In 1940, the Scottish labour force was working flat out for the war effort. Over 40% of workers were employed in manufacturing.

First broadcast:
3 February 2005

The clip introduces the key industrial events on the home front in Scotland during World War II. Discuss the impact of war on industry and commerce, both in the UK and other nations. Compare industry in the pre-war, war and post-war periods. What were the immediate and lastly impact of the war on countries on both sides? This can link to geography topics on industry and local area studies. Look in more detail at the amount and types of work carried out in Clydebank and other industrial centres to better understand why they became a target for German bombing.