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Title:Civil response to war: the Nyasaland civil service 1939-1945
Author:Baker, ColinISNI
Periodical:The Society of Malawi Journal
Geographic term:Malawi
Subjects:colonial administration
World War II
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/29778529
Abstract:Preparations for the possibility of war started in Nyasaland soon after the Munich crisis of September 1938 and a number of emergency measures were carefully planned by the Civil Service during the year preceding the declaration of war in September 1939. It was these plans which enabled the transition from peace-time conditions to be made relatively smoothly and quickly although, of course, numerous changes had to be made to them during the course of the war, especially in the early stages. This paper examines the administrative, non-military or civilian response of the Nyasaland Government to the Second World War, the effects of those responses on the immediate development of the Civil Service, and finally to view the changes in the context of the longer term development of the Service. Notes, tab.