"Shipbreakers for the Front First Detachment"

Maker
Unknown
Production date
1914-1915
Description
Group of shipbreaking workers. A group of twelve workers in suits and bunnets pose for the camera. Behind them is a wooden shed. Two flags, one the red ensign, have been unfurled. To the right is a water butt and tap.
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Department
Maker
Production date
1914-1915
Subject place
Subject notes
The men have volunteered to join the army. The flags probably come from ships which have been broken up at the yard. There was a wave of volunteers on the outbreak of war in August 1914 that continued into 1915. 'Friends' battalions often made it possible for workmates to serve in the same unit.
Accession number
P17679

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