- Every cloud has a silver lining: The National Emergency Services in central-western NSW during the Second World War
Every cloud has a silver lining: The National Emergency Services in central-western NSW during the Second World War
"As Greg Raffin demonstrates, the parallels between the threat which Australia faced during the Second World War and the continuing Covid-19 pandemic are striking... Greg Raffin's book is especially welcome because too often Australia's history becomes 'capital city history'.... One of the strengths of 'Every Cloud'... is that it brings out the very different characters of even the shires of the Central West... he has produced a valuable record of an unduly neglected aspect of Australia's experience of war". Professor Peter Stanley, UNSW, Canberra.
Prior to the Second World War, the Federal government put air raid precaution legislation in place. The National Emergency Services (NES) was the body tasked with those precautions in NSW. After the Japanese submarines penetrated Sydney Harbor, the NES moved inland. This book explores the work done by the NES in central-western NSW and the long-term benefits which flowed from the work done by this voluntary civilian organization.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2022.
Format: Soft cover.
Dimensions: - / 640 grams.