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Children in the Second World War (Paperback)

Memories from the Home Front

WWII Social History

By Amanda Herbert-Davies
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781473893566
Published: 3rd April 2017


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Mail Online - Incredible photographs reveal how life for youngsters in war-torn Britain was just an adventure despite the looming menace of the Nazi doodlebug

The Sun - Fascinating black and white images show kids huddling in air raid shelters and playing war games amidst the ruins during their childhood in WW2 Britain


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It was not just the upheaval caused by evacuation and the blitzes that changed a generations childhood, it was how war pervaded every aspect of life. From dodging bombs by bicycle and patrolling the parish with the vicars WW1 pistol, to post air raid naps in school and being carried out of the rubble as the family's sole survivor, children experienced life in the war zone that was Britain.

This reality, the reality of a life spent growing up during the Second World War, is best told through the eyes of the children who experienced it first-hand.

Children In the Second World War unites the memories of over two hundred child veterans to tell the tragic and the remarkable stories of life, and of youth, during the war. Each veteran gives a unique insight into a childhood which was unlike any that came before or after. This book poignantly illustrates the presence of death and perseverance in the lives of children through this tumultuous period, each account enlightens and touches the reader; shedding light on what it was really like on the Home front during the Second World War.

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 Amanda Herbert-Davies

About Amanda Herbert-Davies

Amanda Herbert-Davies has an honours degree in Conservation and Restoration of Historic Art. After living in France and having children, she returned to England where she became involved with the Second World War Experience Centre in Yorkshire and is now the editor of its journal, 'Everyone’s War'. Working with the archival collection of the Home Front, she became fascinated by the recollections of children who grew up under wartime conditions in Britain.

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