A typical German Munitions manufacturing process of 1918. Needs be of notice of workers being primarily women and old men. Most every process is by hand, muscle and back. There is a vast lack of worker protection and safety equipment. With all the sweat and work on each, once when placed in to service by the respective military, is then shot out and exploded as designed.
Karl, interesting film. Probably there was not enough men to do this job after WWI, I see young boys, women and some elderly mainly. You are right, these people did not have any glasses, gloves, hoods. I wonder how many work injuries did they have.
Thank you for your both replies, I was hesitated before presenting this from the other side of your former enemies but as you see, there is the people side that knows no bounderies. Whilst we as modern people, are used to our prospective safety to our workers,, in those times and I would suppose, also in American facturies, the lack of workers protection and no union rules. With this, the long hours that extent far beyond our expected 8 hour work day to go by in as well as expected over time.
Jaga is most correct to observe mostly women, old fellows and very young people working side by side. The women worked in place of men in lifting heavy loads such as shown with the shells to keep up with production. For with the men fighting, manufacturing and production must be maintained.
Kai is very correct with empirical observation of the young women working in these facturies for the war effert, and those ladies long after the war, most likly did have many stories to tell their grand children as most of us would do...
Thank you both once again for your interest in how the other side lived, for people are people no matter which side they are on. For each as our selves try to do best what is available to us to do for our selves and the flagg we respectively live under.