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Children Of The War Years Hardcover – 25 Aug 2008


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Futura; First edition (25 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0708803687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0708803684
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 1.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 538,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

* An illustrated account of Britain in World War 2 from the children's viewpoints.

About the Author

Janice Anderson was born and educated in New Zealand but has made Britain her home for many years. After working for many years as a journalist and editor for many of Britain's leading Non-Fiction publishers she became a freelance writer and editor specialising in illustrated non-fiction

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Mrs C on 11 Feb. 2009
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I bought this as a present for my mum who was born during WW2. Although she was not evacuated and a baby at the time she said she remembers a lot of the things mentioned in the book and it has brought back many memories. Despite the fact that she grew up during wartime she looks back on these memories with fondness (as most people do on their childhood). I wasn't sure if she would like this book or not but she said it is 'Brilliant'. I too found it quite fascinating as I have been fortunate to not experience war first hand. It makes me realise how lucky I am.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Franklin Evans on 17 Jun. 2009
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I was born in 1931 and was therefore very young at the commencement of the 1939 - 1945 years. However my mother was a founder member of the WVS (as it was called at that time) and I saw quite frequently Lady Courtall and Lady Kemp who lived quite near me. When mother was incident officer with the doodle bugs and rockets I used to go to her after school and if necessary used to give messages to other people when she could not leave her incident office which was completely run by the WVS. I remember vividly taking the kitchen waste to a refuse bin at the end of the road which was used to help eke out the fodder for the pigs as this was short like everything else. I was never evacuated as my father was in very secret work in Kent and my mother was busy in the WVS. She felt we should stay together. Later in the war I was injured by a rocket and spent some years having plastic surgery in the Canadian hospital (now made over to the UK) in East Grinstead and met the very various Dr McIndoe. I believe I was the first civilian treated there.

I felt that the book was very well set out. I was rather sorry to see that it had to be written by a New Zealander but I liked the layout and the separate chapters. I am lending it to my grandchildren so that they can get an insight into some of the times when you couldn't get all the things that you wanted and had to eat what was available.

Shirley Evans
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. A. Arthur on 28 Jun. 2009
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I found this book really good and very informative as to how these children coped with being evacuated during the war. Pictures inside the book was very good and can recommend this book to other readers who are interested in this era.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Mcinerney on 20 Sept. 2009
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I found this book a bit one-sided in that it related mostly to children from the London Areas. Children from all over the U.K. were evacuated to various safe areas in the country. Some of these children were treated as un-paid servants and some were treated cruelly by those people who were charged ( and paid by the Government )to care for the children, most whom who had been seperated from their parents for the first time in their very young lives. Most of the children did, however, lead happy and decent conditions with their respective foster-parents. I say this from experience as I was evacuated ( twice ) and I experienced both cruelty and kindness with my various foster-parents.
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