Wartime House: Home Life in Wartime Britain 1939-45

Wartime House: Home Life in Wartime Britain 1939-45

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Wartime House: Home Life in Wartime Britain 1939-45 by Mike Brown, Carol Harris

What was it like to live in Britain during the Second World War? What kind of house did the average family live in? How did people cope with the ever-present threat of air-raids, not to mention the hardship of food and clothes rationing? How was a typical suburban home built? What were the choices open to householders when it came to interior decoration and furnishing? How did the war affect the domestic routines of an average household? The demands of a nation at war had many other far-reaching effects on the average home. How did women cope with bringing up a family single-handedly after their husbands were conscripted for military service? How did they use the rations and keep up their families spirits? What was it like to 'Make do and Mend' or 'Dig for Victory', or to sleep in an Anderson shelter? By looking at the lives of ordinary people who inhabited the semi-detached world of suburbia, Mike Brown and Carol Harris have painted a vivid picture of daily life on the Home Front in wartime Britain.

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ISBN-13: 9780752494722
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 10/31/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 642 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Mike Brown and Carol Harris are experts in the Home Front in Britain. As well as writing, they broadcast and lecture regularly on the subject. They have written numerous bestselling books including: A Child's War, Put That Light Out, Christmas on the Home Front (Mike Brown) and Blitz Diary (Carol Harris). They live in London in a house restored in the style of the 1930s, which is also home to a vast collection of items from the period leading up to and including the Second World War.

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