Tales from the Home Front
Listen to a selection of audio clips from the BBC archive.
What was day-to-day life like on the Home Front between 1939 and 1945? Listen to the people who endured it recalling a time of loss, privation and suffering.
The war also brought irrevocable changes to domestic and working lives. Britain was never to be the same again.
The Sound of Sirens
World War Two was the first major conflict in living memory where the British Isles came under sustained attack. Enemy bombing raids put the nation, especially its cities, under great strain.
These memories and broadcast archives create a vivid picture of Britain under siege.