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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.

  • Prisoner Knitting, Singapore, November 1942

    Prisoner Knitting, Singapore, November 1942

    (art) Made by: Searle, Ronald William Fordham 1942-01-01

    Art.IWM ART 15747 47

    image: A sketch of a Prisoner of War sitting up on his bed and knitting. Some clothes are hanging from a line in the upper left. Ink sketches can be seen through the backing paper on the verso - heads of two children and three Asian women dressed in...

  • A Knitting Party

    A Knitting Party

    (art) Made by: Dunbar, Evelyn Mary 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 768

    image: A large room with a party of women sitting in chairs and knitting

  • dress, knitted wool, doll's (with matching cap)

    dress, knitted wool, doll's (with matching cap)

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3889

    Helga Kohn-Wertheimer brought this doll's dress with her when she was evacuated from Austria on a Kindertransport.

  • 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.

  • skull cap, knitted

    skull cap, knitted

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1313

    Woollen hat made and worn during the Second World War by an Italian prisoner of war while working as a gardener.

  • Our Jungle Fighters Want Socks - Please Knit Now

    Our Jungle Fighters Want Socks - Please Knit Now

    (posters) Made by: GAMES, ABRAM (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 2978

    whole: the image occupies the majority. the title is separate and positioned across the top edge, in black, and across the bottom edge, in red. The text is separate and placed across the bottom edge, in black. All set against a white background. image: a...

  • 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.

  • print

    print

    part of "BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    Q 36402A

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

  • print

    print

    part of "BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    Q 36402B

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

  • Jersey, Heavy Wool: British

    Jersey, Heavy Wool: British

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12889

    Jersey Knitted pullover style jersey made of olive-coloured wool.

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