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Title:WOMEN'S WORK ON MUNITIONS OF WAR [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 419
Summary: Women in munitions work in Britain, 1918.
Description: I. (Reel 1) The Handley Page works at Cricklewood, London. Women work as clerks, help build aeroplane engines, cope with acetylene welding and complex wiring jobs, spray-paint Lewis machine gun magazines, and dope the fuselage of a partially-assembled Handley Page 0/400 bomber. II. (Reel 2) Women workers in unknown factories, operating various mechanisms, mainly lathes, for manufacturing guns. One woman operates an overhead crane to lift a completed 60-pounder gun across the shop floor, then the carriage of a 6-inch 26cwt howitzer across in the other direction. Women work on assembling a tank engine, and the track linkages. Other women are at work "varnishing" (?) a partly-assembled Mark V Female tank.