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A Family In Wartime : How the Second World War Shaped the Lives of a Generation

A Family In Wartime : How the Second World War Shaped the Lives of a Generation

by Maureen Waller

A Family In Wartime : How the Second World War Shaped the Lives of a Generation

Family in War provides genuine insight into life on the Home Front between 1939 and 1945. Drawing on the first-hand accounts and archives o...
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A Green And Pleasant Land
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ARP And Civil Defence In The Second World War

ARP And Civil Defence In The Second World War

by Peter Doyle

ARP And Civil Defence In The Second World War

In the late 1930s, when war seemed inevitable and it was realised that aerial attack would be the greatest threat posed by any coming conflict, the government established a ...
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Blitz Families : The Children Who Stayed Behind

Blitz Families : The Children Who Stayed Behind

by Penny Starns

Blitz Families : The Children Who Stayed Behind

The mass evacuation of children and new and expectant mothers during the Second World War is well documented. But over fifty per cent of children were not evacuated during...
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Bonzo's War

Bonzo's War

by Clare Campbell

Bonzo's War : Animals Under Fire 1939 - 1945

What was it like to be a dog or cat when the world was at war? When food was rationed and cities were bombed? Pets (on the whole) do not write memoirs, so to find the answer ...
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British Home Front Pocket Book 1940-42

British Home Front Pocket Book 1940-42

by Ministry of Information

British Home Front Pocket Book 1940-42

In June 1940, following the BEF's scrambled evacuation from Dunkirk, the Second World War was brought home to Britain. As the Luftwaffe initiated their bombing campaigns and the th...
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British Home Guard Pocket Book 1942

British Home Guard Pocket Book 1942

by Brig-Gen A F U Green

British Home Guard Pocket Book 1942

'The Home Guards are an attacking force lying in wait for, and ready to destroy, and enemy who dares to set foot on out shores'. The Home Guard has been immortalised in British cultur...
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Called Up, Sent Down : The Bevan Boys' War

Called Up, Sent Down : The Bevan Boys' War

by Tom Hickman

Called Up, Sent Down : The Bevan Boys' War

At the outbreak of the Second World War the government short-sightedly allowed thousands of miners to enlist in the armed services. By 1943 the war effort was in danger of grin...
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Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War : Refusing To Fight

Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War : Refusing To Fight

by Ann Kramer

Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War : Refusing to Fight

Even today, most histories of the world wars focus on those who fought. Those who refused to do so are often overlooked. It is perhaps only recently ...
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Demobbed : Coming Home After the Second World War

Demobbed : Coming Home After the Second World War

by Alan Allport

Demobbed : Coming Home After the Second World War

Snapshots of gaiety and celebration - the street parties, the victory speeches - are how some people today think of Britain in 1945. But the years following the end of W...
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Disarming Hitler's V Weapons

Disarming Hitler's V Weapons

by Chris Ransted

Disarming Hitler's V Weapons

In 1944 the V-1s and V-2s, Hitler's 'vengeance' weapons, were regarded by the Allied leaders in London as the single greatest threat they had faced. It was feared that these flying bombs and...
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Evacuees : Growing Up in Wartime Britain

Evacuees : Growing Up in Wartime Britain

by Geoffrey Lee Williams

Evacuees : Growing Up in wartime Britain

In 1939, at the age of nine Geoffrey Lee Williams and his twin brother Alan felt ready for the war but were not ready for its consequences. The government had long planned the ma...
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Evacuees of the Second World War

Evacuees of the Second World War

by Mike Brown

Evacuees of the Second World War

During the last days of peace in 1939 nearly two million people, most of them children, were evacuated from British cities, towns and ports to the countryside, or across the Atlantic to ...
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Forgoten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain

Forgoten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain

by Joshua Levine

Forgoten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain

Drawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain...
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Greasepaint And Cordite

Greasepaint And Cordite

by Andy Merriman

Greasepaint & Cordite: How ENSA Entertained the Troops During World War II

Once the Second World War had broken out, it soon became clear that morale would be crucial in the military effectiveness of our armed forces. A...
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Hints For the Home Guard

Hints For the Home Guard

by Lieut-Colonel DCL Fitzwilliams

Hints For the Home Guard

Hints for the Home Guard’ was issued in 1940, to Britons facing the very real possibility of invasion by the Nazis. Explaining to untrained and often elderly recruits how best to subdue suspic...
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Home Front Posters Of The Second World War

Home Front Posters Of The Second World War

by Susannah Walker

Home Front Posters Of The Second World War

From ‘Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases’ to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’, the Home Front posters of the Second World War have become part of British culture. Some were str...
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Home Guard

Home Guard

by Neil Storey

Home Guard

In spring 1940 Hitler unleashed his blitzkrieg, and as the British Expeditionary Force fell back to Dunkirk Britain was in imminent danger. In response to the threat of enemy paratroopers, Anthony Eden, Secre...
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Home Guard Manual 1941

Home Guard Manual 1941

by Campbell McCutcheon

Home Guard Manual 1941

Two weeks before Dunkirk, Anthony Eden, Minister of War, announced to the nation on BBC radio his concept of a Local Defence Volunteer force. It was a grim time! The Germans were routing the Frenc...
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Life In 1940s London

Life In 1940s London

by Mike Hutton

Life In 1940s London

The most momentous decade in London's colourful history was one of huge contrasts. The war provided a heady brew of fear, bravery, stoicism, cowardice and crime, set to a background of popular music...
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