Munitions Crisis
(504 words)

Munitions Crisis

Serious shortages of munitions experienced by all the warring powers between fall 1914 and spring 1915. Nations had failed to adequately mobilize their industries for war, or to stockpile raw materials needed for the war. Moreover, industrial manpower shortages were soon experienced owing to the growing personnel needs of the military. The result was a serious shortage of munitions supplies by fall 1914. The shortfall of munitions worsened for all armies until there was only enoug…

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Thoss, Bruno, “Munitions Crisis”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0414>
First published online: 2015



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