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GKN plc is a British multinational automotive and aerospace components company headquartered in Redditch, Worcestershire. [1]

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Abram Games

Abram Games (29 July 1914 in Whitechapel, London – 27 August 1996 in London) was a British graphic designer.

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Aerospace is the human effort in science, engineering and business to fly in the atmosphere of Earth (aeronautics) and surrounding space (astronautics).

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Aerospace manufacturer

An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, or spacecraft.

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AgustaWestland (branded as Leonardo Helicopters since January 2016) was a helicopter design and manufacturing company.

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Airbus SE is a European corporation, registered in the Netherlands and trading shares in France, Germany and Spain.

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Aldridge is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, West Midlands, England.

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Alec Issigonis

Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, (Αλέξανδρος Αρνόλδος Κωνσταντίνος Ισηγόνης Alexandros Arnoldos Konstantinos Isigonis; 18 November 1906 – 2 October 1988) was a British-Greek designer of cars, widely noted for the groundbreaking and influential development of the Mini, launched by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1959.

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Alfred H. Rzeppa

Alfred Hans Rzeppa (January 23, 1885, Gliwice – January 1965) was an American engineer of Silesian, Poland descent working at Ford Motor Company who invented a version of constant-velocity joint in 1926.

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Alvis plc

Alvis Ltd. was created when United Scientific Holdings plc acquired the Alvis division of the nationalised vehicle manufacturer British Leyland in 1981.

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Amityville, New York

Amityville is a village in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States.

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Argyll (car)

Argyll was a Scottish motor car marque manufactured from 1899 to 1932, and again from 1976 to around 1990.

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Arthur Keen (businessman)

Arthur Keen (23 January 1835 – 8 February 1915) was a British entrepreneur, the Keen in engineering firm Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds, later GKN plc.

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Austin Motor Company

The Austin Motor Company Limited was a British manufacturer of motor vehicles, founded in 1905 by Herbert Austin.

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Automotive industry

The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles, some of them are called automakers.

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Bessemer process

The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel from molten pig iron before the development of the open hearth furnace.

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Bilston is a town in the English county of West Midlands, situated in the southeastern corner of the City of Wolverhampton.

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Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.

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British Steel (1967–1999)

British Steel plc was a major British steel producer.

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Briton Ferry

Briton Ferry (Llansawel) is a town and community in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales.

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Bromsgrove is a town in Worcestershire, England.

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Broseley is a small town in Shropshire, England, with a population of 4,912 (2001 census), increasing to 4,929 at the 2011 Census.

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Brymbo Steelworks

The Brymbo Steel Works was a former large steelworks in the village of Brymbo near Wrexham, Wales.

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Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital of, and largest city in, Wales, and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom.

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Consett Iron Company

The Consett Iron Company Ltd was an industrial business based in the Consett area of County Durham in the United Kingdom.

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Constant-velocity joint

Constant-velocity joints (also known as homokinetic or CV joints) allow a drive shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at constant rotational speed, without an appreciable increase in friction or play.

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Cornelly (Welsh: Corneli) is a community in Bridgend County Borough, South Wales.

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Corporate identity

A corporate identity or corporate image is the manner which a corporation, firm or business presents themselves to the public (such as customers and investors as well as employees).

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A crankshaft—related to crank—is a mechanical part able to perform a conversion between reciprocating motion and rotational motion.

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Cwmbran (Cwmbrân, also in use as an alternative spelling in English) is a new town in Wales.

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Cylinder (engine)

A cylinder is the central working part of a reciprocating engine or pump, the space in which a piston travels.

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Daimler Company

The Daimler Company Limited, until 1910, the Daimler Motor Company Limited, was an independent British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in London by H. J. Lawson in 1896, which set up its manufacturing base in Coventry.

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Dana Incorporated

Dana Incorporated is an American worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies.

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Darlaston is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall in the West Midlands of England.

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In corporate finance, a debenture is a medium to long-term debt instrument used by large companies to borrow money, at a fixed rate of interest.

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Dictionary of National Biography

The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885.

