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A bit on the side : price fixing, rationing, profiteering and black markets in Australia and Britain, 1939-1945 / Michael Tyquin
Bib ID 7460753
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Tyquin, Michael B. (Michael Bernard), 1952- author
 
Printer [Currumbin, Queensland] : Publicious Book Publishing
Description [Swansea, Victoria] : Michael Tyquin, 2017 
©2017 
xxxvi, 299 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780648156604 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9780648156611 (ebook)
Summary

"This book is designed to provide a deeper understanding of rationing and price control in wartime Australia with an eye to contemporary developments in Britain. It is by no means an economic history. It breaks new ground in this little known and understood aspect of Australia's society during World War Two. A Bit on the Side: price fixing, rationing, profiteering and black markets in Australia and Britain, 1939-1945 seeks to explore Australia's economic and social landscape to gauge the extent of black markets, profiteering and wartime theft throughout the period under review. While these activities did not occur on the scale seen in Britain they did, in fact, occur, and certainly preoccupied the government - a fact apparently forgotten in the twenty-first century. This history looks at these issues chronologically over the course of the war while making relevant comparisons to the British experience"--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index.

NLApp72068

Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Australia.  |  Price fixing -- Australia -- History -- 1939-1945.  |  Price fixing -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.  |  Rationing -- Australia -- History -- 1939-1945.  |  Rationing -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.  |  Profiteering -- Australia -- History -- 1939-1945.  |  Profiteering -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.  |  Black market -- Australia -- History -- 1939-1945.  |  Black market -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- 1939-1945.  |  Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945.  |  Australian

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