Doodlebugs, Gas Masks & Gum: Children's Voices from the Second World War

Doodlebugs, Gas Masks & Gum: Children's Voices from the Second World War

By: Christina Rex (author)Paperback

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Throughout six years of conflict, beginning 3 September1939, military manoeuvres, bombs and exhortations to greater dedication to the War Effort became the normality for children. For the young, this was a time of great excitement. Imagine the thrill of Anderson Shelters built in back gardens, concrete blocks and barbed-wire sprouting on beaches, soldiers and tanks in the streets, the Battle of Britain and those spectacular dogfights, the Blitz and masses of shrapnel to collect, searchlights lighting up the night sky, American servicemen appearing and their inexhaustible supplies of chewing gum! From Dunkirk to D-Day, through Doodlebugs to Victory, there was hardly a dull moment and remarkably little fear for children as they learned, collected and played under these bizarre circumstances.

About Author

Christina Rex grew up during the Second World War. She lives in Ely. Her son, Professor Richard Rex, is Director of Studies in History at Queens' College, Cambridge.

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  • ISBN13: 9781445607023
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781445607023
  • weight: 194
  • ISBN10: 1445607026

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