A Woman Living in the Shadow of the Second World War


Helena Hall's Journal from the Home Front

By: Linda Grace, Helena Hall, Margaret Nicolle
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781473823259
Published: 10th November 2014
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

Current purchase price:
£20.00

A Woman Living in the Shadow of the Second World War

Helena Hall's daily diary of the war years, from 1940 to 1945, is one of the most vivid, detailed and evocative personal records of the Second World War as it was experienced by people living in an English village. In her journal she describes her everyday activities alongside momentous national and international events. The war overshadows her narrative. Each daily entry gives us an insight into the extraordinary impact of the conflict on local lives, and shows how much energy and commitment ordinary people put into the war effort. This edited edition of her previously unpublished diary, written without embellishment or hindsight, shows how she heard about the war and how she reacted to it, and how it was reported and understood. It allows the reader today to connect directly with the wartime past and to see events clearly, as they were seen at the time.

 




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