The Emergency Fire Services in the Second World War

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A special publication by The Fire Brigade Society, The Emergency Fire Services in the Second World War by Sir Arthur Dixon, C.B., C.B.E. was an official government report first published in the 1950s, detailing the history of the British Fire Service before, during and after the war years.

PAGES
60
SIZE
297 x 210mm
EDITOR
The Fire Brigade Society

FORMAT
Paperback
PICTURES
Mono
ISBN
1871335167

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Product Description

A special publication by The Fire Brigade Society, The Emergency Fire Services in the Second World War by Sir Arthur Dixon, C.B., C.B.E. was an official government report first published in the 1950s, detailing the history of the British Fire Service before, during and after the war years. It described the periods of pre-war local fire brigades, the introduction of the Auxiliary Fire Service, the fire bombing of Britain in 1940/41 and the operations of the National Fire Service up to its demise in 1948.

Now, The Fire Brigade Society has reproduced a summary of Dixon’s vast original document, enhancing it with photographs, charts and additional information plus features from other sources (principally the Society’s journal ‘Fire Cover’) to enhance the narrative. Produced in two parts within one volume; part one, ‘Baptism by Fire’ covers the period up to the nationalisation of fire services in 1941. Part two, ‘A National Fire Service’ analyses the work of the N.F.S. to 1948 when the responsibility for fire cover returned to local fire authorities

Packed with fascinating information within its 60 pages, the book contains over 90 photographs, many of which have not been published before.