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‘Light metal and Britain’s “warfare state”: government-business relations in 20th Century Britain’ : Paper to the Conference of the Modern British History Network, University of Strathclyde

Perchard, Andrew (2009) ‘Light metal and Britain’s “warfare state”: government-business relations in 20th Century Britain’ : Paper to the Conference of the Modern British History Network, University of Strathclyde. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper explores the complex relationship between the British state and business through the case study of the aluminium industry. Specifically it explores aluminium’s place as an important (and overlooked) player in Britain’s civil-military-industrial complex, and the impact of the relationship between individual concerns and the UK Government on company culture and commercial outlook.