By Michael Lindberg,Daniel Todd
The growth of the shipbuilding in Britain and the us among 1938 and 1945 used to be one of many maximum financial feats in heritage. This examine examines intimately the remarkable development either in overall business skill and that of person shipyards. Lindberg and Todd transcend the conventional descriptive historic account of this enlargement to investigate it throughout the software of a geographical point of view. particularly, they follow the geographic innovations of clustering and agglomeration to the service provider and naval shipbuilding industries of either international locations in this important era.
Beginning with the emergence of a contemporary shipbuilding power within the past due 19th century, the authors research how those geographic suggestions have been steadily carried out in either the U.S. and Britain because of new technological calls for on navies in addition to altering geostrategic concerns. whereas international conflict I marked the preliminary large-scale instance of clustering/agglomeration, the interwar interval might witness a short dying of either the and the key shipyard agglomerations. this significant paintings explains how, because of the struggle, the governments and the shipbuilding industries of 2 countries have been capable of reconstitute and tremendously extend their services within the face of ever-increasing calls for for either warships and service provider vessels.
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Anglo-American Shipbuilding in World War II: A Geographical Perspective by Michael Lindberg,Daniel Todd