What Did You Do in the War, Mummy? PDF ePub eBook

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What Did You Do in the War, Mummy? free pdf They discuss the new freedoms, the make-do and mend, the hopes and the fears, as well as the post-war adjustments they had to make. Their lives were turned upside down as they worked in munitions factories or on the land, were part of civil defence or the domestic war effort generally, or were members of the armed services. Occasionally they undertook something more exotic, as entertainers, artists, writers and even spies - the book includes the only interview given by the remarkable resistance fighter, Odette Hallows. Mavis Nicholson's interviewees range from the working class to the aristocracy, from 'lumberjills' to members of the labour movement, from showgirls to intelligence officers, and from administrators to the 'nightingales' who worked in flying hospitals. This is oral history at it's most engaging and significant: their wartime experiences altered these lives forever and changed the way women would live in the future. Readers young and old will find stories by turns moving, informative and entertaining.

About Mavis Nicholson

Mavis Nicholson is a British writer and TV broadcaster known for shows that include "Good Afternoon," "Mavis Catches Up With . . .," and "Mavis on 4." She is a columnist at the "Oldie "magazine in the UK. Dame Vera Lynn is a British singer and songwriter who became a "Forces' Sweetheart" in honor of her concert tours entertaining troops in World War II. In 2009 she set a record as the oldest living artist to have a number one album on British music charts.

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Author : Mavis Nicholson
Publisher : Seren
Data Published : 17 September 2010
ISBN : 1854115294
EAN : 9781854115294
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 271 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . They discuss the new freedoms, the make-do and mend, the hopes and the fears, as well as the post-war adjustments they had to make. Their lives were turned upside down as they worked in munitions fa