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(279) C.1970 - Lady forewoman in her office at the workshops of the lady carpenters in France

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(279) C.1970 - Lady forewoman in her office at the workshops of the lady carpenters in France

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(279) C.1970 - Lady forewoman in her office at the workshops of the lady carpenters in France
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DescriptionWoman and a man at a high bench in a cramped wooden office. The lady is wearing a flat brimmed hat and shiny long boots. The suited gentleman beside her is leaning on the work surface and looking over her shoulder at her work. There is a lower table behind them both which is covered with papers as are the office walls. Women in Allied-occupied parts of France were called upon to work for the war effort in the same ways as British women were. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. The lady forewoman in her office at the workshops of the lady carpenters in France.']
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Ernest Brooks
DescriptionErnest Brooks was the first British official war photographer to be assigned to the Western Front in 1916. Previously a 'Daily Mirror' photographer, he was given the honorary rank of Second Lieutenant. His remit was to take as many photographs as possible, with as much variety as possible. Using his inconspicuous hand-held camera Brooks was free to wander, sometimes capturing his subjects unawares. Many of the images taken by Brooks were used to fuel the propaganda machine at home and abroad. Despite this Brooks, who was very aware of composition and light, produced some very artistic and thought-provoking images.
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First World War 'Official Photographs'
DescriptionBlack-and-white photographs mainly of the Western Front during the First World War. Official British war photographers took many of them for propaganda purposes. Unless otherwise stated, titles are the photographs' original captions. From the papers of Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928). The Haig Papers also contain Douglas Haig’s diaries.
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