8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A very worthwhile book...,
This review is from: Wartime: Britain 1939-1945 (Paperback)
This is a history of the Second World War, not of the campaigns and the battles, but of the Home Front. Each chapter deals with a different theme - evacuation, rationing, the Blitz, crime, women in the workplace, air raid shelters, propaganda, the media, the Home Guard etc. It's very well-written, very readable and includes a great deal of quotes and anecdotes from diaries, letters, interviews and surveys from the time. It really makes you realise what hell people went through, and how the Home Front was in its own way as dangerous as the real battle in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific. A very worthwhile book.