Cunard Shell Works, Rimrose Road, Bootle, Merseyside

Cunard Shell Works, Rimrose Road, Bootle, Merseyside
Photograph taken 1917 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL/24001/09

During the First World War the shortage of men meant that many more women began working in traditionally male environments. Here women are being employed in a factory making shells for the war. The shells will be shipped elsewhere to be filled with explosives before they are ready for use.

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