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© IWM (Q 19643). IWM caption 'Ratings of WRNS mine net workers wiring together glass floats' in collection WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE HOME FRONT 1917-1918

© IWM (Q 19644). IWM caption 'Ratings of WRNS mine net workers wiring together glass floats' in collection WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE HOME FRONT 1917-1918

© IWM (Q 19667). IWM caption 'Group officer and ratings WRNS mine net workers' in WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE HOME FRONT 1917-1918

Getty Images caption 'Women In Uniform During The First World War: The Women's Royal Naval Service, c. 1918, Two ratings of the WRNS assemble a mine in the sunshine, probably at Lowestoft, circa 1918. (Photo by G P Lewis/ IWM via Getty Images)'. Probably IWM Q 19647.

© IWM (Q 19642). IWM caption 'Ratings of WRNS mine net workers wiring together glass floats' in collection WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE HOME FRONT 1917-1918

© IWM (Q 19646). IWM caption 'Ratings of WRNS carrying a mine which has been washed ashore' in collection THE WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE ON THE HOME FRONT, 1917-1918. The caption does not mention Lowestoft but it seems likely that it is a mine that has been recovered to be refurbished as part of the rest of the sequence, rather than having washed ashore.

© IWM (Q 19641). IWM caption 'A WRNS mine net worker wiring together glass floats' in collection WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE HOME FRONT 1917-1918

Getty Image caption 'Women In Uniform During The First World War: The Women's Royal Naval Service, c. 1918, Two WRNS ratings on the quayside at Lowestoft checking the air pressure in Electric Contact (EC) mines circa 1918. Note the mines laid out in the background. They are being connected to form mine nets which were used along the French and Belgian coast to conter the operations of coastal U-Boats, circa 1918. (Photo by G P Lewis/ IWM via Getty Images)'. Probably IWM Q 19648.

Getty Images caption 'Women In Uniform During The First World War: The Women's Royal Naval Service, Lowestoft, 1918, Two WRNS ratings sit in the sunshine on the quayside at Lowestoft to paint mines and steel floats, 1918. Both women are wearing their summer caps. Lowestoft was an important base for minesweepers, circa 1918. (Photo by G P Lewis/ IWM via Getty Images)'. Probably IWM Q 19649.

© IWM (Q 19640). IWM caption 'An officer of the Womens Royal Naval Service (WRNS) supervising the wiring together of glass floats on an anti-submarine mine net during the First World War' in collection WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE HOME FRONT 1917-1918