The IWM Film Archive is the oldest film archive in the UK, holding over 20,000 hours of film, video and digital material and covering the two World Wars and all conflicts involving British or Commonwealth Forces since the start of the Twentieth Century to the present. Our collection also reflects aspects of civilian life in wartime, military life in peacetime, military exercises and operations.
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Warwork News No 24
Wartime news magazine for factory workers, sponsored by the Ministry of Supply. News items often stressed the value of the 'factory front'.
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This issue covers various topics, including Dame Laura Knight’s painting of Royal Ordnance Factory worker Ruby Loftus, production of munitions in the Soviet Union, a Sergeant demonstrating techniques for mine detection, troops from the Belgian Congo in the Middle East, Lieutenant-General Holmes at a ski school in Syria, and news of the Allied breakthough in Tunisia (including the capture of German prisoners).