The Home Front Pocket Manual 1939-1945

The Home Front Pocket Manual 1939-1945

by Lucinda Gosling (Editor)


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Compiled from the Mary Evans archives, this manual brings together articles from fashionable contemporary magazines including Britannia & Eve, the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, and Tatler, on all aspects of the home front in WWII.

These fascinating articles cover complying with black-out regulations; what to do with the family car; augmenting rationed foods and turning them into tasty meals; contributing to the war effort by keeping livestock, salvaging valuable materials, and growing food; all the while remaining fashionable and keeping up appearances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612008677
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 08/05/2020
Series: Pocket Manual Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lucinda Gosling studied history at the University of Liverpool and has worked in the picture library for 23 years, most recently at historical specialist, Mary Evans Picture Library. She is a writer and public speaker, contributing to various publications including History Today, Tatler and Majesty and is author of over ten books on a wide variety of subjects from historic London to Great War knitting.

Table of Contents

1. The War at Home
2. Make Do and Mend
3. Rations
4. Keeping up Appearances
5. Wartime travel
6. Supporting the War Effort

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