History of the Second World War (United Kingdom Civil Series) Can anyone help with a question about the 'official' history about civil life in the UK commissioned by the British Government in the 1950s, please? Specifically, has does anyone know if the following planned study was ever published? 'The Royal Ordnance Factories' by W.C. Hornby and others. If so: (a) has anyone ever come across this study? and (b) is there a summary of the number of fatal accidents during the war? Much of the specific information about accidents at the ROFs was "hushed up" due to wartime reporting restrictions. But an official postwar study of this nature should have summarised this information. It is not information that seems to be readily available elsewhere, even in the modern era. "The History of the Second World War" (United Kingdom Civil Series) was edited by W.K. Hancock. The overall series was split into the following three main categories: Introductory General Series War Production Series Within each category there were specific studies (e.g. British War Economy, Problems of Social Policy, Coal, etc). The authors of each work had access to official Government documents and figures (hence the use of the earlier use of the term 'official' above). I have come across one or two of these studies and I own a copy of the one entitled 'Coal' by Professor William B. Court , published by HMSO in 1951. Professor Court was Professor of Economic History, University of Birmingham. The planned work on the Royal Ordnance Factories was to be part of the War Production Series. The author should have been William C. Hornby. He was also the author of 'Factories, Machinery and Plant' in the same series, which does seem to have been published. Some of the studies in the series may not have progressed beyond the provisional stage and possibly the one about Ordnance Factories was one of them? Thanks very much in advance to anyone who can assist with this enquiry.