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Women at work on the railways under war conditions, 1939-45. Cat ref: RAIL 1057/3280

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The National Archives offers you a number of shopping opportunities. Perhaps the easiest option is to shop online. You can browse a selection of our titles on the link below.



Find a great range of military, popular history and family history books in one place. Your order can be sent anywhere in the world and you can benefit from our regular special offers.
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You can search and download millions of digitised records with DocumentsOnline. Records range from family history to academic sources. Searching the index is free. There are no subscription charges and it costs just £3.50 to download an image.
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Digital Express

Get copies of your documents delivered quickly via email. Choose your document, pay £8.50 securely online and we will email you a link to download your images in JPEG format.
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Record Copying

You can have copies of our documents on paper in a range of sizes and formats. We can also copy documents onto CD-ROM and/or DVD and microform.
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Image Library

The National Archives holds an immense collection of images. You can order a single high-quality print of a photograph for your private use, or have volume licensing to print 1,000s of posters.
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Ancestors Magazine

Are you are tracing a family tree, researching military genealogy, or exploring local history? If so, this magazine will prove invaluable. It will give you practical tips on where, what and how to research. Packed with fascinating articles and features it will fill in the history of your ancestors' lives. Ancestors Magazine costs just £3.50.
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