Working in the Blackout

  • Marc Wiggam

How the Blackout Affected Wartime Industry in Britain and Germany

In this chapter Wiggam determines that the central principle of the blackout was to protect industry and war production, not civilians. He provides the first survey of how preparations for blacking out were carried out in Britain and Germany, and the effect that the preparations had on the production and the workforce. Additionally, he provides an analysis of the serious impact that the blackout had on traffic safety in both countries.


Civil defense Blackout Wartime industry Wartime economy Transport 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Wiggam
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  1. 1.School of Advanced StudyLondonUK

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