A Day in the Life of a Munitions Worker

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manual work done by women at a British munitions factory, spring 1917. The young woman leaves her terraced house (section tinted blue) at 5am and takes the train to the factory (tinting ends). In the locker room she and the others change into overalls and boots, and clock on. She works on finishing 8-inch shells, pouring molten explosive in to top the cases up, capping them using a wheel to clear the screw threads, adding...