The Home Front

Books featuring military and civilian activities within the UK during the Second World War


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There Goes the Siren

by Sheila Dobson
Childhood memories of the London Blitz and Wartime Evacuation
World War II mystery
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The Exbury Junkers: A WW2 Mystery

by John Stanley


Curious tale of a lone German Ju188 aircraft shot down at Exbury in 1944 under mysterious circumstances
World War II memoir
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Harry: An Evacuee's Story

by Harry Collins
The experiences of an 11-year-old wartime evacuee from Lancashire who spent 4 years in Canada
civilian memoir
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Granddad's Rainbow

by Joan Blackburn
A nostalgic memoir following the fortunes of a working-class family from Southern England during the 1940s and 50s
World War II memoir
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Gone, But Not Forgotten

by Stanley Blackmore
Nostalgic recollections of a wartime schoolboy in rural Leicestershire that will strike a chord with all who grew up during WW2
Autobiography / Local History
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Flying Upside Down

by Richard G. Walker
Memories of childhood / adolescence during and after WW2 in Stopsley, Bedfordshire and subsequent RAF National Service
World War II memoir
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Corduroy Days

by Josephine Duggan Rees

A land girl's experiences in the Women's Land Army during World War 2
WW2 memoir
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But Where Were the Bluebirds?

by Patricia Bending
Evocative childhood recollections of London in the 1940s ~ during World War II and its aftermath
WW2 memoir
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Blitz Boy

by Robert Trevor
A London boy's experiences in the Blitz and as an evacuee in rural Berkshire and Liverpool during World War Two
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Aunt Alice's War

by Douglas Walker


Alice's misguided efforts to protect the Lancashire seaside town of St Annes from enemy subterfuge during WW2 will have readers in stitches
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A Long Way from Home

by Alastair Tompkins
The experiences of a small boy evacuated from Sussex to Yorkshire in 1939