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Coventry Transport Museum War Effort Exhibition

War Effort, Coventry Transport Museum’s major new temporary exhibition for 2013, throws the spotlight on the British motor industry’s huge contribution to the wartime production, during World War II.

The exhibition tells the incredible story of how in the 1930s and 40s, the UK’s motor companies supported the military, by building so-called ‘shadow factories’, and turning over production to building thousands of military vehicles, aircraft, munitions and other military equipment.

When you visit the War Effort exhibition, you will be taken on a personal journey through the lives of some of the people who worked in these factories, shedding particular light on the fascinating stories of the women who were drafted to work in the factories, many for the first time in their lives.

Admission FREE.