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By Ian Johnston

Although most sensible identified for big liners and capital ships, among 1914 and the of completion 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 sturdy exemplar of the wartime shipbuilding attempt. Like so much shipyards of the time, Clydebank hired specialist photographers to checklist the full technique of building, utilizing large-plate cameras that produced photographs of wonderful readability and aspect; yet not like so much 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 conscientiously chosen, and scanned to the top criteria, depicting in unheard of aspect each element of the yard's output, from the lining Aquitania in 1914 to the cruiser company, accomplished in 1920.

Although ships are the main target of the e-book, the images additionally chronicle the effect of the conflict on operating stipulations within the backyard and, maybe so much seen 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 shiny portrait of a misplaced on the top of its success.

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