Women making fuseheads

Photograph of women making fuse heads at the Coventry Ordnance Works.

At the end of the First World War, 247,000 women were employed in government munitions factories. Fuse-making was clearly designated as 'women's work'. This photograph shows the crowded shop floor at the Coventry Ordnance Works, where hundreds of women are making fuse heads. Only a handful of men are present.
Catalogue reference: MUN 5/164/1124/40 (undated)
Women making fuseheads
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