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  • AT WORK IN A BRITISH SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, C 1940

    AT WORK IN A BRITISH SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    D 323

    Jospeh Fry, aged 67, works on a collection of medium shells at a factory somewhere in England. Mr Fry is an 'all-round shell hand' and has been working in shell production since he was 17 years of age.

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    P 847

    Welfare and Personnel Management: A doctor examins the hands of munitions workers.

  • WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

    WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945

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

    D 3623

    Women in Industry: At a centre in Slough, Berkshire, England which provided training for work in war factories, Miss Ruby May is seen working on the tail component of an aircraft.

  • MAN OF THE MINE: LIFE AT THE COAL FACE, BRITAIN, 1942

    MAN OF THE MINE: LIFE AT THE COAL FACE, BRITAIN, 1942

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

    D 8246

    A striking head and shoulders portrait of coal miner Fred Woolhouse. In the background can be seen the pit head machinery, towering above him.

  • 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 10381

    After completion, the battleship HMS HOWE moves down river, past the Glasgow shipyard in which she was built, on her way to join the Fleet.

  • AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "CHRISTIE MICHAEL (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production official photographer

    COL 47

    An aircraft production worker working at a furnace possibly at the Hawker factory at Slough.

  • STIRRUP PUMP MANUFACTURE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    STIRRUP PUMP MANUFACTURE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    D 3590

    A wide view of workers and machinery in a workshop which produces 10,000 stirrup pumps per week.

  • RABBIT GOES TO YOUR HEAD: HAT MANUFACTURE IN BRITAIN, 1940

    RABBIT GOES TO YOUR HEAD: HAT MANUFACTURE IN BRITAIN, 1940

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

    D 1270

    Here we see one of the craftsmen at this hat factory at work. His job is to check that the colour of the felt of a half-finished hat will match that of the finished article once the process is complete. Two factory workers, both holding hoods to be...

  • WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

    WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN 1939-1945

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

    P 144

    Welfare and Personnel Management: Welfare officers, who offered legal, personal and financial advice to factory employees.

  • RABBIT GOES TO YOUR HEAD: HAT MANUFACTURE IN BRITAIN, 1940

    RABBIT GOES TO YOUR HEAD: HAT MANUFACTURE IN BRITAIN, 1940

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

    D 1283

    This hat factory worker, surrounded by piles of hats, is forming the shape of the brim of the hats. This is known as flanging.

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