Juliet Gardiner Norman Longmate Simon Roberts
- Title: The 1940s House
- Author: Juliet Gardiner Norman Longmate Simon Roberts
- ISBN: 9780752272535
- Page: 244
- Format: Unknown Binding
A Yorkshire family experience the Second World War, by living in a semi detatched house in Kent and having a comittee of historical experts, a nutritionist and vetrans of the Home Front, controlling how they live They can withdraw foods, requisition their car, and even limit how much bath water they use.
Recent Comments "The 1940s House"
A very good book of the very watchable Channel 4 TV series: of which I remember missing the first couple of episodes. The programme makers were honest and upfront in admitting that such a re-enactment could never replicate the original stress of living through a World War whose end outcome was, of course, unknown at the time.Rediscovering a different, simpler, satisfying family dynamic was a major plus point; set against the significant downsides of rationing and less technology to help with the [...]
I watched most of the TV series that this book accompanies and received the book as a gift, and at first just flicked through it. However, it has been useful for giving a more personal approach to helping with children's homework, and I have since read it from cover to cover. There was a mix of viewpoints from current day time travellers as well as local people who lived through the years for real which made the book easily accessible.
Nicely researched. A very interesting insight into the lives of families on the homefront in WW2 England. I enjoyed the TV show that also arose from this project, so it was worth seeking out the book as well.
This really gave me an understanding of living through WWII in Great Britain. It was very interesting.
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