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(370) D.2850 - Building an extension to their workshops

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(370) D.2850 - Building an extension to their workshops
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DescriptionGroup of female carpenters. According to the existing caption, they are building an extension to a workshop. They are in the process of building the frame and are surrounded by planks of wood. A number of the women are balancing on wooden beams, and two of them are sitting on the rooftop of the workshop. Q.M.A.A.C. stands for Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. By 1918 the Corps consisted of around 57,000 women performing a variety of non-combatant roles at the Front. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Q.M.A.A.C. Crowd of women carpenters who work for Government contractors in France. Women carpenters at work in France. Building an extension to their workshops.']
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John Warwick Brooke
DescriptionJohn Warwick Brooke, of the Topical Press Agency, was the second British official war photographer to go to the Western Front in 1916. The demands placed on he and his colleague, Ernest Brooks, were heavy. They had to take as many photographs as possible, with as much variety as possible, a difficult task for two men covering an army of over two million. Despite this, Warwick Brooke managed to take what would become some of the most memorable images of World War I. As an officially appointed photographer, Warwick Brooke was assigned to the Western Front to follow the progress of the British Army. During his time there, between 1916 and 1918, Warwick Brooke is estimated to have taken over 4,000 photographs.
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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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