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  • 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...

  • MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

    MUNITION GIRLS' CLUB: WELFARE AT A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    L 157

    Munitions workers Nan Ensor (left) and Vanda Gillan play with a puppy in the lounge of the girls' club attached to a Ministry of Supply factory hostel, somewhere in Britain.

  • BELGIAN ARTIST: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR JOHN CLUYSENAAR AND HIS FAMILY, BARTON ST DAVID'S, TAUNTON, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BELGIAN ARTIST: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR JOHN CLUYSENAAR AND HIS FAMILY, BARTON ST DAVID'S, TAUNTON, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 449

    Belgian artist John Cluysenaar spends time with his wife, daughter Ann, and their donkey, geese, turkey and chickens in the garden of their home in Barton St David's in Somerset. Ann is feeding the pet turkey 'Stripey' who, according to...

  • 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.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 1536

    Private W Allen (centre) and other men of the 1st South Lancashire Regiment draw lots to decide who will get UK leave, 1 January 1945. Allen and his pal Private Butler (right) drew the lucky numbers and went on leave together.

  • 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.

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