Gretna’s Secret War


The best place to start for those interested in HM Factory Gretna.

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Gretna’s Secret War by Gordon L. Routledge

In 1915 the greatest munitions factory on Earth was built at Gretna. It stretched from Dornock through Eastriggs and Gretna to Longtown and employed over 30,000 people.

This is the story of that factory, its workers and the towns that were built to house them.

It is also the story of Quintinshill, the worst railway disaster in British history.

88 pages with black and white illustrations. Published in 1999 by Bookcase.