How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War

How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War

by Norman Longmate

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Compiled by the historical adviser to the TV series "The 1940s House," this is an engagingly written social chronicle of wartime civilian life in England from September 1939 to August 1945—from the grandeurs of the Blitz to the miseries of dried egg powder—with numerous individual testimonies.

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ISBN-13: 9780712668323
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 08/09/2002
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 820,247
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

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How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
chili1cent More than 1 year ago
not done reading yet, bout half way through, I am enjoying this read..very interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book presented a comprehensive view of the hardships endured by the civilian population of Great Britain during the second World war. It demonstrated the need for a national effort to survive and defeat the enemy. The impact of shortages of modes of transportation, food, shelter and all modes of infrastructure were discussed. civilian education and information helped to find better ways to keep the population healthy during this period.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mother is British. She met my father there. Her whole family was there they were bombed out of two homes.. The family had nothing each family would help one another to a point. But when the war was over you kept what you had. Mom married her "yank" and they only parted when daddy died. Those values and stick together make the best of what you have are just a few of wht was tought to me. The best thing was all people are just people and deserve to be treated with your respect. Mom is 98 she rremembers......
Ikefan More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the personal experiences of the individuals. Several chapters "lagged" a bit, but overall was fascinating. I especially enjoyed learning the origin of "Kilroy" (Wot, No Engine). Fascinating read and kudos to the British citizens for enduring six years of hardship.
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