Photograph 'Turning cast-iron shells'



This photograph shows people in a munitions factory making cast iron shells for bombs. The workers had been exempted from military service because of their age or for health reasons. It is from a volume of photos depicting the various phases of manufacture involved in the Italian war industry.


Bombe di ghisa. Operai non più idonei alla guerra per limiti d’età o dispensati per motivi di salute. Il volume presenta le fotografie relative a varie fasi di lavorazione dell’industria bellica italiana. Facevano parte dei grandi album "La Guerra" nei quali venivano documentati più "gloriosi" ricordi della guerra, come paesaggi, scene, armi, ecc.

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Photograph 'Granate di ghisa acciaiosa: tornitura / Obus de fonte d'acier: tournage / Turning cast-iron shells / Granadas de hierro fundido acerado: torneadura'
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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
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Public Domain

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