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Drawing upon personal recollections, contemporary Mass Observation reports, newspaper articles and advertisements, personal and archive photographs, Mike Brown and Carol Harris look at each wartime Christmas on the British Home Front, from 1939 to 1944. Life in Britain changed dramatically as the war progressed; the annual celebration of Christmas provides fascinating yearDrawing upon personal recollections, contemporary Mass Observation reports, newspaper articles and advertisements, personal and archive photographs, Mike Brown and Carol Harris look at each wartime Christmas on the British Home Front, from 1939 to 1944. Life in Britain changed dramatically as the war progressed; the annual celebration of Christmas provides fascinating yearly 'snapshots', illuminating the changes over six years of conflict. What was the weather like? What was on the wireless? What were the popular records and sheet music of the time? What films were showing at the cinema? What about the pantomimes, shows and concerts? Parties, decorations and trees? Gifts and food are discussed with a look at the presents available, and in vogue. As shortages really took a hold, the various make-do-and-mend solutions are described, and insights are gained into how people adapted food recipes to cope....

Title : Christmas on the Home Front 1939-1945
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ISBN : 9780750938198
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Christmas on the Home Front 1939-1945 Reviews

  • Anne Zook
    2019-01-17 14:30

    Much interesting information with recipes and information on how christmas decorations, even Christmas trees, were devised. My family certainly has wartime Christmas pudding with mock marzipan in their future. Perhaps because the topic was so limited, each chapter was fleshed out with all the sporting news for Christmas Day each year, who played whom, where, how many attended, and who won. Quite a bore that, but easy to skip over.

  • Lucy
    2018-12-27 12:26

    Very informative of the time, I enjoyed this book, very factual and helped me get a good background, very pleased!