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

By Ian Johnston

Although top recognized for big liners and capital ships, among 1914 and the finishing touch of the wartime programmes in 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons equipped an enormous variety 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 stable exemplar of the wartime shipbuilding attempt. Like so much shipyards of the time, Clydebank hired expert photographers to checklist the total technique of development, utilizing large-plate cameras that produced photos of gorgeous readability and aspect; yet not like such a lot shipyard images, Clydebank's assortment has survived, even supposing particularly few of the pictures have ever been released. For this e-book a few two hundred of the main telling have been rigorously chosen, and scanned to the top criteria, depicting in unparalleled element each point of the yard's output, from the lining Aquitania in 1914 to the cruiser firm, accomplished in 1920.

Although ships are the main target of the booklet, the photographs additionally chronicle the effect of the battle on operating stipulations within the backyard and, might be such a lot visible within the advent of ladies in huge numbers to the crew. With long and informative captions, and an authoritative creation through Ian Johnston, this publication is a bright portrait of a misplaced on the top of its success.

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