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  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3477

    Vera Elliott at work on a large piece of machinery at a factory somewhere in the West Midlands.

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3474

    Vera Elliott and a fellow new recruit to this factory are interviewed by a factory welfare officer to identify the most appropriate job for them to do.

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3476

    Vera Elliott and another female war worker watch as the foreman of the workshop demonstrates the machine that Vera will be working on at this factory.

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3473

    Upon arrival, Vera Elliott's ration book and identity card are checked in the factory welfare department.

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3475

    After being assigned a job at this factory, new recruit Vera Elliott receives her new overalls from the storeroom.

  • BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940/1941

    BOMB DAMAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940/1941

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

    D 4018

    Piles of rubble and timber are all that remains of this building on the corner of Grant Street in Birmingham, after an air raid, c 1940/1941.

  • FIRE DESTRUCTION, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

    FIRE DESTRUCTION, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    D 4010

    A pile of rubble and timber is all that is left of this building on Small Brook Street, Birmingham, after it was destroyed by fire, c 1940.

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3470

    Vera Elliott is up early to get ready for her first day at the factory. Here, she is brushing her hair in front of the mirror in the bedroom she has been given in the home of her new landlady Mrs Wright.

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3458

    After a night at a YWCA hostel, Vera Elliott and her fellow new recruits arrive by coach at the factory where they will begin their war work. The recruits are met by Nurse Moriarty, the factory welfare officer, and are immediately taken to the factory...

  • BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, 1942

    BIRMINGHAM IN WARTIME, 1942

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

    D 9425

    Men, women and children walk past the remains of houses on Whitehall Road in Birmingham, following a devastating air raid. Two salvage workers can be seen in the centre of the photograph, checking through the rubble and debris.

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