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By Roger Lloyd-Jones,M.J. Lewis

the 1st global conflict was once particularly a conflict of logistics. while the clash will without end be remembered for the dust and slaughter of the Western entrance, it was once a battle gained at the manufacturing unit flooring up to the battlefield. interpreting the battle from an business point of view, Arming the Western entrance examines how the British among 1900 and 1920 set approximately mobilising monetary and human assets to satisfy the problem of 'industrial war'. starting with an evaluate of the run as much as warfare, the ebook examines Edwardian business-state family members when it comes to armament offer. It then outlines occasions throughout the first 12 months of the conflict, taking a serious view of competing constructs of the conflict and contemplating how those motivated determination makers in either the non-public and public domain names. This units the framework for an exam of the reaction of industrial companies to the call for for 'shells extra shells', and their various skill to innovate and deal with altering equipment of creation and enterprise. the end result, a crucial topic of the ebook, was once a posh and evolving trade-off among the amount and caliber of munitions provide, a topic that grew to become rather acute in the course of 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 good struggle created a twin military, one within the box, the opposite at domestic generating munitions, and the ultimate component to the e-book examines the tensions among the 2 because the nation strove for ultimate victory and confronted the demanding situations of the transition to the peace time economy.

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