Draft copy of “Germany’s Iron Industry and the War from point of view of Air Attack” by H.A. Titcomb, sent to Frederick Lanchester

Scope and Content

Draft copy does not contain maps, photographs, and plans, but has complete text. Titcomb was a member of a Sub-Committee of the American Committee of Engineers in London, which was formed in 1917 to consider proposals to defeat the German submarine attacks. This report suggests a very basic way of defeating the submarine, by preventing further building by destruction of the German iron industry. Gives the location and size of various iron-works in Germany or German occupied areas [see LAN/1/12/11 for Frederick Lanchester’s view on the use made of the report].