The course of economic events from the start of the Second World War satisfied no-one. The housewife was exasperated by the rise in food prices, thousands of workers faced unemployment, and businessmen were bewildered by the flood of regulations and decrees. In this book, first published in 1940, R. W. B. Clarke explores the economic challenges that the UK faced in coping with the war, and possible ways in which these challenges could be resolved or improved. The book is vital reading for students of modern history and economics.

chapter 1|14 pages

The Change to War Economy

chapter 2|16 pages

The Needs of War

chapter 3|22 pages

Civil Consumption

chapter 4|22 pages

The Nation's Man-Power

chapter 5|31 pages

Building the War Sector

chapter 6|21 pages

Foreign Trade Problems

chapter 7|22 pages

The Budget in Wartime

chapter 8|19 pages

Prices, Money and Profits

chapter 9|22 pages

Government Control

chapter 10|19 pages

The First Six Weeks of War

chapter 11|30 pages

The Allies Versus Germany