Wartime Britain: 1939-45

Overview

World War II affected every aspect of everyday life on the home front. From food rationing to air raid shelters, war work to the Squander Bug, those left at home had to take huge changes in their stride as Britain mobilized, economized, and saved in the name of Victory.

Wartime Britain takes a look at what these changes actually meant for families: how families coped when parents went to fight and children were evacuated; how pets were fed during rationing; the rise in road ...

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Overview

World War II affected every aspect of everyday life on the home front. From food rationing to air raid shelters, war work to the Squander Bug, those left at home had to take huge changes in their stride as Britain mobilized, economized, and saved in the name of Victory.

Wartime Britain takes a look at what these changes actually meant for families: how families coped when parents went to fight and children were evacuated; how pets were fed during rationing; the rise in road accidents during the blackout; and 'shelter cough'.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780747808299
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Series: Shire Living Histories Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Brown is an authority on the British Home Front in the World War II. He has written several books and acts as a historical advisor for this period.

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Table of Contents

Preface 4

Britain Prepares for War 6

Family Life 12

Home and Neighbourhood 18

Work 28

Food and Drink 36

Shopping and Style 42

Transport 48

Relaxation and Entertainment 56

Education and Social Service 62

Health 70

Places to Visit 78

Index 80

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