- Just how did Britain 'keep calm and carry on'? The Home Front Pocket Book, compiled from leaflets and pamphlets distributed throughout the Second World War, details the advice and guidance that was given to an anxious Public threatened by German bombers and the prospect of invasion
- A timely publication that provides genuine insight into a nation at war during the Battle of Britain and beyond, with wartime information on rationing, air raids, 'make do and mend', 'keeping mum' and all other aspects of life on the Home Front
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.