Sunday, June 10, 2012




Public now optimistic about the war’s outcome

The Photographic Division of the Ministry of Information kept  a comprehensive record of life on the home front in war time Britain.Mrs D Cheatle of 16 Athol Road, Sheffield, operates a Capstan lathe at a munitions factory in Yorkshire, 1942

One marked feature of this steadily mounting wave of optimism is a belief, reported from many quarters, that the war against Germany will “be over this year”. The emergence of a similar belief lias been noted in the U.S.A. and the leaders in that country have been setting themselves to combat this feeling and to warn their public that there is still a long and hard task ahead of them before victory.