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Those who can set off for work. Roads, tram and train lines have been blasted by bombs, so many people are travelling on foot. The going is rough in places, with leaking water mains and smouldering fires. The women travelling out to the munitions factories at Kirkby have a particularly long trek, but are determined that they will maintain their war effort.

Learn more about munitions factories.

Flooded railway lines
Railway lines near Bank Hall station are flooded when the canal's banks are burst by a bomb blast. Such incidents make travelling to work difficult. 20 December 1940
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Audio clip

Gwen Thomas talks about her munitions factory work and injuries.
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