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12 post-war assembly lines you’re glad you don’t work on

After World War II, mass manufacturing needed tough bodies and minds to pump up production.
Apr 28th 2013, 11:00 AM 14,434 16

EARLIER THIS WEEK, it emerged that we might be all working well beyond the age of 68 by the year 2028.

The OECD report recommended that pensionable age should be linked to life expectancy (and it’s thought that we will all be living longer in 15 years’ time).

Those with particularly stressful or physical jobs might be concerned about this potential of working arduous jobs for longer. This set of photographs, gathered from the PA Images archive, show a time of post-World War II industrial activity when increased consumer demand led to labour-intensive mass production. Monotony and the chances of ending up with a bad back seem to be the order of the day:

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