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British Shipbuilding and the State since 1918

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Few industries attest to the decline of Britain's political and economic power as does the near disappearance of British shipbuilding. On the eve of the First World War, British shipbuilding produced more than the rest of the world put together. But by the 1980s, the industry which had dominated world markets and underpinned British maritime power accounted for less than one per cent of world output. Throughout this decline, a remarkable relationship developed between the shipbuilding industry and the Government as both sought to restore the fortunes and dominance of this once great enterprise. This book is the first to provide an analysis of twentieth-century shipbuilding at the national level. It is based on the full breadth of primary and secondary sources available, blending the records of central Government with those of the Shipbuilding Employers Federation and Shipbuilding Conference, as well as making use of a range of records from individual yards, technical societies and the trade press.

Conditon: Minimal wear, as new condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Johnman, Lewis ; Murphy, Hugh
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9" x 6"
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859896072
ISBN-13:
9780859896078
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press 2002
Title:
British Shipbuilding and the State since 1918

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Few industries attest to the decline of Britain's political and economic power as does the near disappearance of British shipbuilding. On the eve of the First World War, British shipbuilding produced more than the rest of the world put together. But by the 1980s, the industry which had dominated world markets and underpinned British maritime power accounted for less than one per cent of world output. Throughout this decline, a remarkable relationship developed between the shipbuilding industry and the Government as both sought to restore the fortunes and dominance of this once great enterprise. This book is the first to provide an analysis of twentieth-century shipbuilding at the national level. It is based on the full breadth of primary and secondary sources available, blending the records of central Government with those of the Shipbuilding Employers Federation and Shipbuilding Conference, as well as making use of a range of records from individual yards, technical societies and the trade press.

Conditon: Minimal wear, as new condition.

Author(s):
Johnman, Lewis ; Murphy, Hugh
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9" x 6"
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859896072
ISBN-13:
9780859896078
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press 2002
Title:
British Shipbuilding and the State since 1918

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