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HOME FIRES : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War / Julie Summers.

Summers, Julie, (author.).

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Kershaw - Camden Library 940.53 SUM (Text) 33255003296580 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143108450
  • Physical Description: 384 pages : eight pages of plates ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Group USA, 2015/09/01.

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"Soon to be a PBS Masterpiece series starring Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Cranford). Away from the frontlines of World War II, in towns and villages across Great Britain, ordinary women were playing a vital role in their country's war effort. As members of the Women's Institute, an organization with a presence in a third of Britain's villages, they ran canteens and knitted garments for troops, collected tons of rosehips and other herbs to replace medicines that couldn't be imported, and advised the government on issues ranging from evacuee housing to children's health to postwar reconstruction. But they are best known for making jam: from produce they grew on every available scrap of land, they produced twelve million pounds of jamand preserves to feed a hungry nation. Home Fires, Julie Summers's fascinating social history of the Women's Institute during the war (when its members included the future Queen Elizabeth II along with her mother and grandmother), provides the remarkable and inspiring true story behind the upcoming PBS Masterpiece series that will be sure to delight fans of Call the Midwife and Foyle's War. Through archival material and interviews with current and former Women's Institute members, Home Fires gives us anintimate look at life on the home front during World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: National Federation of Women's Institutes.
World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 > Great Britain.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century.
HISTORY / Social History.

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