Children's Voices of the Second World War

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Children's Voices of the Second World War

Author:Helen Finch
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Photos:30 black and white photographs
Publisher:Fonthill Media
Item No. 9781781553800

For those that are left, the Second World War holds differing memories for those that saw it as children. Some had fun and adventure; others lost loved ones and had to grow up very quickly, sometimes taking charge of a complete household. However, there are those who can only now in 2014 bring themselves to recall those dark days of war and whose experiences are as alive now as they were between 1939 and 1945. Many people today will only read about the Second World War in history books and it is important to bring alive the stories of those who are left to tell their tales. The reader will laugh, cry and ponder when reliving the lives of those who were children during these times and who have willingly shared their personal experiences, both good and bad, in the pages of this book. Children's Voices of the Second World War covers a wide range of experiences including children who lived abroad under German rule, those who were evacuated and others who shared their homes with evacuees. Some tell stories of families split apart; how difficult it was bringing up children during these years and what it was like to be fourteen years old and beginning a working life. Moving yet informative, it gives a fresh view on the Second World War.