British civilian munitions worker with White & Poppe Ltd, Royal Ordnance Works and Buckingham Engineering Company in Coventry, GB, 1917-1918
REEL 1 Recollections of period as civilian munitions worker at White & Poppe Ltd, Royal Ordnance Works and Buckingham Engineering Company in Coventry, GB, 1917-1918: recruitment to munitions work from Exeter, 1917; medical; lying about age; hostel accommodation; pay and hostel costs; detonator work at White & Poppe Ltd; workforce size; move to Royal Ordnance Works; hostel restrictions and subsequent lodging with foreman.
REEL 2 Continues: entertainments; factory discipline and safety regulations; girl's imprisonment illustrating enforcement of safety regulations; dangers of work; physical effects of working with tetryl; royal visit to White and Poppe Ltd; workers' regular medicals.
REEL 3 Continues: sister's death through munitions work; reasons for milk allowance for tetryl workers at Royal Ordnance Works; work at Buckingham Engineering Company filling bullets with phosphorous, 1918; fire dangers; workforce composition; limited leisure.
REEL 4 Continues: food; contact with front line soldiers; attitude towards conscientious objectors; Zeppelin raid on Coventry; stopping work 11/11/1918; feelings about wartime experiences.