Categories

 Loading... Please wait...
show / hide sidebar

Categories

The Home Front 1939-45: A Guide for Family Historians

$14.55
SKU:
RAY025
Availability:
Usually Ships Within 7 Days
Quantity:

Product Description

Media: BOOK - paperback, 64 pages
Author: S. Raymond
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9781906280376
Other: b&w photos, further reading, index
Publisher: Family History Partnership

The Home Front played a significant role in the Second World War. Millions volunteered to serve part-time in the Home Guard and civil defence. Organisations such as the Red Cross, the Womens Voluntary Service, and the Womens Institute, depended on volunteers to run the services they provided. The Bevin Boys were conscripted to to dig for coal, rather than to serve in the armed forces. Many - especially women -  worked in munitions factories. Other girls just out of school found their role in the Womens Land Army. The police and fire services were needed even more in time of war. In rural areas, many householders took in evacuees. Just about everybody in war-time Britain had their role to play in the prosecution of the war. 

All of this activity created a huge mass of paper, which archivists are only now coming to grips with. It provides us with the means of finding out what our ancestors did on the Home Front. This book will guide you through the wide variety of sources available; it will tell you what to look for and where to find it. If you want to discover what your English ancestors did in the war, then read this book!

Contents:
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. The Civil Registers and other Death Records
3. National Registration
4. Electoral Registers
5. Taxation Records
6. Trade Directories
7. Newspapers
8. The Home Guard
9. The Royal Observer Corps
10. Civil Defence
11. War Damage
12. Medals
13. Law and Order
14. Internees & Conscientious Objectors
15. Voluntary Organisations
16. Evacuation
17. Education
18. Occupational Sources
19. Further Reading
Subject Index

Product Reviews

Write Review

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Find Similar Products by Category

Questions & Phone Orders

Questions & Phone Orders

1/1257 North East Road
Ridgehaven South Australia 5097
Australia
1300 526 069 | (08) 8263 2055

Shop with Confidence

Shop with Confidence

We accept payment by credit card, Paypal, direct deposit, cheque or money order.

30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

If you're not 100% satisfied with your purchase, please let us know. You can return it unopened or in as new condition within 30 days of purchase for full refund or credit, excluding freight.

Genealogy Ebooks
Genealogy Blog
Gould Digital
UTP
Unlock the Past Cruises
Dragonfly Genealogy
ADBA

Back to Top