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Fridndship and strength in adversity
on 27 July 2017
I didn't see this when it was originally on tv, being only six or seven and probably in bed, so I'd never heard of it. I have a great love of everything and anything to do with the Home Front, and also collect 70s tv shows, so when this came up in a list of 'you may also like' I was certain that I would and took a chance on a dvd of something I'd never watched before. I loved it from the opening moments of the first episode. It's comedy, of course, but it's very well researched as social history. It gives a realistic portrayal of life as a land girl, not just the backbreaking work but the hostility that land girls often faced from farmers and the local community. There are plenty of laughs in spite of the adversities the girls faced, and the three characters - socialite Daphne, bold and confident Jenny and down to earth but sheltered Shirley - work well together, each being tested in her own way and finding support in the friendship of the other two. It's ultimately a very warm, positive feeling show, looking at a period when hardship hit everybody and they had to pull together and pull through.