Welcome to Home Sweet Home Front!

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A Warm Welcome to this Website...

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: The cover of an official HMSO publication recounting the exploits of Bomber Command

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Home Sweet Home Front Timeline

An Image of a Poster Reading 'Rationing Means a Fair Share for all of us'

At Home – Britain, 25th October 1942

Britons set to lose icing on their cakes! (With thanks to sarahsundin.com for image)

From the 26th October, cakes are set to become even more plain than they already are. Only one layer of chocolate or jam will be permitted after baking. White sugar has already been prohibited back in 1940.

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Abroad – Paris, 25th August 1944

Paris is free! Paris is liberated and French troops first to reach city

Paris is free. At 2.30pm on this day, General Dietrich von Cholitz, German Commander of Paris region surrendered to Lieutenant Henri Karcher of the French 2nd Armoured Division.

After years of occupation and hardship, Parisians are free. Although the struggle isn’t over yet, there is a new optimism in the city that maybe soon the war will be finally over.