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Christmas On The Home Front

Author : Mike Brown
ISBN : 0750954655
Genre : History
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The outbreak of war in 1939 saw the disappearance of many traditional British celebrations. Guy Fawkes’ Night went immediately – gunpowder production was needed for the war effort and bonfires contravened the blackout. Summer holidays became a thing of the past and Easter all but disappeared as chocolate – and even real eggs – went ‘on the ration’. In spite of this the nation remained determined to celebrate Christmas as a time of family and community; a time when war could be set aside, if only for a day.Drawing upon personal recollections, contemporary Mass Observation reports, newspaper articles, advertisements, and personal and archive photographs, Mike Brown looks at each wartime Christmas on the British Home Front, from 1939 to 1944. He explores how people celebrated Christmas despite the problems of shortages, rationing, the blackout, Luftwaffe raids and the absence of family members who had been called up or evacuated. 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.
Category: History

Christmas On The Home Front

Author : Annie Clarke
ISBN : 9781473564671
Genre : Fiction
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THE FOURTH NOVEL IN THE HEART-WARMING FACTORY GIRLS SERIES! Perfect for fans of Nancy Revell and Ellie Dean. ____________________________ Praise for Annie Clarke 'Clarke's tale is one to lift the spirits and touch the hardest hearts' Northern Echo 'Delightful authentic-feeling saga' Peterborough Telegraph 'Highlights the strength of women during the toughest times' Culture Fly 'Beautifully written' Frost Magazine ____________________________ October 1942: As Christmas approaches, the evacuees decide a pantomime is just what the village of Massingham needs. Viola loves her new job away from the factory, and hopes that her romance with the handsome Ralph might have a happy ending. Meanwhile, married life is proving tough for Fran and Davey as they are forced apart by war work and an unexpected arrival on her doorstep turns her world upside down. Following her husband's shock confession, Beth finally feels as though she's regaining control of her life, that is until he turns up . . . A lot can happen on the home front, but Christmas is a time for family and friends, and the factory girls will do everything they can to ensure this year's celebration is one to remember. ____________________________ Our readers LOVE the Factory Girls . . . 'The characters are all strong and the style of writing makes it hard to put down' 'Another lovely story these wonderful characters make me feel like I'm visiting old friends' 'What a joy to read' 'I have laughed, cried and been angry reading this book' 'Another brilliant book'
Category: Fiction

Christmas On The Home Front

Author : Roland Moore
ISBN : 9780008204426
Genre : Fiction
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It’s the last Christmas of the war but will things ever be the same again?
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Home Front Christmas

Author : Judy Spours
ISBN : OCLC:1193958485
Genre : Christmas decorations
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A guide to creating a festive Christmas atmosphere by decorating the home without spending a fortune, by the presenters of television's "Home Front" series. Its topics range from gift boxes, lighting the home inside and out, and personalized cards and gift tags, to an alternative Christmas tree.
Category: Christmas decorations

The Home Front Sheffield In The First World War

Author : Scott Christopher Lomax
ISBN : 9781473831841
Genre : History
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The First World War saw many changes to Sheffield that have helped shape what the city is today. It is apt that as we mark the centenary of the outbreak of the war, whilst paying our respects to those who were killed serving our country, we recognise the impact that the war had on those at home.This brand new publication details the human experiences, thoughts, concerns, fears and hopes of a city during one of the most important periods in its history, including the run up to war and the reaction to its outbreak; the efforts of those who could not fight; industry and how workers were instrumental in creating the weapons and tools that would help Britain win the war, along with the city's role in treating and entertaining wounded soldiers and the role of the University of Sheffield and the effect of the war on education. The part women played in the munitions factories plus a devestating Zeppelin raid over Sheffield are also covered in detail.For the first time in its history, Sheffield realised that the horrors of war were not confined to overseas battles but that they could be witnessed and experienced in their own neighbourhoods.As seen in The Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Telegraph, The Star (Sheffield), Bradway Bugle and Grapevine Magazine.
Category: History

Letters From The Home Front

Author : Barbara Bannister
ISBN : 9781458209610
Genre : History
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After years of being apart, cousins Carolyn and Patty are eager to catch up with each other at a relative's wedding. They bring the letters they exchanged during World War II--when they were children--as a way to reminisce. As the women read through the letters, they are transported back to the American home front. When they begin writing letters, Carolyn has just moved from Nebraska to Oregon, and the two girls desperately miss each other. But their communication is soon overshadowed by the events of December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor is bombed. The tone of the letters changes as the girls grow preoccupied with the war. Patty tells Carolyn about how their Japanese American friends move to Canada to avoid being put into camps, while Carolyn expresses her relief that her father cannot enlist in the navy due to a blind eye. Whether they write about gas rationing and blackout regulations or saving money to buy war stamps, Carolyn and Patty reveal the war's impact on their lives. But as the two discuss the contents of the letters at their reunion, they realize just how much the war years shaped who they are as adults. Artfully switching between the past and the present, Letters from the Home Front is a charming novel of America during World War II.
Category: History

