P.H. Taylor: ‘The Role of Local Government during the Second World War, with special reference to Lancashire’

Taylor, P.H., 'The role of local government during the second world war, with special reference to Lancashire.' Ph.D. completed 1992. Lancaster University Abstract: This is a thesis concerning the effects of war on society and in particular that of World War Two on Local Government. It employs the idea of `test-dissolution-transformation', brought about by the conflict, on the workings of the local authorities in a wide field of endeavour. These range from Civil Defence, evacuation…

E. McPherson: ‘The Impact of the Second World War on Local Authorities in South Lancashire 1935-45’

McPherson, E., 'The impact of the Second World War on local authorities in South Lancashire 1935-45' Ph.D thesis, 1995. Manchester University Abstract: This thesis is an attempt to ascertain the war's effects on local government and its work using evidence contained in thousands of documents from the archives of some fifty local authorities in south Lancashire during the period 1935-46. It details the impact on the major traditional functions such as education, transport and fire…