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  • GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20847

    Workers stream through the gates of a Glasgow shipyard as they leave work for the lunchtime break. The huge structure of a ship 'skeleton' surrounded by timber scaffolding and several large cranes, just on the other side of the gates,...

  • RYE SHIPYARD: THE CONSTRUCTION OF MOTOR FISHING VESSELS, RYE, SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    RYE SHIPYARD: THE CONSTRUCTION OF MOTOR FISHING VESSELS, RYE, SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22787

    Works Director Percy William Jempson and Admiralty Hull Overseer Tom Jones stand inside a ship 'skeleton' during an inspection at Rye shipyard. At each stage of the construction, work is supervised by experts in the shipyard and is checked by...

  • YOUTH GATHERING: RESIDENTIAL TRAINING FOR YOUTH ORGANISATIONS, SIDCOT SCHOOL, WINSCOMBE, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    YOUTH GATHERING: RESIDENTIAL TRAINING FOR YOUTH ORGANISATIONS, SIDCOT SCHOOL, WINSCOMBE, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 15859

    Girl Guides and Boy Scouts work together to construct a rope bridge during a course of instruction in camping and woodcraft as part of the week-long youth training programme being held at Sidcot School, Somerset.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 13284

    Shipbuilding: Sorting over a heap of "bends"(the pieces of oak with a natural curve) to use in the construction of minesweepers at a shipyard on the east coast of England. These are used for the frames, knees etc, so that the maximum strength...

  • TANK FACTORY: THE CONSTRUCTION OF MATILDA TANKS, 1942

    TANK FACTORY: THE CONSTRUCTION OF MATILDA TANKS, 1942

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

    D 9196

    A striking view of two blacksmiths at work in the forge where Matilda tank parts are hammered and shaped. Shafts of light pierce the dark smoky atmosphere of the forge at this tank factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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 206

    A general view of a shipyard, somewhere in Britain. A large ship 'skeleton' can be seen on the left hand side of the photograph. A large number of large cranes can also be seen.

  • 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 112

    A caulker at work on a large metal plate at a shipyard, somewhere in Britain. The caulker's job is to fill in any gaps, making the ship watertight.

  • GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20823

    Men at work platelaying in a shipyard on the River Clyde, Glasgow. They appear to be riveting several plates of steel together before welding them into place on the ship.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 26291

    Shipbuilding: A welder working on the deck housing of a ship at Brocklebank Dock, Liverpool.

  • BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941

    BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4521

    Factory workers fit the visor into place on this Crusader tank, somewhere in England, 1941.

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