Labour and Daily Life at the Time of the Allied Military Government (AMG)
From August 1945 to October 1954, the territories of the North-eastern Adriatic region were administered by caretaker military governments: the Allied Military Government (AMG) in Zone A and the Provisional Administration of the Yugoslav Army (VUJA) in Zone B.
In Zone A, the first two years of the post-war transition were particularly intense: poverty and unemployment were the two issues the Anglo-American military administration gave the greatest attention to in its agenda.
In particular, in Trieste, the population swiftly found itself in a situation full of paradoxes and contrasts. A social setting exhausted by the war and an economic fabric that needed to be rebuilt represented the background of a challenging everyday life, which had to relate not only to the American way of life of the Allied administrators but also to the press, the newsreels, and the glossy magazines.