Gibraltar Dockyard: Problems of Recruitment 1939-1945

By Philip Macdougall, published November 1996

Abstract

With increasing awareness that a further European war might one day occur, the decision was finally taken to enlarge two of the docks. From the point of view of labour recruitment, the adopted time table for work upon these docks turned a relatively simple problem into a nightmare. With both docks, at differing times, placed out of temporary use, the number of skilled workers had been allowed to fall beyond previous minimum levels.

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Filed under: Atlantic | WW2 | Mutiny & Discipline | Mediterranean | Jutland
Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards | Navies