A Soviet Union trade union delegation visited Britain 30 December 1941 -9 February 1942, touring factories and other workplaces around the country. This photograph shows their visit to a cotton mill in Lancashire. In London, the delegation met the Prime Minister and made a BBC radio broadcast. In the centre of this photograph is Madame Malkova from the Soviet Government Workers’ Union.
The TUC Library Collections have a large research collection relating to women working on the Home Front during the Second World War. A selection of posters, photographs, documents and oral history interviews with veterans of the Home Front can be found on our website The Workers War.
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