be seen carrying out similar work. According to the original caption, "the steel...

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