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  • FIJI, 1944

    FIJI, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    K 7353

    Some of the 150 members of the Fiji Military Forces Knitting Circle. This is a branch of the Fiji Knitting and Sewing Circle and was formed when members began to teach relatives and friends of men in the armed forces of Fiji to knit socks for the...

  • ON BOARD THE CRUISER HMS SUFFOLK ON PATROL. 1941.

    ON BOARD THE CRUISER HMS SUFFOLK ON PATROL. 1941.

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Coote, R G G (Lt)

    A 4204

    The First Lieutenant also has an unusual hobby. As well as knitting his own socks he knits for women at home.

  • THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    D 4034

    Women of the knitting section of the South African Volunteer Service knit in the workroom at South Africa House. Mrs Francis Black is in charge, with Miss Walker, Mrs Gare and Miss Brixly also lending a hand with the knitting needles.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS AT KINGSTON HOUSE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS AT KINGSTON HOUSE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    D 57

    Two female ARP workers read and knit in order to pass the time whilst on duty at their post in London. A third woman, also knitting, is just visible to the right of the photograph.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 104542

    Female ambulance drivers knit and listen to a wireless while they await a call out to air raid incidents on 2 March 1940.

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    part of "BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    Q 36402A

    Native children of the Industrial School at Kanye, Bechuanaland Protectorate, knitting socks for troops overseas.

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    part of "BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    Q 36402B

    Native children of the Industrial School at Kanye, Bechuanaland Protectorate, knitting socks for troops overseas.

  • SERVICE OF OF MAJOR JOHN BROWN IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE (SOE) AT STA IX, THE    FRYTHE, WELWYN GARDEN CITY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    SERVICE OF OF MAJOR JOHN BROWN IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE (SOE) AT STA IX, THE FRYTHE, WELWYN GARDEN CITY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "BROWN JOHN (MAJOR)" (photographs)

    HU 56751

    The interior of No 7A wireless factory, Bontex Knitting Mill, Beresford Avenue, Wembley

  • "CHORES" IN THE SMALL SHIPS. 30 AND 31 MAY 1943, LONDONDERRY.

    "CHORES" IN THE SMALL SHIPS. 30 AND 31 MAY 1943, LONDONDERRY.

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Oulds, D C (Lt)

    A 17059

    Able Seaman Sidney Blakeson, of Yorkshire, a rating from HMS TAY, a River Class Corvette, embroidering his name on a woollen jersey which he knitted while at sea.

  • "CHORES" IN THE SMALL SHIPS. 30 AND 31 MAY 1943, LONDONDERRY.

    "CHORES" IN THE SMALL SHIPS. 30 AND 31 MAY 1943, LONDONDERRY.

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Oulds, D C (Lt)

    A 17058

    Able Seaman Sidney Blakeson, of Yorkshire, a rating from HMS TAY, a River Class Corvette, embroidering his name on a woollen jersey which he knitted while at sea.

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