Female munitions workers. By Fortunio Matania
As it became clear there would be no decisive swift victory for either side in World War I, the constant demand for munitions increased, and the recruitment of women to work in the factories was a crucial factor in the war effort.
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Group Captain Wilson?s team from the Empire Test Pilots?
Group Captain Wilson?s team from the Empire Test Pilots? School at Cranfield visited A. V. Roe and Co Ltd on 19 November 1945. From left: P. Kidson, Avro; R.E. Clear, Airspeed; Sqn Ldr E. Coton, DFC; Lt Cdr M.W. Davenport, DFC, US Navy; Lt Cdr J.J. Davidson, DFC, US Navy; Sqn Ldr E.B. Gale, AFC; Flt Lt F.R. Arnold, Adjutant; Sqn Ldr D.R. Cumming, AFC, RAAF; Sqn Ldr F.R. Bird, DSO, DFC; W.G.H. Sanders, Handley Page; Sqn Ldr H.G. Hastings, AFC, AFM; Sqn Ldr J.F. Handasyde, DFC; Sqn Ldr E.J. Sanderson, DSO, DFC; Capt T.C. Loh, China; Flt Lt C.F. Phripp, DFC; Sqn Ldr M.W. Sweetman, DFC, RNZAF; and Major A.G. Collings, Avro Sales. Date: 1945
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Clear Block Camp, Lake Webster, Massachusetts, USA
Building and railway track at Clear Block Camp, Lake Webster, Massachusetts, USA. The name of the lake in Nipmuc, an Algonquian language, is the longest place name in the USA, with 45 letters: Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchau-bunagungamaugg. In abbreviated form it is known as Lake Chaubunagungamaug. It means: Fishing Place at the Boundaries -- Neutral Meeting Grounds. Date: circa 1920s
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