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  • Socks, khaki (long): British

    Socks, khaki (long): British

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12892

    Second World War period British Army issue socks.

  • ear muffs, fur lined, civilian made

    ear muffs, fur lined, civilian made

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 8785

    ear muffs round felt ear pieces lined with fur, joined by brown knitted wool bands

  • THE MEDICAL SERVICES ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE MEDICAL SERVICES ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    Q 54079

    A convalescent soldier knitting a scarf while recovering from his injury.

  • THE BRITISH INDIAN ARMY ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH INDIAN ARMY ON THE HOME FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "INDIAN OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Indian Army official photographer

    Q 52631

    Disabled Indian soldiers knitting socks for the troops abroad at the Queen Mary's Technical School.

  • waistcoat made from recovered wool

    waistcoat made from recovered wool

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 4564

    A crudely knitted woolen vest, made during the last winter of the Second World War, came to the Museum with the following information : 'In November 1944 as F/Lt. Adrian Davies RAFVR I was flying a Typhoon with 263 Squadron 2nd Tactical Air Force...

  • THE BRITISH HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

    THE BRITISH HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

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

    D 22548

    A disabled British factory worker, Mrs A Charles of Oldham at work. Mrs Charles had been disabled all her life, having been born without her left hand and arm up to three inches below the elbow. Nevertheless she had worked in a Lancashire textile...

  • UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES (USAAF) IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945

    UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES (USAAF) IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945

    part of "FREEMAN ROGER (MR) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: USSTAF photographer

    FRE 9885

    A gunner of the 8th Air Force wearing combat headgear. Printed caption on reverse: 'US FLYING FORTRESS GUNNER DISPLAYS BATTLE DRESS. A B-17 Flying Fortress gunner of the Eighth US Air Force is shown wearing combat headgear with oxygen mask and...

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14762

    A close-up view showing knitted woollen jackets being fitted the glass flasks of sticky bombs at a factory workshop, somewhere in Britain. The jackets are fastened by means of a drawstring around the neck of the flask. The woollen jackets will soon be...

  • SOLDIER'S SON: PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH IN WARTIME, BRISTOL, ENGLAND, 1942

    SOLDIER'S SON: PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH IN WARTIME, BRISTOL, ENGLAND, 1942

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

    D 10440

    Irene Stacey (left) knits in preparation for the birth of her first child. Her mother, Mrs Sarah Emily Matilda Jones, holds up a garment she has been working on for her new grandchild. They are in their home at 124 Bloy Street, Easton, Bristol.

  • LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    D 173

    Home Front: Two off-duty women ambulance drivers relax with a magazine and knitting in their mess room at Kingston House, Kennington, London.

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