Book Reviews: Wartime - Britain 1939-1945 by Juliet Gardiner, Headline, Pounds 20
Byline: Reviewed by Anthony Looch
In May 1940, with Hitler posing the greatest threat to Britain since Napoleon, the country's new Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, admitted to the nation that he could only offer a regime of 'blood, toil, tears and sweat'. With hindsight, one could add many other things to the list, including heartbreak, fear, personal discomfort, severe food shortages, the possible bombing of one's home and the curtailment of civil liberties.
Juliet Gardiner has written an excellent social history about life on Britain's home front during the Second World War. She demolishes a few myths and throws new light on measures such as the evacuation of …
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Publication information: Article title: Book Reviews: Wartime - Britain 1939-1945 by Juliet Gardiner, Headline, Pounds 20. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: October 30, 2004. Page number: 53. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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