Austerity Motoring: From Armistice to the Mid-Fifties

Veloce Publishing Ltd
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This is a pictorial account of Britain getting back on the road after WW2 and appeals to all motoring enthusiasts. A truly unique collection of evocative scenes depicting war-torn society as seen through the camera lens. Chronicles many makes of vehicles that are now extinct. Depicts innovations adopted by motorists starved of new vehicles and includes publicity and propaganda material. Also illustrates the development of the post-war motor car.Following the Armistice the motor industry was rebuilt providing cars for export. New vehicles were largely unavailable for the home market, and fortunate were those people having pre-war cars. Motorists were determined to continue driving despite petrol rationing and raw material shortages, thus leading them to adopt some unique innovations.Easily accessible record of motoring during early post-war period. Succinct and informative text coupled with emotive images.
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About the author

 Malcolm Bobbitt is a freelance writer who mainly chooses to write about automotive subjects. With several books to his credit he also contributes to a number of magazines. An avid motoring enthusiast, Malcolm owns two classic British-built Citroens, a Traction Avant and an early DS, as well as a Fiat 500c Topolino. Living in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District, the author's other interests include walking, travel, industrial and transport archaeology, classical music, fine wines and collecting motoring books.

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Publisher
Veloce Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Feb 29, 2004
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9781903706862
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Language
English
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Genres
Transportation / Automotive / General
Transportation / Automotive / History
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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