Identity Cards, Permits and Passes by Jon Mills
No. 2 in the Within the Island Fortress Series
During the Second World War in Britain every civilian had to carry a National Registration Identity Card at all times. The armed services were also all issued with identity documents
This meant that every civilian, child, soldier, sailor and airman as well as every Allied serviceman in the UK were issued their own card.
In Identity Cards, Permits and Passes Jon Mills describes how the government prepared for the identity card schemes and them implemented them.
The book is filled with colour photographs of original ID cards as well as various permits and passes.
This book is No. 2 in my Within the Island Fortress series covering the uniforms, insignia and ephemera of the British Home Front during the Second World War.
This volume is illustrated with copies of the identity documents themselves. These are reproduced in clear colour images and are all easily readable, this is part of the strength of the volume as it allows the reader to closely examine documents that are usually at best a blurry part of a larger photograph.