Come Into The Factories

Discussion in 'Others' started by von Poop, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Got a growing interest in 'other' nations during the war. Been looking at Turkey.
    Amid pics of FW190s & Spitfires flying on the same neutral team, pottered onto at least one open trade route.

    Opium:

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17604) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17600) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17593) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17596) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17603) IWM Non Commercial License
    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17601) IWM Non Commercial License
     
    Dave55 likes this.
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Dunno if we've had this.


    Could have put it here, but that thread should probably stand on its own.
    WW2Talk - Tank Factory.
     
    CL1 and Dave55 like this.
  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Unless I'm mistaken, that's a 40 star flag at the 12 minute mark. Only valid for a few days in 1889.
    WWII era 48 star flag had 6 rows of 8 stars each.

    EDIT: Top of frame is probably truncated. Looks like half a red stripe showing above the top row of stars.
     
    von Poop likes this.
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    weffw.jpg

    large_H_014259_2.jpg

    The Prime Minister Winston Churchill observes a female riveter working on a Supermarine Spitfire at the Castle Bromwich factory in Birmingham, England, on 28 September 1941.
    WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

    Visiting Vauxhall:
    large_000000.jpg

    large_H_009922_2.jpg
    "Winston Churchill in the turret of a Churchill I tank during a demonstration of the new vehicle at Vauxhall's at Luton, 23 May 1941."
    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    large_000000.jpg

    large_H_009924_2.jpg

    "Winston Churchill in the turret of a Churchill I tank (nearest camera) during a demonstration of the new vehicle at Vauxhall's at Luton, 23 May 1941. Sir John Dill, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, is in the second vehicle. These were the first two production models of the new tank, named for the Prime Minister."
    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45
     
    Dave55 and JimHerriot like this.
  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Last photo looks like the park at Luton Hoo a couple of miles from the Vauxhall factory
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Great film shared by @calumdouglas1 on twatter.
    (While making a solid point about why German aero engines might have had a much shorter lifespan. Slave labour not exactly the way to do this...)

    1942 CURTISS WRIGHT AIRCRAFT ENGINE PROMOTIONAL FILM "WRIGHT BUILDS FOR SUPREMACY"
    "This black and white documentary, Wright Builds for Supremacy, is a film on how to create and build Curtiss-Wright aircraft engines, and was probably produced around 1941 to 1942. The documentary was presented by Wright Aeronautical Corporation which was in business from 1919-1929 and then merged with Curtiss to form Curtiss-Wright, remaining one of the divisions of that corporation. This film was narrated by Lowell Thomas, an American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, and was produced by Audio Productions, Inc. "

    1942 CURTISS WRIGHT AIRCRAFT ENGINE PROMOTIONAL FILM "WRIGHT BUILDS FOR SUPREMACY" 85004 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
     
  7. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    "German aero engines might have had a much shorter lifespan. Slave labour not exactly the way to do this"

    The Japanese made the same mistake when they used British POWs as forced labour in their plant building copies of German inline engines. A little bit of sand can go a long way.
     
  8. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Von Poop

    Re photo of Winnie at Castle Brom. A year or so back I had to do an essay on the mobilisation of the British female work force. The lady riveter in the photo pops up in a number of other photos in various books and in at least one Min of Info film. Obviously the British version of Rosie the Riveter
     
  9. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    with 75 years of delay, but still....
    BMW during the era of National Socialism
     
    Dave55, Owen and von Poop like this.
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Was interesting Mr Douglas said "A very good example of why German aero engines had a lifespan up to ten times less than Allied engines. Imagine this being done by forced labour."
    https://twitter.com/CalumDouglas1/status/1284440084281008128?s=20

    Many others might have said that 'ten times' & I'd have had to go and check, but he's drenched in aeronautical engineering jiggery.
    Made me think of the bad assessments the postwar French gave to Panthers in their service, and those restoration chaps telling me of still finding fag butts in fuel lines, sand in gearboxes etc.
    (Give him a follow if on Twatter. A proper alpha nerd on aero stuff.)
     
    Dave55 and ltdan like this.
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    BTW, mate. That's a good page from BMW.
    Head on acknowledgement. I like it.
     
  12. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    you get what you pay for
     

Share This Page