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By Roger Lloyd-Jones,M.J. Lewis

ISBN-10: 0754666131

ISBN-13: 9780754666134

ISBN-10: 0815366833

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the 1st global struggle was once specially a struggle of logistics. while the clash will eternally be remembered for the dust and slaughter of the Western entrance, it was once a struggle received at the manufacturing facility flooring up to the battlefield. studying the battle from an business standpoint, Arming the Western entrance examines how the British among 1900 and 1920 set approximately mobilising financial and human assets to fulfill the problem of 'industrial war'. starting with an evaluate of the run as much as warfare, the e-book examines Edwardian business-state relatives when it comes to armament provide. It then outlines occasions throughout the first 12 months of the warfare, taking a serious view of competing constructs of the struggle and contemplating how those motivated choice makers in either the non-public and public domain names. This units the framework for an exam of the reaction of commercial businesses to the call for for 'shells extra shells', and their various skill to innovate and deal with altering tools of construction and business enterprise. the end result, a critical subject of the publication, used to be a posh and evolving trade-off among the amount and caliber of munitions offer, a topic that grew to become fairly acute through the conflict of the Somme in 1916. This deepened the industrial and political tensions among the army, the Ministry of Munitions, and personal engineering contractors because the strain to extend output sped up markedly within the look for victory at the western entrance. the nice struggle created a twin military, one within the box, the opposite at domestic generating munitions, and the ultimate component of the e-book examines the tensions among the 2 because the state strove for ultimate victory and confronted the demanding situations of the transition to the peace time economy.

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