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With the Queen at Woolwich

Women workers receive a visit from Queen Mary, as she inspects their work at the munitions factory in Woolwich.

Non-Fiction 1917 1 mins Silent

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Overview

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.