Introduction: British Industrial Decline and the Armament Trade
It is common to trace concern about the decreasing competitiveness of British industry back at least to the 1870s. Of the relative national decline there can be no doubt, although there may be much dispute as to its scale according to the indicators employed. Debate about the causes continues to be lively. The study of the northern firm of Armstrongs which follows may illuminate some of the themes of this discussion.
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