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Born in 1946? What Else Happened?

Publisher: Boom Books

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9780987543691
Publisher: Boom Books

Born in 1946? is one in 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 1946. He presents these happenings in a thoroughly readable book. And in 1946, although the War was over, rationing still persisted, bundles for Britain were filling dozens of ships, and they came back filled with war brides. Trial and execution finished the broadcasting career of Lord Haw Haw. Sadly, very sadly, the atrocities at Sandakan became known, and Lawson Gallop’s book “We Were the Rats” was published and sold, over the dead bodies of our Censors.

Each volume in this series describes the happenings that affected people, real people, and is designed to make you remember and wonder at things forgotten. The books might just let nostalgia see the light of day, so that oldies and youngies will talk about the past and rediscover a heritage otherwise forgotten.  Hopefully, they will spark discussions between generations, and foster the asking and answering of questions that should not remain unanswered.

Contents:
Preface to this Series
Introduction
Lord Haw Haw dead
Rationing is here to stay
The United Nations
Food shortages
Gordon Bennett's escape
Clothing rations
War brides
Wither Anzac Day parades?
Bundles for Britain
Polio
Rehabilitation
News for smokers
Sandakan
Shopping
Problems for medicine
1946 election
Where's the beef?
The Nuremberg trials
We were the Rats
Pit whistles
Resistance to change
So what's changed in 70 years?
Summing up 1946



 

 

 

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