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With the Queen at Woolwich  War Office Official
With the Queen at Woolwich  War Office Official

With the Queen at Woolwich War Office Official 1917

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With the Queen at Woolwich War Office Official 1917

1 mins United Kingdom

Women had been employed at Woolwich before the First World War, and here can be seen engaging in various types of work for the war effort. Queen Mary, who is accompanied by Princess Mary, enters the factory to huge cheers from the lines of women workers, and then takes a particular interest in a woman using a sewing machine. Woolwich Dockyard was part of the Royal Arsenal complex, which employed 80,000 in munitions work during the war.

Selected by London's Screen Archives From the BFI National Archive

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Home fronts Mary, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) Woolwich Arsenal Docks World War I

Collection

1917 on film

Released

1917

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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