Reid, J. M.


Hutchinson, 1st.ed., 1964. 255 pp., port. frontis. D.j., 21 x 14cm. V.G.+. The biography of Sir James Lithgow, the celebrated Scottish engineer who made his name during hard industrial times in Port Glasgow. He played a key role in keeping British shipbuilding, engineering and Clyde steel-making alive during the Depression of the late 1920s and early 1930s. When Britain was threatened by Germany, James Lithgow served from 1940 to 1945 as a Lord of the Admiralty, in control of British shipbuilding and repair work. The author examines his life and work from his boyhood on the Clyde, his service during the First World War, his place at the centre of Scottish industry between the wars, his essential role in World War II and his return to the Clyde in 1945.

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