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A Shipyard at War: Unseen Photographs from John Brown's, by Ian Johnston

By Ian Johnston

Although most sensible identified for giant liners and capital ships, among 1914 and the crowning glory of the wartime programmes in 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons outfitted an unlimited diversity of vessels – significant warships all the way down to destroyers and submarines, strange designs like a seaplane service and submarine depot send, or even a batch of war-standard service provider ships. This makes the backyard a very strong exemplar of the wartime shipbuilding attempt. Like such a lot shipyards of the time, Clydebank hired specialist photographers to checklist the total strategy of development, utilizing large-plate cameras that produced photos of lovely readability and aspect; yet in contrast to so much shipyard images, Clydebank's assortment has survived, even if really few of the photographs have ever been released. For this ebook a few 2 hundred of the main telling have been conscientiously chosen, and scanned to the top criteria, depicting in unparalleled element each element of the yard's output, from the lining Aquitania in 1914 to the cruiser company, accomplished in 1920.

Although ships are the focus of the ebook, the photographs additionally chronicle the effect of the battle on operating stipulations within the backyard and, possibly so much obvious within the advent of girls in huge numbers to the group. With long and informative captions, and an authoritative advent via Ian Johnston, this publication is a shiny portrait of a misplaced on the top of its success.

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