This is the seventh of the 1940s and the eighteenth to be released in a series of 30 about life in Australia - one for each year from 1939 to 1968. They describe happenings that affected people, real people. The whole series, to coin a modern phrase, is designed to push your buttons, to make you remember and wonder at things forgotten. The books might just let nostalgia see the light of day, so that oldies and youngies will talk about the past and re-discover a heritage otherwise forgotten. Hopefully, they will spark discussions between generations, and foster the asking and answering of questions that should not remain unanswered.In 1946, although the War was over, rationing still persisted, bundles for Britain were filling dozens of ships, and they came back filled with war brides. Trial and execution finished the broadcasting career of Lord Haw Haw. Sadly, very sadly, the atrocities at Sandakan became known, and Lawson Gallop's book "We Were the Rats" was published and sold, over the dead bodies of our Censors.