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Dowlais is a village and community of the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales.

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Edgar de Normanville

Captain Edgar Joseph de Normanville R.E. (1882-1968) was a British engineer who became a successful inventor and a technical journalist.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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A fastener (US English) or fastening (UK English) is a hardware device that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together.

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Filton is a large suburban town and civil parish in South Gloucestershire, England, north of the City of Bristol and approximately from the city centre.

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Fokker Technologies

Fokker Technologies is a Dutch aerospace company.

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a form of engine and transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only.

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The FV432 is the armoured personnel carrier variant of the British Army's FV430 series of armoured fighting vehicles.

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George Thomas Clark

Colonel George Thomas Clark (26 May 1809 – 31 January 1898) was a British surgeon and engineer.

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Getrag, stylized as GETRAG, is the world's largest supplier of transmission systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

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GKN Driveline

GKN Driveline is a multinational automotive components manufacturer specialising in driveline technologies.

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Guest family

The Guest family are a British family of the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries who, among other things built a huge industrial business in the Dowlais Iron Company and later in Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds.

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Hardy Spicer

Hardy Spicer is a brand of automotive transmission or driveline equipment best known for its mechanical constant velocity universal joint originally manufactured in Britain by Hardy employing patents belonging to US-based Spicer Manufacturing.

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A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.

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Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin

Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin (8 November 186623 May 1941) was an English automobile designer and builder who founded the Austin Motor Company.

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Humber Limited

Humber Limited was a British manufacturer of bicycles, motorcycles and motor vehicles incorporated and listed on the stock exchange in 1887.

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

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Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain

The Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain was a nationalised industry, set up in 1949 by Clement Attlee's Labour government.

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Isaac Wilkinson

Isaac Wilkinson (baptised 6 May 1695 - 31 January 1784) was an English industrialist, one of the founders of the iron industry and pioneer of the Industrial Revolution.

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Ivor Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne

Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne, 2nd Baronet Dowlais, DL (29 August 1835 – 22 February 1914) was a Welsh industrialist.

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John Lysaght and Co.

John Lysaght and Co. was an iron and steel company established in Bristol, England and with later operations in Wolverhampton, Newport, and Scunthorpe.

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Joint-stock company

A joint-stock company is a business entity in which shares of the company's stock can be bought and sold by shareholders.

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Joseph Henry Nettlefold

Joseph Henry Nettlefold (19 September 1827 – 22 November 1881) was a British industrialist, the Nettlefold in Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds.

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Kevin Smith (businessman)

Sir Kevin Smith, FRAeS (born 22 May 1954) was the chief executive, from January 2003 to 31 December 2011, of GKN plc.

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Kirkstall forge

Kirkstall Forge Engineering was a metalworking business based near Kirkstall, in Yorkshire.

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The Krupp family (see pronunciation), a prominent 400-year-old German dynasty from Essen, became famous for their production of steel, artillery, ammunition, and other armaments.

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Labour government, 1964–1970

Harold Wilson was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II on 16 October 1964 and formed the first Wilson ministry, a Labour Party government, which held office with a thin majority between 1964 and 1966.

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Lady Charlotte Guest

Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Guest (née Bertie; 19 May 1812 – 15 January 1895), later Lady Charlotte Schreiber, was an English aristocrat who is best known as the first publisher in modern print format of The Mabinogion which is the earliest prose literature of Britain.

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Laycock Engineering

The Laycock Engineering Company Limited of Archer Road, Millhouses, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England was an engineering business established in 1884 by W S Laycock which made small and major components for railway rolling stock.

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Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.

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Leonardo S.p.A.

Leonardo S.p.A., formerly Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Finmeccanica, is an Italian global high-tech company and one of the key players in aerospace, defence and security.

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A license (American English) or licence (British English) is an official permission or permit to do, use, or own something (as well as the document of that permission or permit).

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The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.

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Maidenhead is a large town in Berkshire, England, on the south-western bank of the River Thames.

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Margam is a suburb of Port Talbot in the Welsh county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales, close to junction 39 of the M4 motorway.

