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A 17-year-old Mabel Lethbridge lied about her age to get a job cleaning detonators at the No. 7 National Filling Factory in Hayes, Middlesex. It was a dull job, and when on her sixth day of work a poster appeared requesting staff to work in Amatol Filling Section - the Danger Zone - she immediately volunteered. Injury and deaths were frequent due to novice workers and highly explosive materials.
Channel: BBC (Archive)
First Air Date: 10 Mar 2014
Duration: 16 mins
Collection: The Great War Interviews (13 episodes)
A collection of interviews with World War One veterans and civilians filmed in the 1960s for the landmark BBC series The Great War.