What Did You Do in the War, Mummy?

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A wonderfully varied collection of women talk to Mavis Nicholson about their lives during World War II in this fascinating compilation of oral history. Frank and vivid, these stories reveal intimate details of how these women lived, worked, loved, and coped throughout those difficult years. Ranging from working-class women to aristocrats, the interviewees share their experiences working in munitions factories, the armed services, and the entertainment industry—Odette Hallows even chronicles her days working ...

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Overview

A wonderfully varied collection of women talk to Mavis Nicholson about their lives during World War II in this fascinating compilation of oral history. Frank and vivid, these stories reveal intimate details of how these women lived, worked, loved, and coped throughout those difficult years. Ranging from working-class women to aristocrats, the interviewees share their experiences working in munitions factories, the armed services, and the entertainment industry—Odette Hallows even chronicles her days working as a resistance fighter. Readers young and old will find this book by turns moving, informative, and amusing.

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"A wonderful read."  —Paul O'Grady, Radio 2

"Fascinating."  —Financial Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781854115294
  • Publisher: Seren
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Pages: 271
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mavis Nicholson is a British writer and TV broadcaster known for shows that include Good Afternoon, Mavis Catches Up With . . ., and Mavis on 4. She is a columnist at the Oldie magazine in the UK. Dame Vera Lynn is a British singer and songwriter who became a "Forces' Sweetheart" in honor of her concert tours entertaining troops in World War II. In 2009 she set a record as the oldest living artist to have a number one album on British music charts.

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