Tight ship: Clydebank, 1935

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

Clydebank, 1935. Hundreds of workers at John Brown’s Shipyard, get back to work on RMS Queen Mary, one of the largest of it’s time, after their dinner break.

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Building it was a struggle: the company that had ordered her was badly hit by the Great Depression had to take a £3 million loan from the British Government to end a thre-year shutdown get these men back to work.