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Pure Chance by Dame Felicity Peake (Airlife Publishing, 1993)

Women in Battle by John Laffin (Abelard-Schuman, 1967)

Voices and Images of the Great War by Lyn Macdonald (Penguin, 1991)

The Diaries of Beatrice Webb by Beatrice Webb (Virago Press, 2001)

They Fought in the Fields, The Women’s Land Army: The Story of a Forgotten Victory by Nicola Tyler (Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996)

Don't You Know There's A War On? The People's Voice 1939-45 by Jonathan Croall (Hutchinson, 1989)

The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary (Macmillan, 1943)

The People’s War by Angus Calder (Jonathan Cape, 1969)

English History 1914-45 by AJP Taylor (Oxford University Press, 1965)


The Public Record Office: This site features a 'learning curve' on the Home Front with details and interactive games on preparations for war, rationing and the effects of bombing.

Imperial War Museum: Another site that provides online advice about life in Britain during war time.

The Home Front: The Snaith Primary School site features games and information on life on the Home Front in World War Two.

1940s House: A site based on the Channel 4 series which examined home life during World War Two.

Places to visit

Imperial War Museum North: (with Trafford Metropolitan Borough), Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1TZ. Tel: 0161 877 9240. Both the website and museum provide an insight into local experiences during World War Two. Opens 5th July 2002.

Imperial War Museum: Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. Tel: 020 7416 5320. Exhibits and resources from both World Wars.

The Geffrye Museum : Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA . Tel: 020 7739 9893. Contains period displays from 1600 to 2000.

Try your local museum for memorabilia from the Home Front during World War One and Two. The local archives centre will also contain images and records from this time.

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Published: 02-03-2005

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