Object in Focus - Mortar Bomb

This Stokes mortar bomb was made at John Dickinson's Apsley paper mill during the First World War when part of the mill changed production to help the war effort.

The Ministry of Munitions took over and used the mill to make trench mortar bombs and small shells. Many women worked in the factories and the manager at Nash Mills noted that they did the preparatory work ‘just as efficiently as men’.


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