Miracles and Munitions


An overview of Munitions factories in World War One with a detailed look at HM Factory Gretna.

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Miracles and Munitions by Gordon L. Routledge

In 1866 Aired Nobel invented dynamite and patented it in various counties throughout the world where it was used extensively in mining and engineering. In South Africa Cecil Rhodes built his own factory in order to break the Nobel monopoly employing the services of two American subjects of the Quinan family, William and his nephew Kenneth. On the outbreak of World War I Kenneth was engaged as a consultant for the War Office on the design of Munitions Factories, of his many achievements.

96 pages with black and white illustrations. Published in 2003 by Arthuret Publishers.

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