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  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 397

    A female munitions worker explains to HM Queen Elizabeth how fuse caps are made, during a royal visit to the Royal Ordnance factory.

  • VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    VERA LYNN VISITS A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    P 551

    Vera Lynn sings to workers during a lunchtime concert at a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 398

    HM King George VI talks to a female machine operator during a royal visit to the Royal Ordnance factory.

  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THE LEYLAND FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 399

    HM King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth talk to a woman operating a fuse testing machine during a visit to the Royal Ordnance factory in Blackburn. Factory superintendent Stephen van Ryssen escorts them.

  • WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

    WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE: WRENS WITH THE FLEET MAIL, ENGLAND, UK, NOVEMBER 1944

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

    D 22607

    The WRNS Duty Cipher Officer (speaking on the telephone) is hard at work in the Signal Distribution Office of the Central Communications Branch. She is distributing signals for the base. A WRNS Cipher Officer is handing the DCO a deciphered signal...

  • INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

    INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 9503

    Flying Officer P C Ramachandran, wearing a flying helmet, smiles from the cockpit of his aircraft, prior to a test flight, somewhere in Britain.

  • INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

    INDIAN TEST PILOT, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 9499

    A three-quarter length portrait of Flying Officer P C Ramachandran dressed in his flying kit. He is smiling for the camera, a cigarette in his hand, as he stands in the doorway of a hangar upon completion of a test flight.

  • COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 18881

    Miners at a colliery somewhere in the Midlands receive sun ray treatment. The original caption states that "'As good as a week at Blackpool!' is the general opinion".

  • THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: WAR INDUSTRY IN AN OLD COUNTRY HOUSE, 1942

    THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: WAR INDUSTRY IN AN OLD COUNTRY HOUSE, 1942

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

    D 12166

    Men at work in the garage attached to Mr and Mrs Clark's country house, now used as a small factory producing communications equipment. A car can be seen in the background.

  • BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941

    BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4485

    Two factory workers work inside a Crusader tank at a factory somewhere in England, 1941. The photograph is taken looking into the tank through the turret opening, and shows just how cramped these armoured fighting vehicles were.

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