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  • 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.

  • OLD RAGS INTO NEW CLOTH: SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, APRIL 1942

    OLD RAGS INTO NEW CLOTH: SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, APRIL 1942

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

    D 7435

    Women sit on upturned baskets and cut salvaged clothes and rags into pieces in the warehouse of a salvage depot, somewhere in Britain. Behind them a large pile of uncut material awaits their attention, and at their feet, a growing pile of already-cut...

  • 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 1268

    The head of the machine planking department inspects a 'hood', as the cone of felt is known, for any dirt or faults. Before this inspection, the 'form' (as it is known once removed from the copper cone) is inspected for faults and...

  • FIGHTER SEACRAFT: MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    FIGHTER SEACRAFT: MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    D 12531

    A portrait of windswept Motor Torpedo Boat Gunner, Able Seaman J Budden, at his post on board MTB 32, somewhere in the English Channel. MTB 32 was a 4th Flotilla vessel and was probably operating in the Channel out of Felixstowe.

  • OLD RAGS INTO NEW CLOTH: SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, APRIL 1942

    OLD RAGS INTO NEW CLOTH: SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, APRIL 1942

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

    D 7440

    A worker at this textile mill removes rags from the carbonising machine. The carbonising process destroys any non-wool fibres in shredded salvaged material, so that the rags can become 'shoddy' and be used to produce new woollen garments.

  • THEY LEARN TO BE LUMBERJILLS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY FORESTRY TRAINING, CULFORD, SUFFOLK, 1943

    THEY LEARN TO BE LUMBERJILLS: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY FORESTRY TRAINING, CULFORD, SUFFOLK, 1943

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

    D 14098

    A member of the Women's Land Army Timber Corps strikes a tree with an axe during training at the WLA training camp at Culford.

  • OLD RAGS INTO NEW CLOTH: SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, APRIL 1942

    OLD RAGS INTO NEW CLOTH: SALVAGE IN BRITAIN, APRIL 1942

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

    D 7431

    A female worker strips buttons from old garments at this salvage depot somewhere in Britain. Most of the salvaged material comes from woollen clothing.

  • 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 1285

    With the next hat to be worked on waiting on his head, this hat maker is rounding, or cutting, the rim of this hat to size. A pile of hats also awaiting attention can be seen just behind him.

  • LIFE AT A BOMBER STATION: LINTON-ON-OUSE, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1941

    LIFE AT A BOMBER STATION: LINTON-ON-OUSE, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, OCTOBER 1941

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

    D 6015

    Men of No. 35 Squadron RAF are briefed before setting off on a sortie, Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire.

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