A female member of Air Raid Precautions staff applies her lipstick between emergency calls.
Munition workers in a shell warehouse at National Shell Filling Factory No.6, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire in 1917.
WAAF radar operator Denise Miley plotting aircraft on a cathode ray tube in the Receiver Room at Bawdsey 'Chain Home' station, May 1945.
Women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in flying kit at Hatfield, 10 January 1940.
A Cecil Beaton portrait of a member of the Women's Royal Naval Service equipped for gardening duties.
A veteran sergeant in the Dorking Home Guard cleans his Tommy gun at the dining room table, before going on parade, 1 December 1940.
Pauline Gower, Commandant of the Air Transport Auxiliary Women's Section, waving from the cockpit of a de Havilland Tiger Moth at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, prior to a delivery flight, 10 January 1940.
Members of the Women's Royal Naval Service sampling the Christmas pudding at Greenock in Scotland, 19 December 1942.
Members of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) move a torpedo for loading into a submarine at Portsmouth, 29 September 1943.
An RAF sergeant shares an alfresco lunch with two Dutch women at Nieuland, near Middelburg, soon after the town had been liberated by Allied forces, November 1944.