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  • FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

    FACTORY BUFFET: WORKS CANTEEN AT A BRITISH AIRCRAFT FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 11395

    A view of the buffet counter at an aircraft factory, somewhere in Britain. Women work behind the counter to prepare snacks and sandwiches for the workers, who can be seen drinking a quick cup of tea during a break in their work.

  • COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COOKHOUSE CABARET: ENTERTAINMENT AT UXBRIDGE RAF DEPOT, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22228

    Two members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force stop a Royal Air Force corporal from starting early on the food which has been prepared for a midnight cabaret, being put on by WAAFs of the catering section at the RAF depot, Uxbridge. Plates of buns...

  • THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    THE BRITISH COTTON INDUSTRY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BRITISH COTTON MILL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    D 25998

    Hilda Mackenzie works as a ball warper at a cotton mill, somewhere in Lancashire. Her job is to wind the fine threads on to a circular wooden beam. Here, she is mending broken threads, which are located by the flashing red lights on the bobbin frame (...

  • THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    THEY TRAIN TO BE COOKS: COOKERY CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 22521

    Two pupils at the National Training College of Domestic Science make rissoles in one of the large kitchens at the college. According to the original caption "they have added dehydrated cabbage, potato and carrot to the mixture. This school...

  • REHABILITATION OF BRITISH SOLDIERS FROM NORMANDY: THE WORK OF THE ROBERT JONES AND DAME AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    REHABILITATION OF BRITISH SOLDIERS FROM NORMANDY: THE WORK OF THE ROBERT JONES AND DAME AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 21461

    A nurse assists Private Thomas Spencer to make children's toys (in this case a small horse) from scraps of felt and leather, as he sits in his hospital bed at the Robert Jones and Dame Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. Private Spencer is...

  • SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

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

    D 10766

    Women of Hovingham stick labels on jars of jam at the village jam centre. All the jam is made from surplus fruit which has been grown locally. Left to right, the women are: Miss Emily Sawdon, Mrs Johnson (wife of gardener Herbert Johnson), Mrs Hackett...

  • COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    D 29316

    Miss A Caulker from Mambo Shengea, Sierra Leone, reads a Government White Paper in the common room at the London School of Economics (LSE). According to the original caption, Miss Caulker was headmistress of a girls' school, specialising in welfare...

  • HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14798

    This photograph shows a model wearing an outfit which illustrates the way in which old clothes can be re-worked and worn as new. The model, seen here leaning on an ornate plinth, wears a black chiffon blouse made from an old dinner dress, a long black...

  • AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "CHRISTIE MICHAEL (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production official photographer

    COL 46

    A woman factory worker manufacturing aluminium tinfoil strips (known as 'Window') which were dropped by Allied bombers during air raids from 1943 onwards to conceal the location of the aircraft from German radar.

  • WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

    WOMEN WAR WORKERS IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    TR 1415

    Miss M Greatorex machines spring cases for 17-pounder guns.

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