"This book charts the
life of the showmen in the Second World War, including:
- 1939 most fairs cancelled, with
many showmen driven from the business
- Propaganda printed against
- Few drivers, their men
drained away by the Services
- Police searched living wagons
and confiscated radios
- Rifle-range bore shortage meant
restricted opening for shooting galleries
- Prize shortage for the stalls
- Landmines destroyed everything
- Penny arcade blown to pieces
They still remained open! They had to keep
up civilian morale.
This is only a fraction of what showmen went
through, but still they kept going.
How did they survive all this? With
information that’s never been printed before, this book will tell
the young showmen of today what they never knew about the past."