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Firefighters in the Second World War were as crucial to victory as the army – and they ran the same sort of risks. Sixteen thousand were killed and 180,000 injured. The rest never forgot the dreadful things they saw.

This book is about the firefighters’ story. It’s also about how the Fire Brigades Union was built and how the modern fire service was created.

Firefighters and the Blitz by Francis Beckett (ISBN 9780850366730) may be ordered from Central Books Ltd -Mail Order Department  99 Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN, (Telephone 0845 458 9910  -fax 0845 458 9912 mo@centralbooks.com).

Firefighters and the Blitz, from Firefighter magazine, August-September 2010