Home Front Baltimore

Author : Gilbert Sandler
ISBN : 9780801899836
Genre : History
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Rarely seen photographs from the Baltimore Sun, the News-American, and the Afro-American bring to life the rich, personal anecdotes of wartime Baltimoreans and transport readers back to an indelible era of Baltimore history.
Category: History

Concentration Camps On The Home Front

Author : John Howard
ISBN : 9780226354774
Genre : History
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Without trial and without due process, the United States government locked up nearly all of those citizens and longtime residents who were of Japanese descent during World War II. Ten concentration camps were set up across the country to confine over 120,000 inmates. Almost 20,000 of them were shipped to the only two camps in the segregated South—Jerome and Rohwer in Arkansas—locations that put them right in the heart of a much older, long-festering system of racist oppression. The first history of these Arkansas camps, Concentration Camps on the Home Front is an eye-opening account of the inmates’ experiences and a searing examination of American imperialism and racist hysteria. While the basic facts of Japanese-American incarceration are well known, John Howard’s extensive research gives voice to those whose stories have been forgotten or ignored. He highlights the roles of women, first-generation immigrants, and those who forcefully resisted their incarceration by speaking out against dangerous working conditions and white racism. In addition to this overlooked history of dissent, Howard also exposes the government’s aggressive campaign to Americanize the inmates and even convert them to Christianity. After the war ended, this movement culminated in the dispersal of the prisoners across the nation in a calculated effort to break up ethnic enclaves. Howard’s re-creation of life in the camps is powerful, provocative, and disturbing. Concentration Camps on the Home Front rewrites a notorious chapter in American history—a shameful story that nonetheless speaks to the strength of human resilience in the face of even the most grievous injustices.
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Author : Jessica Scott
ISBN : 9781942102076
Genre : Fiction
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Home Front And Aspects Of The War

Author : Jack Cook
ISBN : 9781411645752
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of essays, poems, plays and stories (1980-2004) by Jack Cook. The Owego years. The story of a forty year old anti-war activist, who settles down in upstate New York, with wife and child, and responds, as his muse allows, to domestic joys and international woes--a microcosm of our reeling plant--in the unending effort to unite humankind, in the aftermath of over a century of wars, and while embroiled in still another. Jack Cook was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1940 and was educated at King's College and Cornell University. He has taught in grade and high school, college, university, and in prison. In 1968 he was convicted of Refusal of Induction and sentenced to three years in Federal Prison. After two years, he was released by order of the Supreme Court. He is the author of Rags of Time: A Season in Prison (Beacon, 1972); The Face of Falsehood (Anthoenson, 1986); and Bowery Blues: A Tribute to Dorothy Day (Xlibris, 2001). He currently lives with his family in upstate New York.
Category: Fiction

Life On The Home Front

Author : Tim Healey
ISBN : 0276421205
Genre : History, Modern
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Home defense; threat of war; bombings; nuclear fall-out. The way it was: a selection from daily life during World War II.
Category: History, Modern

Home Front

Author : Kristin Hannah
ISBN : 9781447213536
Genre : Fiction
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From a distance, Michael and Jolen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid dependable marriage, exciting careers and children they adore. But after twelve blissful years together, the couple has lost their way. They are unhappy and edging towards divorce. Then an unexpected deployment tears their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm's way and leaving the other at home, caring for the children and waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war. Kristin Hannah's Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honour, loss, forgiveness - and the elusive nature of love.
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Author : Doris Gwaltney
ISBN : 9781416995722
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When her British aunt and cousin flee London during World War II and come to live in her family's farmhouse in Virginia, Margaret Ann is unhappy with having to share a room and having her life disrupted by a relative she hardly knows.
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Fredericksburg Fredericksburg

