A file containing documents relating to the effect of air raids on Fisher and Ludlow Limited, a metal-pressing firm engaged in munitions production for the government. Documents in the file include weekly statistics on the delivery of goods; reports of production and bomb damage provided by the firm; a series of graphs representing the data in the reports; and maps and plans of the locations of the firm's factories and plants. Topics covered in the documents include a description of the firm and the work that it is engaged in; descriptions of the bomb damage and individual raids; the cost of the damage; and the effect of the raids on industrial production. Other topics discussed include the salvage operations and the methods by which normal production was restored; plans made in case of further raids; disruptions to amenities such as communications and water supply; and details of production contracts with government departments.
air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelters, amenities, blackout, bomb damage, construction materials, contingency planning, electricity, employment, factories, finance, fire prevention, fire services, fire watch, fires, George VI, high-explosive bombs, incendiary bombs, industrial equipment, industrial production, industry, infrastructure, labour shortages, munitions, munitions industry, productivity, reconstruction, repair, salvage, skilled labour, soldiers, statistics, telephonic communications, wages, water supply, working hours