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A Child's War

Growing Up on the Home Front

By (author) Mike Brown
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 29th Sep 2010
Dimensions: w 165mm h 235mm d 9mm
Weight: 308g
ISBN-10: 0752458582
ISBN-13: 9780752458588
Barcode No: 9780752458588
Synopsis
When the Second World War broke out in September 1939, it came as no surprise to the children of Germany: the Nazis had been preparing them for a war ever since they had come to power in 1933. To British children it was an altogether different matter. Children all over Britain were deeply affected by the war: many were separated from their parents by evacuation or bereavement; all had to 'make do and mend' with clothes and toys; and some even died while contributing to the war effort at home. In this moving and often amusing account, Mike Brown describes what life was like on the Home Front during the war from a child's point of view. His fully illustrated narrative includes details of evacuation, rationing, coping with gas masks and air raids, entertainment and the important - and often dangerous - roles of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. This photographic history pays tribute to the generation of girls and boys who grew up under the shadow of the Second World War.

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"Very well-illustrated, and often amusing, this work will prove valuable for anyone with an interest in the war, and essential for those with an interest in the effects of war on society." The NYMAS Review"