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The Optical Munitions Industry in Great Britain, 1888–1923


Studies in Business History: 5

Stephen C Sambrook

272pp: 234x156mm: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 312 5: £75/$120

eBook: £30 (incl. VAT)


'Historians of technology, business and war will all find interesting lessons in this book ... [a] meticulously researched and well-written account of Britain's optical munitions industry.'

Technology and Culture


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The story of the optical munitions industry embraces not only entrepreneurship and invention, but also aspects of military technology and international politics. Running counter to the general decline of technological industries in post-Victorian Britain, optical munitions provides an important, previously overlooked, study into the business of manufacturing.

Introduction
1 The Emergence of the Industry, 1888–99
2 The Growth in Importance from the Boer War to 1906
3 Expansion and Consolidation, 1907–14
4 The Impact of War, August 1914 to mid-1915
5 Industrial Mobilization: The Ministry of Munitions and its Relationship with the Industry
6 The Industry’s Wartime, 1915–18
7 Industrial Demobilization and Implosion, 1919
8 Adaption and Survival, 1919–23
Conclusion
Stephen C Sambrook, University of Glasgow
  • 'Historians of technology, business and war will all find interesting lessons in this book ... [a] meticulously researched and well-written account of Britain's optical munitions industry.'

    Technology and Culture

ISBNs: 9781848933125 978-1-84893-312-5 ISBNs: 9781848933132 978-1-84893-313-2 ISBNs: 9781781443583 978-1-78144-358-3

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