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women stationed in or near the town. Later in the war, the Home Guard was to make heavy demands on a workforce which was already working overtime. Nonetheless, it was a 'people's war' and it created a unifying factor in the burgh town. Indeed, many were to regard 1939-45 as the years when they were closer to their fellow-townspeople than ever before or since. War, indeed, creates its own equilibrium.

 

 

 

Footnotes:

1
Donaldson, Gordon, Scotland (London, 1974) ppl44- 8
2 Ibid, pp149-52
3 Peebles Town Council Minutes, 1904-5 (unpublished)
4 Harvie, Christopher, No Gods and Precious Few Heroes
  (London, 1981) p13
5 Buchan, Walter (ed), A History of Peeblesshire (Glasgow,
  1925) Vol II, pp310-16
6 Harvie, Christopher, No Gods and Precious Few Heroes
  (London, 1981) p42

 

 

 

 

 

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