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Jambusters: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War - Julie Summers
Jambusters: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781849832212
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Non Fiction, History
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4.0 Jambusters
A very good and inspiriting look at what The Women's Institutes were able to achieve to keep Great Britain going during WWII. What these women were able to do every single day for years both during and after the war is purely mind-boggling to someone from a later, much more leisurely, era. I'd ne...
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