BBC War Reports: The Home Front: The Second World War: Unique Broadcast Material & Interviews from the BBC Archives by BBC BBC
In The Home Front: The Second World War, we hear what the people of the home front listened to as they lived, loved, laughed, and worked through the dark days of World War Two; from the stirring speeches and air-raid sirens to the humor and music that helped to keep them smiling through.
But we also hear their story in a unique oral history of ordinary lives turned upside down: wedding nights spent in the Underground, couples falling in love who scarcely noticed the bombing and positively welcomed the blackout, and mothers coping with wayward evacuees.
Listen and be taken back to a world in which housewives became riveters and bank clerks turned into firefighters—but where no one could turn on a light or ever purchase a banana.
Original recordings from the BBC Sound Archive, with linking narration by Richard Baker
The BBC, or the British Broadcasting Corporation, is a mass media corporation, providing impartial public service broadcasting to the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Headquartered in London, the BBC is the world’s national broadcasting organization.
Richard Bakeris an English broadcaster, best known as a newsreader for BBC News from 1954–1982. He has also narrated several BBC Radio productions, including Mary, Mungo and Midge, Teddy Edward, and Peter and the Wolf.