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  • A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

    A ROYAL VISIT TO THORP ARCH ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, WETHERBY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1941

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

    P 366

    HM Queen Elizabeth is fitted with special shoes by a munitions worker before she can enter the 'danger' area of ROF Thorp Arch. The area of the factory where workers change from their outdoor clothes (the 'dirty' side) into their...

  • 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.

  • RAF CREWS VISIT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

    RAF CREWS VISIT A MUNITIONS FACTORY, UK, 1941

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

    P 111

    A Royal Air Force officer joins women war workers at a bench as he attempts to make exploder pellets during a visit to a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain. He is wearing a mob cap on his head, similar to those worn by the women, although it looks...

  • 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 1034

    Eleanor Roosevelt is fitted with special shoes by a munitions worker before she can enter the 'danger' area of a British Royal Ordnance Factory. The area of the factory where workers change from their outdoor clothes (the 'dirty'...

  • HMS INVINCIBLE 1980 - 2000

    HMS INVINCIBLE 1980 - 2000

    part of "SURFACE FLOTILLA PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT (SFPU) ARCHIVE: HMS INVINCIBLE (1977 - 2005)" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    SFPU-N-1997-CO-434-27

    A unit of Royal Naval ratings, dressed in white general duty dress (but with arms), parade at the stern end of the flight deck of HMS INVINCIBLE. They are led by a sub-lieutenant with drawn sword. they are all standing 'at-ease'. The ensign...

  • RURAL WELFARE OFFICER: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR 'MRS R', HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    RURAL WELFARE OFFICER: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR 'MRS R', HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 431

    In the living room of their home in High Wycombe, a young girl shows her foster parents a jumper bought for her by 'Mrs R', Welfare Officer for High Wycombe Rural District Council. Mrs R is just visible to the left of the photograph. The girl...

  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

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

    P 850

    Women at work in the large laundry attached to a munitions factory, which is used to wash the workers' overalls.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944

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

    B 9773

    Sherman tank crews of 8th Armoured Brigade hanging out their washing in a cornfield near Vernon, August 1944.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: WORKERS' WELFARE, UK, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY: WORKERS' WELFARE, UK, 1941

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

    P 851

    Women use sewing machines to repair overalls at a munitions factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

    LIFE IN A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY HOSTEL, UK, c 1942

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

    P 739

    Off-duty munitions workers make use of the laundry facilities in their munitions factory hostel.

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