Steering London Through: London's Road Services in Second World War (Capital)

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This book examines how London Transport continued to operate road services during World War 2, looking in particular at the planning that went into providing road services during wartime.

The London Passenger Transport Board had only existed for six years when Britain entered into a war with Germany in 1939. However, it had been making plans to provide shelters and first aid points over a year before the start of the war. In Steering London Through: London's Road Services in the Second World War, authors Tony Beard and Mick Webber examine the work that went into keeping buses and trams operating during World War 2.

The book is split into chapters, taking a chronological look at road services during the war:

  • Preparing for War
  • The Final Months of Peace
  • Green Line Ambulances
  • Evacuation
  • September 1939
  • October to December 1939
  • The 2RT2
  • The First Half of 1940
  • A Wartime London Tram Conductress
  • The Blitz
  • Loaned Vehicles
  • A Quieter Period
  • Adding to the Fleet
  • The Attacks Continue
  • The V-Weapon Menace
  • The London Victory Parade

Well-illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, reproduced documents and tables. Hardback. 240 pages.

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