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Anglo-American Shipbuilding in World War II: A Geographical by Michael Lindberg,Daniel Todd

By Michael Lindberg,Daniel Todd

The growth of the shipbuilding in Britain and the U.S. among 1938 and 1945 used to be one of many maximum fiscal feats in historical past. This research examines intimately the unparalleled development either in overall commercial potential and that of person shipyards. Lindberg and Todd transcend the conventional descriptive historic account of this growth to investigate it in the course of the software of a geographical point of view. in particular, they follow the geographic strategies of clustering and agglomeration to the service provider and naval shipbuilding industries of either international locations in this very important era.

Beginning with the emergence of a latest shipbuilding power within the past due 19th century, the authors study how those geographic recommendations have been steadily applied in either the USA and Britain due to new technological calls for on navies in addition to altering geostrategic concerns. whereas international battle I marked the preliminary large-scale instance of clustering/agglomeration, the interwar interval could witness a short death of either the and the foremost shipyard agglomerations. this significant paintings explains how, due to the battle, the governments and the shipbuilding industries of 2 countries have been in a position to reconstitute and significantly extend their services within the face of ever-increasing calls for for either warships and service provider vessels.

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