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Sheffield 1860-1914: Armaments Centre of the World

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Sheffield Central Library

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The role Sheffield played in munitions production during the Great War is somewhat legendary, with the great factories of the city's east end turning out shells by the million, yet Sheffield's role as a global centre of armaments production in the Victorian and Edwardian period is sometimes forgotten.

In this talk, Dr Chris Corker examines some of the great names in the history of Sheffield steel - John Brown, Thomas Firth, Charles Cammell, Vickers and Hadfields - and charts the role of these companies in making Sheffield the most famous producer of armaments in the world.

This event is part of a series titled Sheffield: War and Peace, running at Central Library until Christmas.

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United Kingdom

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