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Mat McLachlan

Mel chats with War Historian Mat McLachlan. Life in Australia for Civilians during WW2:The Government implemented a wide range of measures in preparedness for the situation of “total war” and national security. The urgent need was to increase available manpower for the services and munitions production. Resources were increasingly marshalled under government control and civilians accepted the surrender of many of their individual rights. People on the home front were expected to make economic and social sacrifices for the war effort. Despite the difficulties and hardships experienced on the home front, this time is often recorded as being one where people worked hard and pulled together