During the Second World War many manufacturers were involved in war work. Once they were declared an essential industry, manufacturers were able to keep or get staff, and knew they had a market for the goods produced. Here staff at Standard Motor Bodies stretch sheet metal used to make the body work for trucks for the army.
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