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When Daddy Came Home How War Changed Family Life Forever

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Summer 1945. Britain was in jubilant mood. At last, the war was over. Soon the men would be coming home. Then everything would be fine: life would get back to normal. Or would it? Six long years of war had profoundly changed family life.

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When Daddy Came Home How War Changed Family Life Forever by Barry Turner, Tony Rennell

Compelling and moving real-life accounts of the impact on family life of the return of the troops at the end of the Second World War. Summer 1945. Britain was in jubilant mood. At last, the war was over. Soon the men would be coming home. Then everything would be fine: life would get back to normal. Or would it? Six long years of war had profoundly changed family life. For years, Dad had been a khaki figure in a photograph on the wall, a crumpled letter from overseas, an occasional visitor on weekend leave. Now he was here to stay, a stranger in a group that had learned to live without him - and was not always prepared to have him back. Most homecomings were joyful, never-to-be-forgotten moments of humour and hope. Others were hard. And there was no one to deal with the tears and the trauma. It would take hope and courage for families to live and love together again.

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About the Author

Barry Turner is a writer and historian. His latest books are Beacon for Change about the 1951 Festival of Britain and Outpost of Occupation on the German occupation of the Channel Islands. He has just completed his seventeenth year as editor of Statesman's Yearbook. He lives in London and south-west France. Tony Rennell was a senior editorial executive on the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday before switching to writing 15 years ago. He is the author and co-author of seven books, of which When Daddy Came Home was the first. He writes regularly on a variety of subjects for the Daily Mail. He lives in Suffolk. He was born in 1947, the son of a father who came home but never spoke about his war. 'When I told him I was writing this book, he was silent. After he died, I was told that he had read it and, most unusually for him, wept. But, to me, typically, he said not a word.'

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Publication date

17th July 2014

Author

Barry Turner, Tony Rennell

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
416 pages

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ISBN

9780099591474

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