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Swindon Works War Work, 23rd January 1942

Swindon Works War Work, 23rd January 1942


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Filename: war2.jpg

Size: 2406 x 1674 (476KB)

Date: 22nd September 2010

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: Swindon War Work album

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Swindon Works War Work, 23rd January 1942

Female workers sorting 25 PDR shells. Work issued by the Ministry of Supply

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 4037797

Swindon Works Women Ww 2 Shells


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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR, we are transported back to a significant moment in history - 23rd January 1942 at Swindon Works during World War II. The image beautifully captures a group of determined and resilient female workers diligently sorting 25 PDR shells, an essential task for the war effort. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, we cannot help but feel admiration for these women who played an integral role in supporting their nation during such challenging times. Their dedication and commitment to their work is evident as they meticulously handle each shell with precision and care. The Ministry of Supply's issuance of this crucial work highlights the vital contribution made by women on the home front during wartime. These brave individuals stepped into traditionally male-dominated roles, proving that gender should never limit one's capabilities or determination. This photograph serves as a poignant reminder of the immense sacrifices made by countless women throughout history, often overlooked or forgotten. It stands as a testament to their strength, resilience, and unwavering spirit. Through this powerful image captured at Swindon Works, we are reminded not only of our shared past but also of the ongoing struggle for equality and recognition that continues today. Let us honor these remarkable women who defied societal norms and helped shape our world through their tireless efforts on behalf of future generations.

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