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Highlights of the Collection

Themes

Beauty in a Time of War


Workman operates furnace used to melt bomb-making materials at the Cherrier plant

Workman operates furnace used to melt bomb-making materials at the Cherrier plant
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Bombs neatly stacked at the Cherrier bomb-making plant

Bombs neatly stacked at the Cherrier bomb-making plant
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Workman operates lathe at Sorel Steel plant

Workman operates lathe at Sorel Steel plant
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Woman munitions worker showing her identity pass to a waving security guard at the John Inglis Co. Bren gun plant

Woman munitions worker showing her identity pass to a waving security guard at the John Inglis Co. Bren gun plant
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Bomb shells arranged on the floor of the Carrier plant, awaiting assembly

Bomb shells arranged on the floor of the Carrier plant, awaiting assembly
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Workman wearing protective goggles, mask and clothing, operates a saw to cut the body of a bomb at the Cherrier plant

Workman wearing protective goggles, mask and clothing, operates a saw to cut the body of a bomb at the Cherrier plant
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It is clear that the WRM photographers gleaned more than patriotic inspiration from their subject matter. Many of the photographs in the WRM collection are carefully composed and definitely hold artistic merit.