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"'Woman drilling safety hole in fuses', 1915-1918."


3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm


"A photograph taken by an unknown photographer during 1915-1918 of a woman operating drilling equipment in a British factory. The woman is wearing a bracelet on her right wrist and a wedding ring. Today, health and safety codes would prevent the wearing of loose jewellery on the factory floor. During World War One, many British women took up what was seen as 'men's work' to support the war effort. When the war ended, many women were reluctant to lose the independence work gave them. This photograph has been selected from an album entitled, 'Women's Work in the War 1915-1918'."

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