January 21, 1944

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

Do you know that if all the blueprints needed to design a medium bomber were laid out in a strip one foot wide, it would take a plane two hours to fly over them?

Of the 100 tons of paper needed to design and build a battleship, 16 tons are required for blueprints, for time and work cards and for office purposes. Every scrap of paper saved helps to speed up war production.

[From the Watford Observer of January 21, 1944]

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