The Decline of the British Motor Industry (Routledge Revivals): The Effects of Government Policy, 1945-79 (Google eBook)
First published in 1980, this book considers the British motor industry over the period between 1945 and 1979, analysing the ways in which the industry suffered a considerable decline in the post-war era, when compared to motor industries of other countries or to most other British industries.
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