The Wartime House

Home Life in Wartime Britain 1939-1945

What was it like to live in Britain during the Second World War? What kind of house did the average family live in? How did people cope with the ever-present threat of air-raids, not to mention the hardship of food and clothes rationing? How was a typical suburban home built? What were the choices open to householders when it came to interior decoration and furnishing? How did the war affect the domestic routines of an average household? The demands of a nation at war had many other far-reaching effects on the average home. Les mer
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What was it like to live in Britain during the Second World War? What kind of house did the average family live in? How did people cope with the ever-present threat of air-raids, not to mention the hardship of food and clothes rationing? How was a typical suburban home built? What were the choices open to householders when it came to interior decoration and furnishing? How did the war affect the domestic routines of an average household? The demands of a nation at war had many other far-reaching effects on the average home. How did women cope with bringing up a family single-handedly after their husbands were conscripted for military service? How did they use the rations and keep up their families spirits? What was it like to 'Make do and Mend' or 'Dig for Victory', or to sleep in an Anderson shelter? By looking at the lives of ordinary people who inhabited the semi-detached world of suburbia, Mike Brown and Carol Harris have painted a vivid picture of daily life on the Home Front in wartime Britain.

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Acknowledgementsiv
Conversion Tablesv
Introductionvii




The Suburban Dream

1(16)




House Beautiful

17(20)




Furniture and Furnishings

37(16)




Housework and DIY

53(20)




Rationing

73(22)




The Wartime Kitchen

95(25)




`If the Invader Comes'

120(17)




Fashion

137(15)




Entertainment

152(17)




Reconstruction

169(10)
Conclusion179(2)
Bibliography181(2)
Index183

Om forfatteren

Mike Brown is an authority on 'Home Front' Britain during the Second World War. He is also the author of three Home Front titles for Sutton Publishing - 'Put That Light Out', 'A Child's War' and 'Evacuees'. Carol Harris is a journalist who specialises in the history of fashion in the 1930s and 1940s. She is the author of 'Collecting Fashion and Accessories' (Octopus Publishing/Miller's, 2000) and 'Women at War: The Home Front' (Sutton 2000). Carol has also contributed to exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum. Mike and Carol both live in London.