Woman working in a munitions factory, Second World War, August 1942.

Woman working in a munitions factory, Second World War, August 1942.
4 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

Description

'Rough turning at the six-pounder factory - and this is Miss Donaghey on the job. Her previous experience of "filing" was as a clerk with British Airways.' A woman works on the production line in an armaments factory - the contemporary caption uses the word 'filing' as a pun to describe both her part in the manufacture of gun components, and what she did in her previous office job.

© Manchester Daily Express / Science & Society Picture Library

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