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  • 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 46

    A woman factory worker manufacturing aluminium tinfoil strips (known as 'Window') which were dropped by Allied bombers during air raids from 1943 onwards to conceal the location of the aircraft from German radar.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 324

    Light shells pile up around workers at a Royal Ordnance Factory, somewhere in England. The scale of operation is clear from the rows of workers just visible in the background.

  • 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 463

    A woman war worker uses a 'Do-All' Contour Sawing and Filing Machine to cut casings for hatch bolts in the 'smithy' of a marine engineering shop, somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption, this woman also "cuts...

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