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Uncover Britain's Home Front During WWII

Gain insight into the social, economic, political and cultural affairs of Britain throughout the Second World War. Sourced from The National Archives and The History of Advertising Trust, this digital primary source collection provides a full picture of the impact of modern warfare on civilian life. Explore a wide range of documents from social surveys to food offences trials, from Propaganda film scripts to wartime advertising.

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This resource will allow students to delve into the material and draw their own conclusions, rather than relying on partial view or the interpretation of others. The sheer volume of material available here deserves recognition: this is not a partial nor selective view, but rather a comprehensive catalogue of various aspects of British Society during the Second World War.

 

David Clampin, Liverpool John Moores University.

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