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The Resource Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers

Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers

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Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
Title
Home fires
Title remainder
the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Julie Summers
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Soon to be a PBS Masterpiece series starring Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Cranford). Away from the frontlines of World War II, in towns and villages across Great Britain, ordinary women were playing a vital role in their country's war effort. As members of the Women's Institute, an organization with a presence in a third of Britain's villages, they ran canteens and knitted garments for troops, collected tons of rosehips and other herbs to replace medicines that couldn't be imported, and advised the government on issues ranging from evacuee housing to children's health to postwar reconstruction. But they are best known for making jam: from produce they grew on every available scrap of land, they produced twelve million pounds of jam and preserves to feed a hungry nation. Home Fires, Julie Summers's fascinating social history of the Women's Institute during the war (when its members included the future Queen Elizabeth II along with her mother and grandmother), provides the remarkable and inspiring true story behind the upcoming PBS Masterpiece series that will be sure to delight fans of Call the Midwife and Foyle's War. Through archival material and interviews with current and former Women's Institute members, Home Fires gives us an intimate look at life on the home front during World War II"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1945
LC item number
.S86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published as 'Jambusters' in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2013"--Title-page verso
  • "As seen on Masterpiece, PBS"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let the sunshine stream in -- The gathering storm -- The piper's call -- Coupon culture -- Digging for victory -- Boil and bubble, toil and trouble -- Knit one purl one -- Gaiety, song, and dance -- Building for the future -- A final word
Control code
21079441
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxxi, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143108450
Lccn
2015024952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907657997
  • (OCoLC)907657997
Label
Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers
Publication
Note
  • "First published as 'Jambusters' in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2013"--Title-page verso
  • "As seen on Masterpiece, PBS"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let the sunshine stream in -- The gathering storm -- The piper's call -- Coupon culture -- Digging for victory -- Boil and bubble, toil and trouble -- Knit one purl one -- Gaiety, song, and dance -- Building for the future -- A final word
Control code
21079441
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxxi, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143108450
Lccn
2015024952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907657997
  • (OCoLC)907657997

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