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Jambusters The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War

by Julie Summers

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month History

Jambusters The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War Synopsis

The Second World War was the WI's finest hour. The whole of its previous history - two decades of educating, entertaining and supporting women and campaigning on women's issues - culminated in the enormous collective responsibility felt by the members to 'do their bit' for Britain. With all the vigour, energy and enthusiasm at their disposal, a third of a million country women set out to make their lives and the lives of those around them more bearable in what they described as 'a period of insanity'. Jambusters tells the story of the minute and idiosyncratic details of everyday life during the Second World War. Making jam, making do and mending, gathering rosehips, keeping pigs and rabbits, housing evacuees, setting up canteens for the troops, knitting, singing and campaigning for a better Britain after the war: all these activities played a crucial role in war time.

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ISBN: 9781849832212
Publication date: 01/03/2014
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Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781849832212
Publication date: 1st March 2014
Author: Julie Summers
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: Social & cultural history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Julie Summers

Julie Summers is a writer, researcher and historian. Her books include Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine, and a biography of her grandfather, the man who built the 'real' bridge over the River Kwai, The Colonel of Tamarkan. She lives in Oxford.

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