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  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Julie Summers
    • Narrated By Juliet Mills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

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