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Christmas at War

Heartwarming True Stories of How Britain Came Together on the Home Front
Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: History, World
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No turkey. No fruit to make a decent pudding. No money for presents. Your children away from home; your husband, father and brothers off fighting. How in the world does one celebrate Christmas? That was the situation facing the people of Britain for six years during the Second World War. From the family whose dog ate the Christmas roast, leaving them to enjoy “Spam with all the trimmings”, to the exhibition of handmade toys for children in a Singapore prison camp, these firsthand stories are by turns tragic, poignant and funny. Between them, they paint a picture of a world that was in many ways kinder and less self-centred than ours. Even if - or perhaps because - there was a war on.

©2018 Caroline Taggart (P)2019 Soundings

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  • 11-09-19

Christmas at war.....

Absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing the stories of these brave and remarkable people. I hope you bring us more books like it!