Faces of the Home Front 1939 1945

This volume is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any family historian, collector, re-enactor.

Faces of the Home Front  1939   1945

Faces of the Home Front presents a fascinating insight into the people, wartime organisations, events, life and work on the British Home Front during the Second World War. This is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary times told through an array of previously unpublished rare photographs, illustrations and ephemera. If you have wondered how Air Raid Wardens, Ambulance crews, Home Guard, Firemen, Special Constables, Women's Voluntary Service and the Women's Land Army were recruited and trained, how they were uniformed and what their duties entailed in wartime were, this is the book for you. Drawing on the authors’ own extensive archives of original photographs, training manuals, documents, decades of research and interviews with those who were there, there are stories of well-known events such as the Blitz on London and many other often lesser known events and incidents around the country, some deeply moving, some harrowing and some that show how the kindness and selfless bravery of people that helped get Britain through its darkest hours. The combination of images and stories vividly bring to life the experiences of people in cities, towns and countryside in wartime as they experienced evacuation, rationing, the black-out and air raids touched the lives of everyone. This volume is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any family historian, collector, re-enactor.

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Faces of the Home Front, 1939–1945
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Neil Storey, Fiona Kay, Neil R Storey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-31 - Publisher: Pen and Sword History

Faces of the Home Front presents a fascinating insight into the people, wartime organisations, events, life and work on the British Home Front during the Second World War. This is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary times told through an array of previously unpublished rare photographs, illustrations and ephemera.
Faces of the Home Front, 1939-1945
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Neil Storey, Fiona Kay
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword History

Faces of the Home Front presents a fascinating insight into the people, wartime organisations, events, life and work on the British Home Front during the Second World War. This is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary times told through an array of previously unpublished rare photographs, illustrations and ephemera.
The Home Front Pocket Manual 1939–1945
Language: en
Pages: 161
Authors: Lucinda Gosling
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-09 - Publisher: Casemate

Compiled from the Mary Evans archives, this manual brings together articles from fashionable contemporary magazines including Britannia & Eve, the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, and Tatler, on all aspects of the home front in WWII. These fascinating articles cover complying with black-out regulations; what to do with the family
Their Darkest Hour
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Stuart Hylton
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:

The image of the Home Front in World War II is of Londoners singing whilst remaining stoical in the face of bomb blasts. These stories reveal the truth behind the image of internment, the Black Market, racism, crime and class tensions.
The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1939-1945
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Lisa L. Ossian
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-16 - Publisher: University of Missouri Press

As Americans geared up for World War II, each state responded according to its economy and circumstances—as well as the disposition of its citizens. This book considers the war years in Iowa by looking at activity on different home fronts and analyzing the resilience of Iowans in answering the call