Air Raids & Ration Books

Life on the Home Front in Wartime Britain

Mike Brown

Date Published :
October 2010
Publisher :
Sabrestorm Publishing
Illustration :
color throughout
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9780955272363
Pages : 216
Dimensions : 10 X 8 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Contrary to the Hollywood-style romanticism of popular novels and films, the Second World War was more than courage on the battlefield, plucky defiance and doomed love affairs. Family and civilian life had to go on. In the midst of black-outs, road-blocks and austerity, households had to feed and clothe themselves, to travel, to decorate and furnish their homes. In this meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated account, Mike Brown and Carol Harris draw on contemporary sources including government advice, periodicals and books to provide an authoritative, entertaining account of life in the time of air-raid sirens and rationing.

About The Author

Mike Brown was Head of History in a London School and is an author, broadcaster and authority on 20th century fashions.. He is the author of ‘CC41 Utility Clothing’, 'The 1940s Look', 'The 1950s Look' and has to date written many books on wartime Britain. Mike lives in South London and having retired from teaching now works full-time writing, giving talks and doing research.

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