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Was there a difference in work in Sheffield England in World War 2 compared to rest of England?

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March 05, 2008 4:15PM

Since the discovering of stainless steel in Sheffield, the city became known as the 'Steel City'. The steel industry continued to grow throughout the war and Sheffield was in particular demand for their stainless products. Because of this, Sheffield had a great boom in demand for its industrial products. The rest of Britain could not find enough people to work for them, along with Sheffield, because of the human cost of the war. Therefore, the rest of Britain had a lower demand for work than Sheffield and the surrounding areas did, as stainless steel was so demanded.