Munitions Workers in World War One

Richard Marks


Region:
South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £60 plus travel @45p per mile up to 30 miles from Reading
Category:
History
Updated:
22nd June 2022
Tagged:
World War 1 | Home Front | British History | Women In History

Industrial Historian Richard Marks looks the important work undertaken by Britain's munitions workers during World War One. Who were the people who worked in the munitions factories during the war and what did they do ? What were conditions like in the factories and with mass conscription into the armed forces who undertook the vital work to support them in the field ? Find out more in this talk

This talk can be run in conjunction with Munition Workers in World War Two as a two part programme.

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About Richard Marks

I am a published historian based in Berkshire who specialises in industrial and railway history and the history of science. My current areas of research are the aircraft and systems of the RAF, industrial development in the Victorian period, and the development of the railway and canal systems in Britain in the mid to late 19th Century. I am currently researching a PhD in economic history and am a tutor with the WEA.

My talks appeal to a broad range of audiences and sizes of groups. I’m happy to adapt the length and format for your requirements. My aim is to educate and entertain, leaving the audience with a new perspective and wanting to learn more.

A 20 year career in technology, working with British and international manufacturing companies has given me a unique perspective as an historian.

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