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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...

  • Jacket, knitted (child’s suit): infant’s, civilian

    Jacket, knitted (child’s suit): infant’s, civilian

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 14409

    simple name

  • 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.

  • Cap, M-1941 Wool Knit: US Army

    Cap, M-1941 Wool Knit: US Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 14273

    Knitted cap of olive green wool, featuring a stiffened peak.

  • Bonnet (knitted): Child’s, civilian

    Bonnet (knitted): Child’s, civilian

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 14424

    simple name

  • Balaclava Helmet, knitted khaki wool

    Balaclava Helmet, knitted khaki wool

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12835

    The balaclava helmet had, like its name suggests, origins back to the Crimean War of 1854-56 and was a practical addition to the soldier's cold weather supplementary clothing.

  • Gloves, knitted: British Army

    Gloves, knitted: British Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12834

    The standard issue gloves of non-commissioned ranks of the British Army (Rifles regiments wore black).

  • 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.

  • sweater

    sweater

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9806

    Sweater knitted by an officer in Oflag VIIB, made out of wool from unravelled woollen socks.

  • Gloves, knitted: British Army

    Gloves, knitted: British Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13445

    Gloves Pair of knitted gloves made of olive green wool.

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