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BRITAIN AT WAR 1939 to 1945 what was life like during the war? has been re-launched in view of excellent reviews from UCL People (University College London) (March 2009) and The Historical Association – a British charity for teachers and other academics.
It gives a short 33,000 word insight into the horrors of the Home Front with an overview of the major campaigns in World War 2, enlivened by personal experiences and quotations from Churchill. Available as an e-book or paperback, it was written to make the history available to the public in a readable and interesting form.

In a recent 5star review, Bev Walkling writes:
‘I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I confess that I am fascinated by the Second World War, in part because my father and various uncles served as members of the Canadian forces and their experiences impacted me as I was growing up. As such, this book was of great fascination to me.

This book was a relatively quick read that would be of interest to those who might not have much background in the events of the war or those who know the broad details but want the day to day understanding of how lives were affected by things like bombing raids. James Lingard has meticulously researched and presented the timeline of events for the war, but where this book really shines as far as I am concerned is in the sharing of his own family’s experiences as they were personally impacted. Though only a young boy when the war began, his life was affected in multiple ways and his family was at one point thought killed as their air raid shelter was destroyed. In actual fact they had gone out to the woods for an outing, which ultimately saved their lives!

Another enjoyable part of the book was the quotes Lingard used at the beginning of each chapter. Many of these quotes were taken from speeches by Churchill or other prominent men of the time and they add to the general picture and emotions of the period.

I would recommend this book to individuals ranging from young adults through to seniors and on Goodreads to those in the History Book Club and the World War 2 Group.

Tags:Battle of Britain, Churchill, D-day, history, home front, military, world war 2

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