This new edition of the Wartime Scrapbook revives memories of this evocative time in Britain's history. Life on the home front revolved around rationing, blackouts, and air raid precautions, bringing out that British spirit - humour coupled with making-d
When history books cover war, they write of the battles, the troops, the attacks and the outcomes. But for the older generation who grew up in wartime, the most vivid memories they have are of how extraordinary their ordinary lives became. Where they lived and sheltered, what they ate, what they heard on the wireless or saw around them - all these details provide a rich record for young readers of today. A Wartime Scrapbook brings together historical facts, rare pictures and very specific memories. Together, they tell the fascinating story of family life in Wales during the Second World War.
Good Housekeeping was one of very few publications that was printed throughout the war, despite paper shortages and rations. The government supported the magazine – one of its most important elements was the recipes that were endorsed by the Ministry of Food, designed to encourage readers to use every resource available to them to keep their families as healthy as possible. Other vitally important messages reiterated by 'Good Housekeeping' during the war years were to recycle and save paper and to grow your own food wherever possible. This often amusing and nostalgic collection takes a look at contemporary fashion, beauty and household tips, cartoons, recipes and much more, all reflecting the changing role of women in society at that time and providing a fascinating insight into the wartime habits of the magazine’s readers. The scrapbook is divided into chapters, focusing on the key issues for women during this important time in history, including the home and running the household; money matters and budgeting; women’s rights in the workplace and their position in society; health, beauty, advice on hair and make-up; wartime fashions; rationing, food and recipe ideas. Vintage competitions and advertisements are included throughout, adding a unique insight into how life really was during wartime.
A comprehensive analysis of Second World War dress practice and appearance, this study places dress at the forefront of a complex series of cultural chain reactions. As lives were changed by the conditions of war, dress continued to reflect important visual narratives regarding class, gender and taste that would impact significantly on public consciousness of equality, fairness and morale. Using new archival and primary source evidence, Wartime Fashion clarifies how and why clothing was rationed, and repositions style and design during the war in relation to past expectations and ideas about clothes and fabrics. The book explores the impact of war on the dress and appearance of civilian women of all classes in the context of changing social and economic infrastructures created by the national emergency. The varied research elements combined in this book form a rounded and definitive account of the dress history of British women during the Second World War. This is essential reading for anyone with an active interest in the field, whether personal or professional.
By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human remains, mass produced objects and illicitly traded antiquities. The aim is to apply a critical approach to the rigidity of museums in maintaining essentially nineteenth-century ideas of collecting; and to move towards identifying priorities for collection policies in museums, which are inclusive of acquiring 'difficult' objects. Much of the book engages with the question of the limits to the practice of collecting as a means to think through the implementation of new strategies.
The fascinating third book in the Virginia at War series focuses on the Virginia experience at mid-conflict. The collection provides a comprehensive overview of the conflict’s impact on children, religion, and newly freed slaves. Also included are essays that probe the South’s view of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War careers of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The 1863 installment of Judith Brockenbrough McGuire’s valuable Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War rounds out the collection.
George Henderson's mother Robertha Henderson (Morrison), was born on 14th April 1934 into a family of four. Her son George came across some fascinating wartime stories and poems from his mother's childhood shortly after she passed away four years ago. He has since collated them into a wonderfully nostalgic book dedicated to her as the original author of this unique collection of works. They cover her time as child growing up in the dark and dangerous days of WW2.
When World War I ended in 1918, it was called, the war to end all wars. But it wasn't. Unsettled issues and resentments festered for the next 20 years, culminating in the outbreak of war in Europe and Asia in the 1930s. The Axis powers, led by Germany, Italy, and Japan, joined to fight the Allies, led by the U.S., the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. Both sides were determined to rule the world, but only one can succeed.