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Born in 1945? What Else Happened?
Publisher: Boom Books
Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: R. Williams
Publisher: Boom Books
As people get a little bit older, they become more reflective on their lives. Nostalgia edges in and they start to look back at their childhood and dwell on those early years. But when they get back to 1945 when it began for them, they can't remember a thing.
Born in 1945? is one is a series of year-by-year books that highlight the social history happenings in Australia at that time. So if you'd like to know what happened in the year you were born - you can't get a better book that this.
Arranged chronologically by months, Ron Williams has scoured newspapers, magazines and other sources and has come up with most of the major events that occurred during 1945. He presents these happenings in a thoroughly readable book, with both respect and some added humour.
He ask the question, do you think that the world is moving too quickly now? If so, then think about 1945. In 4 months Roosevelt died, Curtin died, Hitler died, Germany surrendered, Japan was A-bombed and then surrendered, thousands of war criminals were hung from streetlamps, millions starved to death, and soldiers slowly came home.
Bulldogging and Buckjumping
Socialism was not Communism
Preferences for Servicemen
Was our Army Properly Equipped?
Clergy in the News
Problems with Grog
Is the War Ending?
The War in Europe is Over
Strikes in Oz
Social Issues at Home
Were to Commos Bad Guys?
Food Shortages in Britain
Death Throes in Japan
Should the Bomb be Used - Ever?
Now it can be Told
Some Nurses Survived
What Did we think of the Japs
The World is Still Going Round
Food for Britain
Summing up 1945
Appreciating the challenges of the mid 1940s
Posted by Graeme Drew on 1st Mar 2018
Recommended reading for anyone who wishes to gain a brief appreciation of everyday life and the social fabric of the mid 1940s in Australia. Governments and citizens "played the hand that they were dealt" coupled with the challenges of World War II threw at them and reacted accordingly.
The author provides a brief chance to relive those times.Whilst progress in all facets of life is great, reading some of accounts might give rise to the thought that some of values of that time might be better accepted, and maybe be even more widely practiced, in today's society.