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The Workers' War

British Industry and the First World War

Anthony Burton

Despite early optimism that the First World War would be swiftly concluded and cause little disruption to British life, the long struggle in fact turned British industry on its head, encouraging technological and organizational advances and a rethinking of traditional gender roles as women took the place of men in the factories. This book examines how different industries coped with the demands of the war and the heroic efforts made by ordinary men and women to keep industry moving.
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Product information:
  • Publisher: History Press
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780752498867
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
Product code:
222766
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