Author : George C. Rable
ISBN : 9780807867938
Genre : History
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During the battle of Gettysburg, as Union troops along Cemetery Ridge rebuffed Pickett's Charge, they were heard to shout, "Give them Fredericksburg!" Their cries reverberated from a clash that, although fought some six months earlier, clearly loomed large in the minds of Civil War soldiers. Fought on December 13, 1862, the battle of Fredericksburg ended in a stunning defeat for the Union. Confederate general Robert E. Lee suffered roughly 5,000 casualties but inflicted more than twice that many losses--nearly 13,000--on his opponent, General Ambrose Burnside. As news of the Union loss traveled north, it spread a wave of public despair that extended all the way to President Lincoln. In the beleaguered Confederacy, the southern victory bolstered flagging hopes, as Lee and his men began to take on an aura of invincibility. George Rable offers a gripping account of the battle of Fredericksburg and places the campaign within its broader political, social, and military context. Blending battlefield and home front history, he not only addresses questions of strategy and tactics but also explores material conditions in camp, the rhythms and disruptions of military life, and the enduring effects of the carnage on survivors--both civilian and military--on both sides.
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Christmas Ideology And Popular Culture

Author : Sheila Whiteley
ISBN : 9780748631872
Genre : Social Science
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How do we understand Christmas? What does it mean? This book is a lively introduction to the study of popular culture through one central case study. It explores the cultural, social and historical contexts of Christmas in the UK, USA and Australia, covering such topics as fiction, film, television, art, newspapers and magazines, war, popular music and carols. Chapters explore the ways in which the production of meaning is mediated by the social and cultural activities surrounding Christmas (watching Christmas films, television, listening or engaging with popular music and carols), its relationship to a set of basic values (the idealised construct of the family), social relationships (community), and the ways in which ideological discourses are used and mobilised, not least in times of conflict, terrorism and war.
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Home Front

Author : James Duff
ISBN : 0822205289
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: The action is set in a comfortable suburban home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where Bob and Maurine, a fairly well-off middle-aged couple, are living (apparently happily) with their daughter Karen, a graduate student, and their broodin
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Home Front Heroes

Author : Benjamin F. Shearer
ISBN : 0313334234
Genre : Heroes
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Embedded On The Home Front

Author : Joan Dixon
ISBN : 9781927051573
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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There is a special place on the southeastern shores of Barkley Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is a magnificent landscape of rocky cliffs fronting onto the wild Pacific Ocean, sheltered beaches and bays, lakes, mountains and forests. Since the beginning of time, it has been the ancestral home of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. For thousands of years, the Huu-ay-aht lived on the land and sea according to age-old traditions and practices, changing and adapting when natural and human-made events presented challenges. The arrival of outsiders, beginning with explorers such as Captain James Cook in 1778, forever changed their world. Drawing directly from oral history passed down by generations of Huu-ay-aht chiefs and elders, Kathryn Bridge tells the compelling stories of the Huu-ay-aht people from their perspective. From creation tales and accounts of their traditional ways of doing things to alliances and conflicts with neighbouring tribes, this is a fascinating glimpse into the complex and rich history of a West Coast First Nation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Homefront Holiday

Author : Jillian Hart
ISBN : 9781426825774
Genre : Fiction
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A heart full of love for the orphaned boy he saved from a war-torn country? Check. Adoption forms filled out? Check. Yet M.A.S.H. surgeon Mike Montgomery is barely back on U.S. soil when his plans are squashed. Someone else has already petitioned to adopt little Ali: Sarah Alpert, the boy's foster mother—and Mike's former fiancée. Sarah broke his heart, but he won't break hers by sticking around. Until a little boy puts his holiday wish—for the mom and dad of his dreams—into adorable action.
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The American Home Front 1941 1942

Author : Alistair Cooke
ISBN : 9781555848149
Genre : History
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New York Times bestseller: This portrait of the United States at the beginning of World War II is “an unexpected and welcome discovery in a time capsule” (The Washington Post). In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, illuminating our country for a global audience. Shortly before he passed away, a long-forgotten manuscript resurfaced in a closet in his New York apartment. It was a travelogue of America during the early days of World War II that had sat there for sixty years. Published to stellar reviews, Cooke’s The American Home Front is a “valentine to his adopted country by someone who loved it as well as anyone and knew it better than most” (The Plain Dealer). A portrait frozen in time, the book offers a charming look at the era as it journeys through small towns, big cities, and the American landscape as they once were. The American Home Front is also a brilliant piece of reportage, a historical gem that “affirms Cooke’s enduring place as a great twentieth-century reporter” (American Heritage). “An interesting eyewitness record . . . It recalls transcontinental travel in the pre-interstate highway era, and with greater depth, social problems that Cooke detected beneath the win-the-war exhortations he encountered from coast to coast.” —Booklist
Category: History