001223

Reference HO 192/1223
Title Birmingham War Factories Joint Committee: Priorities Sub-Committee; minutes
Former Department Reference RE/B38 26/46
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Bombing and Attacks on the Population, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Damage to property, Manufacturing and materials, Reconstruction and salvage
Document Types Memoranda, Meeting Minutes
Civil Defence Regions Region 9: Midlands (Birmingham HQ)
Locations Birmingham, Dudley, Halesowen, Hereford, Oldbury, Smethwick, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, West Bromwich, Worcester

Description

A file containing documents relating to meetings of the Priorities Sub-committee of the Birmingham War Factories Joint Committee, on the effect of air raids on factories in Birmingham. Documents in the file include a list of firms that have suffered bomb damage; and minutes of the meetings of the committee. Topics discussed in the minutes include the role of the committee in the process of reconstruction and salvage of factories; the recovery of machines from bomb-damaged premises; arrangements for the relocation of firms due to bomb damage; and reports on visits to bomb-damaged factories. Other topics covered include the progress of reconstruction; the extent of damage to factories; disruptions to production as a result of air raids; and the costs of reconstruction.

Keywords

air raids, bomb damage, construction materials, factories, government committees, industrial equipment, industry, reconstruction, requisitioning, salvage, storage

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