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  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

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

    P 850

    Women at work in the large laundry attached to a munitions factory, which is used to wash the workers' overalls.

  • LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

    LETTER INTO BULLET: TURNING SALVAGED PAPER INTO RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 7174

    A female war worker scoops small cardboard discs into a special metal tray at a factory, somewhere in Britain. These discs will form the bottom of a rifle cartridge.

  • FACTORY BALLET: WARTIME FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT, 1942

    FACTORY BALLET: WARTIME FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT, 1942

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

    D 11137

    Female factory workers at a Hurricane factory prepare for the ballet performance they will give in the factory canteen for the rest of the staff. The main characters are dressed as bird-like aircraft: the performance acts out a dog-fight.

  • FACTORY CANTEEN KITCHENS, UK, 1942

    FACTORY CANTEEN KITCHENS, UK, 1942

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

    P 1049

    Cooks prepare trays of pastries, buns and fairy cakes in the kitchen of a munitions factory canteen, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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 26003

    Cotton worker Mrs Bannister carries 14 large bobbins (13 in one arm and 1 in the other hand!) from the "intermediate to the roving frames" at a cotton mill, somewhere in Lancashire.

  • 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

  • THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

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

    D 25849

    A striking photograph of a completed South African Railways 15F class locomotive being steam tested at a large locomotive works, somewhere in Britain. The engine has all cylinder joints tested under full boiler pressure.

  • 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,...

  • BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

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

    D 26131

    A scientist in the research department of a car factory somewhere in Britain operates apparatus known as a 'wear and lubricant testing machine'. According to the original caption: "There are only three more like it in the world. It is...

  • THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

    THE MAKINGS OF A MODERN NEWSPAPER: THE PRODUCTION OF 'THE DAILY MAIL' IN WARTIME, LONDON, UK, 1944

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

    D 20469

    In the composing room of the Daily Mail, night editor S W G Horniblow (smoking, centre) and Charlie Wilkie (the printer of the paper, left) look on as a newspaper man locks the blocks of type and illustrations into place on the metal frame or 'form...

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