Welcome to Home Sweet Home Front!

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Much has been written about Britain's Military role in the Second World War. From the Outbreak of hostilities in 1939 to peace in 1945, accounts of Britain's early struggle through to her eventual victory are well documented.

But what of those left behind? Those civilians of the home front left to face their own hardships and the ever changing times. How did they cope with the restrictions of rationing? How did they come to terms with the frightening reality of air raid bombings? How did British women overcome male disdain and evolve from their recognised role of home makers to that of the working women of the 'Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WVS)', munitions factories, the 'Women's Land Army (WLA)' and the such like?

The 'Home Sweet Home Front' website has been designed to go some way to give insight into what it was really like for those heroes and heroines of the British home front during World War Two - click and enjoy!

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Poster: "And please don't throw away food either!" | Second World War poster by Fougasse encouraging people not to waste clothing or food. A sailor on board ship throws his trousers to the winds!!

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At Home – Britain, 26th July 1945

Churchill ousted by poll

Labour has won a landslide general election victory. The results of the 5th July poll announced today were Labour 393 seats, Conservatives and allies 213 seats, Liberals 12 seats and other parties 22 seats.

Whilst voters cheered in their masses for Churchill during his campaign, it would appear that millions decided that it was time for a change and voted for a party who were apparently more dedicated to social reform.

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Abroad – Paris, 23rd July 1945

Marshal Petain on trial for treason

Marshal Petain has gone on trial today accused of plotting to betray France in 1940. Petain, now aged 89, was the hero of France in 1914 – 18 war, but collaborated with the Nazis as head of state from 1940 - 45.