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Wartime on the Railways.

Author: David Wragg
Publisher: Stroud : History Press, 2012.
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From the American Civil War onwards, railways have been an important aspect of war. So important were the railways that in the First World War, the state took control of the railways, and then repeated this exercise in the Second World War. Wartime on the Railways describes the part played by Britain's railways during the Second World War, dealing not simply with operational matters or the impact of enemy action on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wragg, David.
Wartime on the Railways.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Wragg
ISBN: 9780752489209 0752489208
OCLC Number: 828794476
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Chapter 1 One Night in May; Chapter 2 Railways and Warfare; Chapter 3 Peace and Poverty; Chapter 4 The Railways in 1939; Chapter 5 The Storm Clouds Gather; Chapter 6 Whose Railway is it?; Chapter 7 Evacuation upon Evacuation; Chapter 8 Operations in Wartime; Chapter 9 Expanding the Railway; Chapter 10 In the Front Line; Chapter 11 Keeping the Home Fires Burning; Chapter 12 Replacing the Coasters; Chapter 13 'Oh What a Mess --
the LMS'; Chapter 14 Through the Heart of the Blitz; Chapter 15 Counting the Cost. Chapter 16 An Ungrateful NationChronology; Bibliography; Plates; Copyright.

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From the American Civil War onwards, railways have been an important aspect of war. So important were the railways that in the First World War, the state took control of the railways, and then repeated this exercise in the Second World War. Wartime on the Railways describes the part played by Britain's railways during the Second World War, dealing not simply with operational matters or the impact of enemy action on the railways, but also looking at financial arrangements, the part played by railway workshops in producing equipment for the military, the wartime experience of the railways'

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