From Gunpowder to Guns: The Story of Two Lea Valley Armouries (Lea Valley Series).
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Middlesex University Press: First Edition edition (12 July 2009)
By: James Lewis (Author)
The book shows how the Royal Small Arms Factory, at Enfield Lock, became the first in Britain to manufacture weapons with interchangeable parts with machine tools purchased from America. The extraordinary story of the growth of the Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey takes us on an incredible journey from basic explosives through to Barnes Wallis's bouncing bomb, the development of rocket propellants, the exploration of space and the spin-off of modern materials used in everyday objects.
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