A Taste of Wartime Britain by Nicholas Webley

By Nicholas Webley

A shiny and evocative selection of eyewitness bills, diaries, reportage and scraps of reminiscence from males, girls and youngsters who lived in the course of the darkish days of worldwide struggle II. Lavishly illustrated with newspaper images and private photographs, the ebook indicates what lifestyles used to be like for thousands of normal humans during the war--men and ladies within the companies, those that stayed at domestic, teenagers billeted with strangers within the kingdom and naturally the spirit and discomfort of the Blitz. It brilliantly captures the attractions, smells, sounds and voices of the rustic at conflict sixty years ago.

The booklet ends with a wealthy selection of recipes drawn from ads, scrap-books and magazines of the time, supplying a really literal flavor of wartime Britain.

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Although the war on the Home Front brought with it unimaginable hardships particularly as the war dragged on, Christmas was a time where people tried to forget these hardships and remember what it was like before the bombs, rationing and blackouts. Even though food was short many people still managed to find a turkey, chicken, duck, goose or pheasant for their Christmas lunch which helped to supplement the endless mountains of carrots and potatoes. As was highlighted with the Dr Carrot advertising campaign the 36 A TA S T E O F WA R T I M E B R I TA I N former were supposed to help improve people’s night vision and prevent unnecessary accidents in the blackout.

The oldest member of the Home Guard (as the LDV was to later become known) was apparently well into his eighties! VENGEANCE WEAPONS After the Blitz of 1940, Londoners experienced a kind of rest. Attacks still happened but they were less frequent. Sirens still wailed but they seemed less threatening and many evacuees drifted back to the city. Then, in January 1944, Londoners began to witness a return of the heavy bombing style familiar from the days and nights of the Blitz. The ‘Little Blitz’, as it was called, lasted from 21st January to 8th April 1944.

Had Britain been invaded, as seemed more than likely at the time, the Home Guard would have been first to fight and first to die. They deserve our respect and our thanks – we should be proud of such men. HOME GUARD DUTIES Being a Home Guard volunteer was far from easy, all but a few members would work all day in their full-time jobs and then (later that evening) take up their Home Guard duties. It was also extremely dangerous too, with some 1206 members killed whilst serving on duty and 557 seriously wounded.

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