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Official History of the Ministry of Munitions Volume IV: The Supply and Control of Labour 1915-1916

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Volume 4 of 12.
The foundation of the Munitions Ministry was a revolutionary step, coinciding with the 'shells scandal' in which the failure of a series of British attacks: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert and Loos - was blamed on inadequate supplies of munitions. A press outcry was followed by questions in Parliament which threatened to bring down the Government. The Ministry was set up in response. Previously, the War Office had been responsible for designing, ordering and inspecting ammunition factories and stores. But a year of war on a scale never foreseen, the creation of armies larger than ever contemplated, and the demand for unprecedented quantities of matériel showed the absolute necessity of providing centralised direction of mass war production. The Great War completely upset normal industrial conditions. Preparing this history of the Ministry of Munitions was started during the War itself. It was felt that consulting the officials concerned whilst they were still in post was vital, particularly as many such posts were temporary, and while the questions with which the history would deal were vividly present in their minds.
This volume contains information concerning:
* Labour Supply July-December 1915
* Labour Regulations and the Munitions of War (Amendment) Act 1916
* The Limitation of Recruiting
* The Progress of Dilution

Keywords: imperial war museum, history, war, reference, research, military, first world war, world war one, wwi, ministry of munitions, british, uk, english, england, britain

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
552 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781781494059
Printed ISBN
9781847348784

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