Day five of our week-long look at the impact of the Second World War focuses on the war on the home front. World War II was, in every respect, a “total war:” Total in the sense that it was fought in almost every corner of the world. Total in that it was fought on land, in the air, at sea; through intelligence and technological strategies; by controlling supplies and supply routes. And total in the sense that it involved every man, woman, and child in the country.
Managing at Home was not merely a question of struggling along without the principal breadwinner of the family – though it certainly involved that. It also involved:
We invite you to explore all these facets of the war on the home front. it is here, more than perhaps in any other aspect, that the Second World War really did come home.