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The Secret War Factory

Author : Charles Exton
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This book is a story about ordinary people in extraordinary times and how 1,000 people came to a small country town to work at a factory where they made secret equipment which was vital, and helped to win the war. Very few of these people voluntarily worked at the factory. It was wartime and many regulations were in force controlling labour and where people worked. I was a victim of these regulations as I had completed my education but could not follow my chosen career but was directed to work in this country factory. Where did these people who had been directed to work at the factory live? Some large Country Houses had been converted to hostels which accommated some, but the majority were billeted in houses in the town. A Billeting Officer visited every household and where room was available, then that household had to accommodate one or maybe two workers. Not all liked this idea! Many hundreds of workers were directed to this small town with no social amenities, to work in a factory doing work not of their choosing and many living in accommodation where they were not wanted. Imagine this happening today! Most of my readers have the good fortune never to have been in a war, because we have had in this country the longest unbroken peace since Worl War 2 ended. Now because the way we work has changed so dramatically in the last 20 years, most of my readers will not have worked in a factory - an office or a call centre is much more likely. For these readers, I have tried to explain what war meant to ordinary people in 1940, and what life working in this factory was all about.

You re One of Us Now

Author : Bill Reed
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The Hush Hush

Author : Ron I. Smith
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Factory Management and Maintenance

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European Commuter

Author : Willi Frischauer
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War Factory

Author : Neal Asher
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War Factory is the second novel in the Transformation series, a no-holds-barred adventure set in Neal Asher's popular Polity universe. One seeks judgement, another faces damnation and one man will have his revenge . . . Thorvald Spear is losing his mind as he drowns in dark memories that aren't his own. Penny Royal, rogue artificial intelligence, has linked Spear with the stored personalities of those it's murdered. And whether the AI seeks redemption or has some more sinister motive, Spear needs to destroy it. He feels the anger of the dead and shares their pain. As Spear tracks the AI across a hostile starscape, he has company. Sverl, an alien prador, has been warped by Penny Royal and hungers to confront it. But will the AI's pursuers destroy each other or hunt it together? Sverl's prador enemies aren't far behind either. They plan to use his transition to prove human meddling, triggering a devastating new war. Clues suggest Penny Royal's heading for the defective war factory that made it. So allies and enemies converge, heading for the biggest firestorm that sector of space has ever seen. But will Spear secure vengeance for his unquiet dead? Continue the action-packed adventure with Infinity Engine. 'Asher ventures into some terrifying minds and incredible space battles in this tangled but heart-pounding sequel' – Publishers Weekly

The Secret History of the War

Author : Waverley Root
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The Secret War Against Soviet Russia

Author : David Lʹvovich Golinkov
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The Secret War for the A bomb

Author : Medford Evans
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Britain s War Machine

Author : David Edgerton
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The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests, and in command of a global production system. Rather than belittled by a Nazi behemoth, Britain arguably had the world's most advanced mechanized forces. It had not only a great empire, but allies large and small. Edgerton shows that Britain fought on many fronts and its many home fronts kept it exceptionally well supplied with weapons, food and oil, allowing it to mobilize to an extraordinary extent. It created and deployed a vast empire of machines, from the humble tramp steamer to the battleship, from the rifle to the tank, made in colossal factories the world over. Scientists and engineers invented new weapons, encouraged by a government and prime minister enthusiastic about the latest technologies. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat at the hands of less well-equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, Britain's War Machine demolishes timeworn myths about wartime Britain and gives us a groundbreaking and often unsettling picture of a great power in action.

British Railways in Peace and War

Author : British railways press office, London
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Crusader in the Secret War

Author : Judith Márffy-Mantuano Hare Countess of Listowel
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Industrial Canada

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Public Affairs a Maritime Quarterly for Discussion of Public Affairs

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Water Pollution Control

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The Secret History of Chemical Warfare

Author : Nicholas J. McCamley
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This book offers a full examination and description of all the toxic chemical and microbiological agents, either tested, manufactured or used since 1914. It identifies the major research, testing and manufacturing plants worldwide with special emphasis on the UK and North America. Among the British sites are Porton Down (Wiltshire), Sutton Oak (Lancashire), Nancekuke (North Cornwall) and the ICI-operated plants at Rhydymwn (North Wales) and St Helens and elsewhere in Lancashire. It details all verifiable uses of CBW since 1914 and examines the rationale behind such operations. Also studied is the 'arms race' for CBW between competing powers. The author uncovers the scientific arrogance and political ignorance that has led to a greatly exaggerated perception of the potency of CBW, which he maintains is still the case today. Finally McCamley reveals the scandalous history of inadequate and dangerous storage and disposal practices.

Pathfinders

Author : William Anderson (wing commander.)
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World War II Reminiscences

Author : Col. John H. Roush, Jr.
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This volume presents a dramatic collection of significant combat experiences of 79 men in WWII, as told from one combat veteran to another. In the 86 chapters are stories involving all the various branches of combat service and all of the various theaters of war. Within reminiscences, veterans of dangerous encounters are much more apt to open up with details in discussions with men who have also experienced combat. Many find it emotionally distressing to talk of the war with the general public or to recall the horrors of warfare. This is not a history book nor any attempt to tell the big picture of grand campaigns. Instead it is a collection of personal involvements in one-at-a-time incidents of conflict. Many ask what was it like in WWII, for our conflicts in recent years have been vastly different. It has been said that war has become and continues to be an intractable social phenomenon. While some say its elimination is necessary to the survival of mankind, we do not seem to have approached closer to that elimination in the sixty-seven years since WWII ended. Encounters of Warfare remain a stark reality within the present era. That being so, perhaps we should read of what happened as recalled in the most vivid memories of men involved in the most overpowering conflict of modern warfare. Sincerely, John Roush

Secret Wartime Britain

Author : Colin Philpott
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During the Second World War, thousands of sites across Britain were requisitioned to support the war efforts. Additionally countless others were built from scratch regardless of cost. Often the purpose of these locations was concealed even from those living close by.The author of Secret Wartime Britain has compiled a fascinating collection of examples that still exist today, albeit often in different usage. They include underground factories, storage sites and headquarters; spy and communication centres; interrogation and POW camps; dummy sites; research facilities such as sinister Porton Down; treasure stores in stately homes and even royal retreats in the event of invasion such as Madresfield Court.Where were these sites and why were they needed? How successfully were they kept secret? What has happened to them since? Were they returned to their owners? Answers to these and other questions make Secret Wartime Britain a riveting and revealing read.

The Broilerhouse Society

Author : Patrick Goldring
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