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When Britain Went  to War: The Real Story of Life on the Home Front

When Britain Went to War: The Real Story of Life on the Home Front (Hardback)

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'A nation that forgets its past has no future' - Winston Churchill. When Britain went to war everyone in the country was involved, whether they were in the military or civilians whose jobs were vital to the war effort. Additionally, every woman in the country, whether a mother, sister, grandmother or daughter was caught up in the conflict. They helped to maintain the everyday life for which Britain's military men were fighting. We all think we know what happened in Britain during the Second World War. There was the blackout, the Blitz, the shortages and the rationing. There was the Home Guard, the ARP men and women, the firefighters, and there were hundreds of thousands of women suddenly thrust into jobs previously thought only doable by men. But there was also football, fashion, entertainment, humour and even Christmas! This is the real, the everyday story of British men, women and children who fought a daily battle to keep the home fires burning When Britain Went To War. It's illustrated with many unseen photographs from the Archive of the "Daily Mirror".

Richard Havers worked in the airline business, advertising, music production and radio before becoming a full-time writer. His books include Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, Rolling With The Stones (translated into eleven languages), and the acclaimed illustrated biography Sinatra. He co-wrote Better Late Than Never, Len Goodman's autobiography, My Take, Gary Barlow's autobiography, as well as books on such diverse subjects as archaeology, football, pop music, broadcasting, aviation, blues and jazz. He's currently working on a novel about the dark days in the run-up to the Second World War.

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