Monthly Archives: January 2014

Book List – contemporary books about Wartime Firefighting

FRONTLINE 1940 – 1941 Subtitle: The Official Story of the CIVIL DEFENCE of Britain Author: Ministry of Information Published by: His Majesty’s Stationary Office Date: 1942 The official story of the “blitz” on Britain’s towns and cities. Many black and … Continue reading

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Books about the AFS in the Cold War period

Duty Done: The Disposal of AFS, Civil Defence and Other Government Supplied Vehicles by Barry R. Holliss and Ted Angus (CD-ROM – 12 Oct 2007) Green Machine: Vehicles of the Auxiliary Fire Service and Mobile Fire Columns – Together with Details of … Continue reading

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Wheels of Fire, Home Front Transport, They Rode Green Fire Engines by Alan House

“Wheels of Fire” by Alan House The provision of vehicles and equipment for use by the fire service during and immediately following World War Two presented many challenges.  This book highlights the problems, the innovations and the variety of vehicles … Continue reading

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