Civil Defence - From the First World War to the Cold War
    Civil Defence - From the First World War to the Cold War large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        20 Oct 2016
        10476896
        10476896

        Main Summary

          Until the 20th century, neither the capacity nor the means to inflict major damage upon the British Isles existed. This situation changed during the First World War, with naval bombardments and aerial bombing of towns and cities by Zeppelin airships and Gotha bombers. These raids demonstrated that no one was immune from attack and that by developing civil defence measures, casualties could be reduced and lives saved.
           
          The range of civil defence buildings used in the Second World War was immense, most were built ‘for the duration’, often utilitarian both in design and materials, but none the less, historically and technologically significant.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Roger J C Thomas

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          21

          Number of Pages

          26

          ISBN

          9781848024618

          Contents

            Introduction
            Historical background
            Civil defence structures
            Further reading
            Acknowledgements

            Reviews