Wartime St Pancras - A London Borough Defends Itself, by Charles Allen Newbery

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Wartime St Pancras - A London Borough Defends Itself, by Charles Allen Newbery

Wartime St Pancras - A London Borough Defends Itself, by Charles Allen Newbery

Published by the Camden History Society in 2006, 88 pages. Paperback (N5231)

From the rear side cover: This book contains an unusually complete record of the organisation and operation of the Civil defence Services (or Air Raid Precautions) in one Metropolitan Borough before and suring the Second World War. The original account was written in November 1945 immeadiately after the war ended, by the Chief Air Raid Warden for the Borough - Allen Newbery. It contained reports from no fewer than 19 cooperating services, including Air Raid Wardens, the Poison Gas Decontamination Service, the Food Contamination Service, the Road, Sewers and Mains Repair Service, and some services remembered lovingly by everyone who survived the devastating London Blitzes - the rehousing service, the salvage of goods and storage of personal property from bombed houses, and the multitudinous services of the WVS, whose members comforted the homeless and others left in desperate straits by enemy action.

The original text has been edited by war historian Robin Woolven and extensively annotated by him for the benefit of modern readers, and previously unpublished contemporary photographs illustrate the text.


The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
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