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Born in 1939? What Else Happened?

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9780648324416
Publisher: Boom Books

What happened in Australia back in 1939? Most people aren't likely to remember.

Ron Williams has created this series to record the events that made news in Australia year-by-year. Each volume in the series describes the happenings that affected people, real people, and is designed to make you remember and wonder at things you'd forgotten or didn't know about. They're also designed to get the older (and younger) generations talking about the past to rediscover heritage that otherwise would be forgotten. 

So what did make news in 1939? In 1939, Hitler was the man to watch. He bullied Europe, he took over a few countries, and bamboozled the Brits. By the end of the year, most of Europe ganged up on him, and a phony war had millions of men idling in trenches eating their Christmas turkeys. Back home in Oz, the drunkometer was breathlessly awaited, pigeon pies were on the nose, our military canteens were sometimes wet and sometimes dry. Nasho for young men was back, Sinatra led his bobby-soxers, while girls of all ages swooned for crooner Bing.

Contents:
Important People and Events
Preface to this Series
January
 - Neville's our man
 - Evacuation from London
February
 - BBC Under Attack
 - Advice for Smart Women
March
 - Czech Rump Falls
 - Birth Rates in Australia
April
 - Britain Tries More Treaties
 - The Next Prime Minister
May
 - Europe After the Czechs
 - Bing and Frank
June
 - The Jewish Problem
 - Intro of National Service
July
 - Hitler's Next Victim
 - A Nation Going to the Dogs
August
 - Russian-German Pact
 - The Russian-German Pact
September
 - Invasion of Poland
 - Plonk for our Troops?
October
 - Baltic States are Next
 - British Children for Oz?
November
 - Phoney War Starts
 - Canteens: Wet or Dry?
December
 - Foreign Doctors
Summing up 1939

1 Review
  • Terrific Xmas Pressie
    5

    Posted by Tracey Potatau-Wright on 17th Dec 2018

    When I saw this advertised I just knew straight away what to get my Mum for her Christmas present this year. Having been born in 1939 I am sure she will love this trip down memory lane. I am sure it will also be a good conversation starter when we come to talking family history and how things have changed.

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