Children of War: The Second World War Through the Eyes of a Generation (Hardback)
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Short Description for Children of War To mark the 60th anniversary of VE and VJ days, a remarkable oral history of the lives of children of Britain during World War II.
- Published: 21 March 2005
- Format: Hardback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780719561221 ISBN 10: 0719561221
Full description for Children of War
'Were you a child, toddler or teenager during the War? If so, please share your memories and anecdotes: the blackout, bombing, evacuation, shortages, absent fathers! and the fun. Need YOUR help. It's important, for those of us still around -- and for the future.'This was the wording of a boxed ad Susan Goodman placed in a number of local newspapers -- and the response was colossal: she had touched a dormant nerve. And this remarkable book is the result -- a rich tapestry of the dramatic, amusing, poignant and everyday during the twentieth century's greatest conflict, through a child's eyes.Its compelling first-hand stories reflect not only British life in the towns, suburbs and countryside, but also the experience of those who arrived as refugees. It has heartwarming and harrowing accounts of both sides of the evacuee experience; tales of extraordinary family resourcefulness in times of near-impossible rationing; and brings a new understanding of what it was like to come of age in wartime.