Although nearly 90% of the population of Great Britain remained civilians throughout the war, or for a large part of it, their story has so far largely gone untold. In contrast with the thousands of books on military operations, barely any have concerned themselves with the individual's experience. The problems of the ordinary family are barely ever mentioned - food rationing, clothes rationing, the black-out and air raids get little space, and everyday shortages almost none at all. This book is an attempt to redress the balance; to tell the civilian's story largely through their own recollections and in their own words.They tell us that for the present we mustcarry gas masks and we must do it. Partners who ... Many establishments held periodic tests throughout the war, requiring staff to work in their masks for fifteen minutes or more on one day each month.
|Title||:||How We Lived Then|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2010-01-26|