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'His Majesty inspecting the shells at Holmes and Company Limited Munition Works, Hull', 1915

Stereoscopic photograph, World War One, Home Front (1914-1918), 1915.

W C Holmes and Co Ltd was one of several Hull factories modified for munitions production following Lloyd George's appointment as Minister of Munitions. The creation of this new post was a recognition that the whole economy would have to be geared for total war if the Allies were to prevail. Annual national shell production grew from 500,000 in 1914 to 76 million in 1917.

One of 100 stereoscopic photographs associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).

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NAM. 2001-02-256-37


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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