British women work in various war time jobs and people greet Winston Churchill in Britain.
United Kingdom Date:1940 Duration:3 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
Contribution of British working women to the war effort in England during World War 2. British women prepare for German aerial warfare Battle of Britain. British women stand and talk. A woman reads from a paper. British women put up barrage balloons and man the antiaircraft guns. British women working jobs that are traditionally handled by men. They work on a train. Another woman cleans a wheel. Women fly and taxi planes. Women in war time drive ambulances and buses. They cook food and serve it to men. British men and women work overtime in a factory. A British woman welding with a mask. Workers yawn. Two British soldiers with guns walk. The Germans begin their bombing campaign in the Battle of Britain. A British soldier leaves a house. Soldiers walk with guns on their shoulders. People greet British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He waves to the people. British people listen to Churchill's speech on radio. British Soldiers move up a hill. Men dig in mud. The civilians walk. Soldiers march and work. A man on a horse cart. An air raid by German aircraft begins and an alarm sounds. British boy and girl children look up in the sky and then run for shelter. Blitz Air attack on London by Germany. A warden blows his whistle and runs, guiding citizens into an underground shelter. Parents are seen trying to fit gas masks onto young British children and an infant, as the children squirm and protest.
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