Frontline and factory : comparative perspectives on the chemical industry at war, 1914-1924 / edited by Roy MacLeod and Jeffrey Allan Johnson. - Dordrecht : Springer, c2006. - 1 online resource (xix, 277 p.) : ill. - Springer Archimedes ; v. 16 . - Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 16. .

Papers presented at a workshop at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna in June 2002.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Technological mobilization and munitions production : comparative perspectives on Germany and Austria / Jeffrey Allan Johnson -- Mobilization and industrial policy : chemicals and pharmaceuticals in the French war effort / Sophie Chauveau -- First World War explosives manufacture : the British experience / Wayne D. Cocroft -- Transforming a village into an industrial town : the Royal Prussian powder plant in Kirchmöser (Brandenburg) / Sebastian Kinder -- Wartime chemistry in Italy : industry, the military, and the professors / Giuliano Pancaldi -- Munitions, the military, and chemistry in Russia / Nathan M. Brooks -- Technical expertise and U.S. mobilization, 1917-18 : high explosives and war gases / Kathryn Steen -- Operating on several fronts : the trans-national activities of Royal Dutch/Shell, 1914-1918 / Ernst Homburg -- Kuhlmann at war, 1914-1924 / Erik Langlinay -- Organizing for total war : DuPont and smokeless powder in World War I / John Kenly Smith, Jr. -- Science and the military : the Kaiser Wilhelm Foundation for Military-Technical Science / Manfred Rasch -- Managing chemical expertise : the laboratories of the French artillery and the Service des Poudres / Patrice Bret -- The war the victors lost : the dilemmas of chemical disarmament, 1919-1926 / Jeffrey Allan Johnson and Roy MacLeod.

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Chemical industry--Military aspects--Congresses.
Weapons industry--Congresses.
World War, 1914-1918--Chemical warfare--Congresses.
Industrial mobilization--Congresses.
Explosives, Military--Congresses.

TP20 / .F765 2006