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  • THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

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

    D 25849

    A striking photograph of a completed South African Railways 15F class locomotive being steam tested at a large locomotive works, somewhere in Britain. The engine has all cylinder joints tested under full boiler pressure.

  • GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

    GLASGOW SHIPYARD: SHIPBUILDING IN WARTIME, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20847

    Workers stream through the gates of a Glasgow shipyard as they leave work for the lunchtime break. The huge structure of a ship 'skeleton' surrounded by timber scaffolding and several large cranes, just on the other side of the gates,...

  • BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

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

    D 26131

    A scientist in the research department of a car factory somewhere in Britain operates apparatus known as a 'wear and lubricant testing machine'. According to the original caption: "There are only three more like it in the world. It is...

  • THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

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

    D 25819

    A craftsman welds the top of a dome casing at a large locomotive works, somewhere in Britain.

  • BEVIN BOYS: MINING TRAINING, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    BEVIN BOYS: MINING TRAINING, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    PD 285

    As part of their training at a colliery near Canterbury, 'Bevin Boys' throw pit props onto piles during a Physical Training lesson with their ex-army instructor Alex Hamilton. According to the original caption "PT is specialised; is...

  • Keeping the Home Fires Burning Depends on the Lines Behind the Lines

    Keeping the Home Fires Burning Depends on the Lines Behind the Lines

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 15200

    whole: the image occupies the majority, with two smaller images placed in the centre left, held within a red circular inset, and upper half. The title is partially integrated and positioned in the lower half, in red, held within a white inset, and in...

  • A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

    A GIRL JOINS UP: WOMEN'S FACTORY WAR WORK, ENGLAND, UK, MAY 1941

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

    D 3448

    At the entrance to Birmingham New Street railway station, Vera Elliott stands with other new arrivals for factory work as they are split into groups, with each group being sent to a different factory. A Ministry of Labour guide is in charge of each...

  • THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE BUILDING INDUSTRY: THE PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, UK, 1945

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

    D 25827

    A craftsman welds the firehole plates of a South African Railways 15F type locomotive, at a large locomotive works somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption "electric welding is proving satisfactory in many applications to the...

  • BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

    BRITAIN BUILDS LIGHT CARS: THE BRITISH AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, UK, 1945

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

    D 26101

    A car is tested for waterproofing at a factory, somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption, "the artificial downpour exceeds the heaviest rain ever experienced in Great Britain and it is aimed at the car from every angle".

  • PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWTH AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET IN BRITAIN, 1943

    PRODUCING YOUR SUGAR: THE GROWTH AND PROCESSING OF SUGAR BEET IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 12619

    Workers at this sugar beet factory shovel wet beet pulp into trucks for transport back to the farms which supplied the beet in the first place. Farmers are supplied with free beet pulp in proportion to the amount of beet they originally supplied.

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