By Ian Johnston

Although most sensible identified for giant liners and capital ships, among 1914 and the crowning glory of the wartime programmes in 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons equipped an unlimited variety of vessels – significant warships right down to destroyers and submarines, strange designs like a seaplane provider and submarine depot send, or even a batch of war-standard service provider ships. This makes the backyard a very stable exemplar of the wartime shipbuilding attempt. Like such a lot shipyards of the time, Clydebank hired specialist photographers to checklist the total means of building, utilizing large-plate cameras that produced photographs of attractive readability and element; yet not like such a lot shipyard images, Clydebank's assortment has survived, even if really few of the photographs have ever been released. For this e-book a few two hundred of the main telling have been conscientiously chosen, and scanned to the top criteria, depicting in exceptional aspect each element of the yard's output, from the lining Aquitania in 1914 to the cruiser firm, accomplished in 1920.

Although ships are the main target of the e-book, the images additionally chronicle the impression of the warfare on operating stipulations within the backyard and, might be such a lot visible within the creation of girls in huge numbers to the crew. With long and informative captions, and an authoritative creation by means of Ian Johnston, this ebook is a vibrant portrait of a misplaced on the peak of its success.

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