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Warwork News No. 19, The Other Man's Job
One of a series of films for Warwork News, this film shows locomotives being built for "the second front" at the North British Locomotive Company, Springburn, Glasgow. The clip shows the interior of the factory and shows lightweight locomotives under construction for use on the railway network in Europr. The clip also highlights the work of a visiting Chinese engineer helping with the Allied war effort. Other workers include women and older men.
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Technology / Business Studies: Investigate how war drove scientific and technological innovation. Find out about products that we take for granted today were developed during WWII?
History / Technology: Visit the Transport Museum in Glasgow to visit a locomotive like this.
Economic History: Prepare a chronology of the history of railways and their importance to the economy as a means of transport. Why were the railways so important to the war effort?
Technology / Art and Design: Compare austerity design with ethical and eco design today. What are the defining features of each movement, the similarities and differences.
International Education: Research how many people from other countries served in the British armed forces during WWII or supported the war effort like this Chinese engineer.
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