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Description - The Home Front Pocket-Book by Brian Lavery

In June 1940, following the BEF's scrambled evacuation from Dunkirk, the Second World War was brought home to Britain. As the Luftwaffe initiated their bombing campaigns and the threat of invasion grew daily, civilians were urged to play their part in the war effort, and take responsibility for their own survival. Many pamphlets and leaflets were issued with information and advice on a diverse range of subjects, from how to put on a gas mask, to how to build a bomb shelter and what to do in the event of an air raid, as Britain braced herself for a protracted conflict, literally on the front line, fighting alone. The literature drawn together for this evocative pocket-book captures the reality of civilian life during the Battle of Britain. It is a revealing and charming addition to Conway's trailblazing quarter-bound pocket-book series.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844861224
ISBN-10: 1844861228
Format: Hardback
(180mm x 120mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Conway
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brian Lavery

Brian Lavery is one of Britain's leading naval historians and a prolific author. He was, until recently, Curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and is a renowned expert on the sailing navy. Honours for his writing include the Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award and the Society for Nautical Research's Anderson Medal

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