Book; Born in 1944? What else happened? - Ron Williams


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This is  a series of books about life in Australia – one for each year from 1939. They describe happenings that affected people, real people. The whole series, to coin a modern phrase, is designed to push your buttons, to make you remember and wonder at things forgotten.

The books might just let nostalgia see the light of day, so that oldies and youngies will talk about the past and re-discover a heritage otherwise forgotten. Hopefully, they will spark discussions between generations, and foster the asking and answering of questions that should not remain unanswered.

In 1944, the Japanese in the Pacific and the Nazis in Europe were just about beaten. In Oz the Labour Government delighted in having great war-time powers, and wanted to extend them. It took a referendum to cool them down.

Sydney was invaded by rats, and there were lots of Yankee soldiers in all our cities, and a few of them were not hated. Young girls were being corrupted by the Yanks and by war-time freedom, and clergy were generous with their advice to them. Germany was invaded, but that did not stop the Doodlebugs dropping on London.

ISBN: 9781502486608
Publisher: Boom Books
184 pages

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Marie Berlowitz

Would have liked some photos in the book

Bryan Butler
Lots of Memories

The book is full of stories and facts about my year 1944. I was pleased with the read but thought, that as per the cover, the book would contain historic photos of that year, sadly there are none.

Pam Apps

Bought for two birthdays in June,so noone has seen them