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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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • WAR INDUSTRY: WOMEN'S FACTORY TRAINING, UK, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY: WOMEN'S FACTORY TRAINING, UK, 1941

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

    L 39

    A portrait of 21 year old Margaret Woolford as she carries a large metal tube on her shoulder at a government training factory, possibly the Government Training Centre in Slough. She was previously a shop assistant, but is re-training so that she can...

  • MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

    MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

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

    P 1033

    Eleanor Roosevelt chats to rows of munitions workers during a visit to a Royal Ordnance Factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: TANK PRODUCTION, UK, 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: TANK PRODUCTION, UK, 1942

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

    L 502

    Mrs Williams (right) and a colleague assemble the periscope in the cupola door of a Matilda tank at a factory, somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption, Mrs Williams has worked at this factory for nine months.

  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, ENGLAND, 1943

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS, ENGLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    DB 178

    The end of the shift. Tens of workers, both male and female, having finished their work stream off a large vessel and through the shipyard.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: 'MINISTRY OF LABOUR GIRLS' UNDERGO WELDING TRAINING, UK, 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: 'MINISTRY OF LABOUR GIRLS' UNDERGO WELDING TRAINING, UK, 1942

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

    L 194

    Women war workers receive training in welding at a factory somewhere in Britain.

  • THE PRODUCTION OF TANKS FOR RUSSIA, SMETHWICK, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    THE PRODUCTION OF TANKS FOR RUSSIA, SMETHWICK, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 234

    Russian Ambassador Ivan Maisky addresses workers at a tank factory in Smethwick, during 'Tanks for Russia' week. A Valentine tank which has been produced at the factory can be seen behind him.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: HAND RIVETTING, UK, c 1942

    WAR INDUSTRY: HAND RIVETTING, UK, c 1942

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

    L 240

    A woman war worker uses a hammer to hand rivets wing details on a Bristol Beaufighter at an aircraft factory, somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption, "this woman is capable of carrying out the complete manufacture of this important...

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