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In Stock ISBN: 978 1 9129 9512 7
Condition: Excellent
Published by: Industrial Railway Society
Author: Colin Judge

The Railway, Locomotives and History 1916-1919 of the H.M.E.F. Stratton Swindon, Ammonium Nitrate Explosive Works

The fascination for the history of World War One continues with television, films, books etc. but these mainly concern the awful fighting that took place in Europe. The country had to try and live as it was before the conflict but with food supplies running low, transport drivers in short supply and, above all, the huge demand for the war supplies that were desperately needed for the fight Europe. Women were called in their thousands to help run the factories associated with war products in there were approximately 470 new or existing establishments that were converted to the all-important wartime production.

One such problem that the Ministry of Munitions faced was the huge demand for explosives and this book follows that shortage with the construction of a large new factory in Wiltshire-H.M.E.F. Stratton, Swindon. The history is short from 1916 to 1919 but the contribution it made to the war effort immense!

Softback, 80 pages, black & white photographs


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