No Job for a Woman: Insights into the Manufacture of Explosives and Shell Filling in the First World War
Wednesday 7 November 2012
Lecture Theatre 8W 1.1
In response to the shortage of munitions hampering military operations in France, in 1915 the British Government embarked on a programme of factory building unparalleled in history. This talk explores the construction of the major explosives and shell filling factories, conditions within these factories and the part played by “Tommy’s Sisters” in their operation. The role of factories in the making of modern woman is discussed.
For more lectures, see the full Autumn 2012 GULP programme.
Dr Barry Maule
Dr Barry Maule is an industrial chemist who spent 30 years working for the Ministry of Defence before retiring in 2005. He began his MOD career in an ammunition assembly factory in South Wales followed by a variety of assignments in explosives safety and procurement in London and Bristol. He now divides his time between gardening, walking the dog and researching various aspects of the First World War.