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Author Dickson, Barbara, 1961- author

Title Bomb girls : trading aprons for ammo / Barbara Dickson
Published Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2015
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Contents 1 In the Beginning -- 2 A Frozen Field of Dreams -- 3 A Mini City Tucked Behind an Eight-Foot Barbed-Wire Fence -- 4 Ramping Up -- 5 If You Can Walk, Talk, Creep, or Crawl -- Apply Here! -- 6 A Day in the Life of a Bomb Girl -- 7 It All Depends on Me -- 8 Safety First Because Safety Lasts -- 9 Whistle While You Work: Industrial Relations and Personnel -- 10 Service with a Smile: Departments Serving Employees -- 11 Rolling Up Their Sleeves: Departments Contributing to Munitions Production -- 12 Nothing Less Will Do -- Employee Morale -- 13 Disasters at the Plant -- 14 When Victory Trumpets Sound the Call -- 15 If You Build It, Scarborough Will Come -- Appendix A: Layout of GECO: An Engineer's Sketch of GECO -- Appendix B: GECO Management Chart -- Appendix C: Typical Workshop Layout: Fuse 251, Shop 67C
Summary "Bomb Girls delivers a dramatic, personal, and detailed review of Canada's largest fuse-filling munitions factory, situated in Scarborough, Ontario. First-hand accounts, technical records, photographic evidence, business documentation, and site maps all come together to offer a rare, complete account into the lives of over twenty-one thousand brave men and women who risked their lives daily while handling high explosives in a dedicated effort to help win the war."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Weapons industry -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Women in war -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Canada.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Canada.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1459731174
1459731182 (electronic bk.)
9781459731189 (electronic bk.)