How We Lived Then

How We Lived Then A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War

Paperback (04 Jul 2002) | English

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Although nearly 90% of the population of Great Britain remained civilians throughout the war, or for a large part of it, their story has so far largely gone untold. In contrast with the thousands of books on military operations, barely any have concerned themselves with the individual's experience. The problems of the ordinary family are barely ever mentioned - food rationing, clothes rationing, the black-out and air raids get little space, and everyday shortages almost none at all.

This book is an attempt to redress the balance; to tell the civilian's story largely through their own recollections and in their own words.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780712668323
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Pimlico
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.084
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 568
Weight: 792g
Height: 231mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 45mm