Philip Hamlyn Williams will give a presentation on ordinance and equipping the British Army in the First World War.
Men fit to fight in the trenches had been called to the colours do just that, so it was largely those left behind who supplied the army. In time government recognised the need for skills of engineering and logistics and such who had survived the onslaught were brought back to their vocation. Women had a key part to play.
Ordnance is the story of these men and women and traces the provision of equipment and armaments from raw material through manufacture to the supply routes which put into the hands of our soldiers all the materiel that they needed to win the war.
Learn more about the author on his website: PhilWriter Ordnance
Sobraon Barracks, Burton Road Lincoln LN1 3PY
Garry Trown, WFAlincolnbranch@outlook.com
26 Mar 2018 19:00