The Second World War on the Home Front

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The Second World War on the Home Front takes you through the many facets of wartime Britain: from the Phoney War to the devastation of the Blitz; from the Home Guard and the Land Girls to the invasion of the Channel Islands and from evacuation and rationing to code-breaking and the eventual victory celebrations. With over 200 illustrations, it offers a unique perspective of the era through the inclusion of 25 rare, removable documents, including:

  • Posters, drawings and letters from the time
  • Official reports of air raid casualties
  • Map showing Operation Sealion - Hitler's plan to invade England
  • British government leaflets giving advice on air raids, "Dig for Victory", "If the Invader Comes" and "When You Meet the Americans"
  • Alan Turing's notes on the Enigma machine
  • Handwritten letter vividly describing one of the first air raids of the Blitz

Product details

Format: Hardback, 64 pages

Dimensions: 29.5 x 26.3 x 3.3cm

Publisher: Andre Deutsch

ISBN: 978-0-233-00467-9