Britain's Civilian Armies In The Second World War: The Fight On The Home Front by David RogersBritain's Civilian Armies In The Second World War: The Fight On The Home Front by David Rogers

Britain's Civilian Armies In The Second World War: The Fight On The Home Front

byDavid Rogers

Paperback | February 23, 2017

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Whilst the men and women of national service age were called to arms in the various Services, a parallel process was being undertaken involving the civilian population. This initiative relied in the main on volunteers accepting challenges and committing to undertake duties - some of which were far outside the comfort of their day jobs, or indeed, their previous experiences. This recruitment drive involved many more members of the population, including men and women of all ages (some with experience of the First World War), and young adults - some of which had only recently left school. Most, though not all, were provided with uniforms or badges of office - signaling to one and all that they were involved in the war effort. Of course, there were exceptions in that some young men were sent to the mining industry instead of undertaking their National Service in the armed forces, for example. In this case, there was no uniform per se; however, these so-called 'Bevin Boys' did undertake a vital role in the war effort whilst remaining civilians. Unlike the start of the First World War, the importance to the war effort of women was recognized from the outset. Some were asked to help in the manufacture of armaments, which is not covered here. Others were asked to work on the land, with timber, on the canals... the list of the varied roles was extensive. Another facet of this civilian recruitment drive focused on our young adults, for they were recognized for their potential military roles in the future. To that end, many boys (and in some cases, girls) were put into uniforms and trained in various activities.
Dave Rogers set up Danercon Ltd in 2004 - having previously worked for a multinational company for 23 years. During his industrial career, Dave spent time working in research and development and in the manufacturing division. His research experience involved product component research, product design and the implementation of process v...
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Title:Britain's Civilian Armies In The Second World War: The Fight On The Home FrontFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 23, 2017Publisher:Helion and CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911096311

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