Tight ship: Clydebank, 1935

workers get back to work on RMS Queen Mary after their dinner break © Getty

Hundreds of workers at John Brown’s Shipyard, Clydebank, get back to work on RMS Queen Mary after their dinner break. The ship was one of the largest of its time, and building it was a struggle. The company responsible was badly hit by the Great Depression, and to end its three-year shutdown, had to take out a loan from the British government in order to finish the magnificent job and get its employees back to work.

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