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Melrose Industries

Melrose Industries plc is a London-based company that specialises in buying and improving underperforming businesses.

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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful) is a large town in Wales, with a population of about 63,546, situated approximately north of Cardiff.

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Michael Turner (businessman)

Michael John Turner CBE (born 5 August 1948) is the former chief executive officer (CEO) of the aerospace and defence company BAE Systems, and current chairman of Babcock International and prior to the hostile takeover by Melrose was chairman of GKN plc.

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The Mini is a small economy car produced by the English-based British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000.

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Multinational corporation

A multinational corporation (MNC) or worldwide enterprise is a corporate organization that owns or controls production of goods or services in at least one country other than its home country.

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National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party – officially the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) – in Nazi Germany, and of other far-right groups with similar aims.

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Nigel Stein

Nigel MacRae Stein (born 15 October 1955) is a British businessman.

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Nut (hardware)

A nut is a type of fastener with a threaded hole.

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Papendrecht is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, at the crossing of the River Beneden Merwede and the Noord River.

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Port Talbot

Port Talbot is a town in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales.

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Pound sterling

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.

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Powder metallurgy

Powder metallurgy (PM) is a term covering a wide range of ways in which materials or components are made from metal powders.

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Profit (accounting)

Profit, in accounting, is an income distributed to the owner in a profitable market production process (business).

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Raymond Brookes, Baron Brookes

Raymond Percival Brookes, Baron Brookes (10 April 1909 – 31 July 2002) was a British industrialist.

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Redditch is a town and local government district in north-east Worcestershire, England, approximately south of Birmingham.

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Rolling (metalworking)

In metalworking, rolling is a metal forming process in which metal stock is passed through one or more pairs of rolls to reduce the thickness and to make the thickness uniform.

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Rover Company

The Rover Company Limited was a British car manufacturing company that operated from its base in Solihull in Warwickshire.

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A screw is a type of fastener, in some ways similar to a bolt (see Differentiation between bolt and screw below), typically made of metal, and characterized by a helical ridge, known as a male thread (external thread).

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Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.

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Smethwick is a town in Sandwell, West Midlands, historically in Staffordshire.

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Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.

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Star Motor Company

The Star Motor Company was a British car and commercial vehicle maker based in Wolverhampton and active from 1898 to 1932.

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A subsidiary, subsidiary company or daughter company"daughter company.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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Thomas Lewis (industrialist)

Thomas Lewis (died 1764) was one of the founders of the Dowlais Ironworks, one of the largest ironworks in Wales.

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Tony Vandervell

Guy Anthony "Tony" Vandervell (8 September 1898 – 10 March 1967) was an English industrialist, motor racing financier, and founder of the Vanwall Formula One racing team.

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Triumph Herald

The Triumph Herald is a small two-door car introduced by the Standard-Triumph Company of Coventry in 1959 and made through to 1971.

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Vertical integration

In microeconomics and management, vertical integration is an arrangement in which the supply chain of a company is owned by that company.

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The Volvo Group (Volvokoncernen; legally Aktiebolaget Volvo, shortened to AB Volvo) (stylized as VOLVO) is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg.

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Volvo Aero

Volvo Aero was a Swedish aircraft, guided missiles and rocket engine manufacturer.

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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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Wellington, Kansas

Wellington is a city in and the county seat of Sumner County, Kansas, United States.

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Wellington, Shropshire

Wellington is a town in the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England and now forms part of the new town of Telford, with which it has gradually become contiguous.

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West Midlands (county)

The West Midlands is a metropolitan county and city region in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England.

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Westland Aircraft

Westland Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer located in Yeovil, Somerset.

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White paper

A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter.

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William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield

William Richard Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield (10 October 1877 – 22 August 1963) was an English motor manufacturer and philanthropist.

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Worcestershire (written abbreviation: Worcs) is a county in the West Midlands of England.

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World war

A world war, is a large-scale war involving many of the countries of the world or many of the most powerful and populous ones.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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