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  • 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 233

    Factory workers ride on Valentine tanks as they leave a factory in Smethwick. A notice propped on the front of the tanks reads "All Help for Russia Now". The workers are holding a Union flag and a Russian flag and many have their fists raised...

  • ERNEST BEVIN VISITS NO 11 ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES, UK, c 1943

    ERNEST BEVIN VISITS NO 11 ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES, UK, c 1943

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

    P 1987

    Minister of Labour, Ernest Bevin, MP, signs an autograph for a factory worker as he joins them in the 'clocking-out' queue before lunch.

  • 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...

  • GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, 1943

    GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS A FACTORY, UK, 1943

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

    P 1904

    General Montgomery stands on a makeshift stage or podium to address a large group of factory workers in a large hall at a factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • 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.

  • WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION DRIVE EXHIBITION AT ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY RADWAY GREEN, ALSAGER, CHESHIRE, UK, 1943

    WAR INDUSTRY: PRODUCTION DRIVE EXHIBITION AT ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY RADWAY GREEN, ALSAGER, CHESHIRE, UK, 1943

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

    P 1290

    A view of a blackboard at ROF Radway Green listing the targets for each department during the 'Radway Green Spring Attack', which took place between 5th and 24th April 1943. A notice chalked at the bottom of the board reads: "Mr Duncan...

  • 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.

  • SALVAGE IN WARTIME BRITAIN: BOY SCOUTS VISIT A PAPER MILL, UK, 1943

    SALVAGE IN WARTIME BRITAIN: BOY SCOUTS VISIT A PAPER MILL, UK, 1943

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

    P 1799

    A group of Boy Scouts from Eton College enjoy afternoon tea in the canteen during their visit to a paper mill, somewhere in Britain. Members of the Boy Scout Movement played a huge part in the paper salvage campaigns across the country during the War....

  • MUNITIONS GIRLS MEET THE MEN WHO FIRE THEIR SHELLS: MINISTRY OF SUPPLY WORKERS VISIT A DESTROYER, UK

    MUNITIONS GIRLS MEET THE MEN WHO FIRE THEIR SHELLS: MINISTRY OF SUPPLY WORKERS VISIT A DESTROYER, UK

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

    P 12

    Munitions workers Marion Griffiths and Betty Evans stand with a Royal Navy gun crew on the pom-pom deck of a destroyer, somewhere in Britain. Marion and Betty were taken on a surprise tour of the destroyer after discovering that the shells which they...

  • 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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