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1943 Gallery

Available as Prints and Gift Items

Choose from 8 pictures in our 1943 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Jackaments Bridge Halt, Gloucestershire, c.1940s
Jackaments Bridge Halt, Gloucestershire, c.1940s
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Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII
Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII
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Mobile emergency canteen at Paddington Station, during WWII
Mobile emergency canteen at Paddington Station, during WWII
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Woman pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943
Woman pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943
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Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
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Passengers at Paddington Station in 1943
Passengers at Paddington Station in 1943
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2 PDR gun mounting, 1943
2 PDR gun mounting, 1943
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Midget Submarine superstructure, 1943
Midget Submarine superstructure, 1943
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Midget Submarine superstructure, 1943 Featured Print

Midget Submarine superstructure, 1943

Also built in the Carriage and Wagon Works at Swindon were 50 of these midget submarine superstructures which were produced for the Admiralty. The superstructure was made of mahogany and then covered in outer curtains that protected the driver and his assistant from the flow of water when submerged. All joints had to be precision made in order to prevent any water penetration into the submarine, and the vessel was built to withstand water pressure of 90lb to the square inch, so allowing it to submerge to a considerable depth. The work on the midget submarines was top secret. Only the men directly involved in its design and construction knew about it and they were sworn to secrecy. The screens surrounding the submarine in this image are testament to the sensitive nature of much of the war work carried out at Swindon Works