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The Business of Ships

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As an industrial coastal town, Llanelli became a significant local focal point for the business of supporting the war effort. At the outbreak of war, established local industries initially scaled-up production but later fully adapted for war work and several entirely new industrial ventures emerged. The Great War also temporarily reversed dismal trading conditions for Llanelli shipowners and brokers, but there were significant risks too. The Mercantile Marine were depended upon to keep Britain in business by importing and exporting food, industrial goods and materials for military needs, despite the increased threat of U-boat attacks.

This tribute was suggested by Morrigan Mason & Elin Jones. In association with Carmarthenshire Museums.