Three British civilian munitions workers at Woolwich Arsenal, London, GB, 1916-1918
REEL 1 Recollections of period as civilian munitions workers at Woolwich Arsenal in London, GB, 1916-1918: Rudkins: reasons for obtaining employment at arsenal and first job; social activities in canteen; bus ride during air raid; memories of Silvertown Explosion, 19/1/1917; work with fuses; incident of using candles to get into work; refusal to work with loaded fuses at White and Poppe Ltd in Coventry; colleague's use of leech. Douglas: reasons for obtaining employment at arsenal and work as over looker; incident of Woolwich ferry getting stuck in mud and drinking twelve brandies; singing on night shift. Godard: presence of rats. Rudkins: air raids. Douglas: memories of Silvertown Explosion, 19/1/1917. Godard and Rudkins: memories of Silvertown Explosion, 19/1/1917. Rudkins, Douglas and Godard: British servicemen. Rudkins: Armistice Day, 11/11/1918.
REEL 2 Continues: Douglas: Armistice Day, 11/11/1918. Godard: Armistice Day, 11/11/1918; incident of being chased by Lascar seamen. Rudkins: leaving Woolwich Arsenal, 1919. Douglas: leaving arsenal. Godard: marriage, 1918. Douglas: attitude towards working in arsenal. Rudkins: air raids; elderly employees. Douglas: elderly employee who would sleep through air raids; memories of Connie Self; daily journey to Woolwich Arsenal. Godard: over loading of Woolwich ferry; problems of using buses. Rudkins: work testing fuses in Empty Fuse Department; description of Danger Buildings. Douglas: degree of awareness of Danger Buildings. Rudkins: restrictions to working in Danger Buildings. Douglas: effects of TNT. Rudkins: story of being on top deck of bus during air raid. Godard: medical examination and reasons for obtaining employment at arsenal. Douglas and Godard: reaction to colleagues' wartime losses. Rudkins: memories of woman whose husband was in Japanese captivity during Second World War; loss of hat in rain.