The Home Front Pocket Manual 1939–1945

Attractive pocket manual bringing together advice and tips for families on the homefront during World War II
Date Published :
August 2020
Publisher :
Editor :
Lucinda Gosling
Series :
The Pocket Manual Series
Illustration :
30 images
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781612008677
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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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.

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.


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


“A really useful reference guide covering aspects of life in the 1940s. Well presented, packed with information, an absorbing read.”

- Home Front

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