Wartime Scrapbook: From Blitz to Victory 1939-1945

Wartime Scrapbook: From Blitz to Victory 1939-1945

Hardback Scrapbook Series

By (author) Robert Opie

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  • Publisher: Pi Global Publishing Limited
  • Format: Hardback | 62 pages
  • Dimensions: 274mm x 384mm x 14mm | 1,061g
  • Publication date: 6 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 095479544X
  • ISBN 13: 9780954795443
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 142,614

Product description

With the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War looming, this new edition of the Wartime Scrapbook revives memories of this evocative time in Britain's history. Life on the home front revolved around rationing, blackouts, and air raid precautions, bringing out that British spirit - humour coupled with making-do and determination. Poster propaganda kept the population digging for victory during the years of the Home Guard, Women's Land Army and austerity with dried eggs. Drawn from Robert Opie's unrivalled collection, this new edition of The Wartime Scrapbook profusely illustrates a unique period in history - the song sheets, magazine covers, comic postcards, fashion and food, games, propaganda posters and a wealth of wartime ephemera whose very survival is remarkable.

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He is the author of numerous publications and has given many talks to schools, as well as on radio and television.