Woman munitions worker:
Mrs Hall
 

On the hazardous wartime work undertaken at the Perivale Royal Filling Factory.

Transcript: We got home and we had a lovely good wash and, believe me, the water was blood red and our skin from then on, until a twelve-month after the war, was perfectly yellow. Right down through the body - legs and toes and toe nails even - perfectly yellow... The mercury didn't show, it was more deadly to the flesh I think, but it didn't show so much except that if it got to the eyes it would cause mercurial poisoning, which I had.

IWM 4124/B/B
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