Britain at War 1939 to 1945 Home Front


A reader of Lingards Britain at War has commented:
“I most enjoyed the parts of this book where the author focused on his family and their experiences during the war. Lingard started school soon after the war began, so he was a young boy at the time. I found the information about rationing, bomb shelters, and unpredictable train schedules interesting. I think the most memorable part of the book was young Lingard on the beach (his home was destroyed by a bomb, so the family moved near the coast where their father had some work before he joined the Army), waving to a German pilot who was doing photo reconnaissance. Some of the locals thought he was signaling the enemy, but he was just a little boy waving at an airplane. Later his mother tried to take him to the beach again, but the beach was off limits, covered in barbed wire and mines.
This book would be a good choice for readers interested in a big-picture summary of the war before delving into more detailed books on more specific parts of the war.”

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