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Author : Julie Summers
ISBN : 9780857200471
Genre : History
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The compelling true story that inspired the hugely successful major ITV drama series HOME FIRES – now in its second season. The Second World War was the WI's finest hour. The whole of its previous history - two decades of educating, entertaining and supporting women and campaigning on women's issues - culminated in the enormous collective responsibility felt by the members to 'do their bit' for Britain. With all the vigour, energy and enthusiasm at their disposal, a third of a million country women set out to make their lives and the lives of those around them more bearable in what they described as 'a period of insanity'. Through archive material and interviews with many WI members, Julie Summers takes us behind the scenes, revealing their nitty-gritty approach to the daily problems presented by the conflict. Jambusters is the fascinating story of how the Women's Institute pulled rural Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.

Jambusters The Story Of The Women S Institute In The Second World War

Author : Julie Summers
ISBN : OCLC:1050046261
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Making Vintage 1940s Clothes For Women

Author : Sarah Magill
ISBN : 9781785003110
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The 1940s were an iconic period of women's dress history, with the familiar square shoulders, crepe tea dresses and seamed stockings paired with red lips, victory curls and head scarves. This book explains the period's sewing techniques and makes a range of 1940s outfits to recreate the look of those vintage years. With detailed step-by-step instruction and over 300 photographs, it captures the style of the time and explains the impact of wartime austerity on the cut and construction of women's dress. Contents include: historical context and details of government regulations of the time; instructions and patterns for recreating a range of women's clothes, including blouses, skirts, slacks, shirt frocks, evening dress and tea dresses; key techniques such as transfering pattern markings, making darts, fastenings and finishing touches; examples of how to complete the look with hairstyles, make-up, shoes and accessories. This new book will help you recreate the clothes and the vintage style of the 1940s 'make do' years, and will be of particular interest to costume designers, fashion designers and students, dress historians, historic revival and reenactment participants and home dressmakers with a general interest in vintage dress. Superbly illustrated with 331 photographs and patterns.

Fashion On The Ration

Author : Julie Summers
ISBN : 9781782830979
Genre : Design
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In September 1939, just three weeks after the outbreak of war, Gladys Mason wrote briefly in her diary about events in Europe: 'Hitler watched German siege of Warsaw. City in flames.' And, she continued, 'Had my wedding dress fitted. Lovely.' For Gladys Mason, and for thousands of women throughout the long years of the war, fashion was not simply a distraction, but a necessity - and one they weren't going to give up easily. In the face of bombings, conscription, rationing and ludicrous bureaucracy, they maintained a sense of elegance and style with determination and often astonishing ingenuity. From the young woman who avoided the dreaded 'forces bloomers' by making knickers from military-issue silk maps, to Vogue's indomitable editor Audrey Withers, who balanced lobbying government on behalf of her readers with driving lorries for the war effort, Julie Summers weaves together stories from ordinary lives and high society to provide a unique picture of life during the Second World War. As a nation went into uniform and women took on traditional male roles, clothing and beauty began to reflect changing social attitudes. For the first time, fashion was influenced not only by Hollywood and high society but by the demands of industrial production and the pressing need to 'make-do-and-mend'. Beautifully illustrated and full of gorgeous detail, Fashion on the Ration lifts the veil on a fascinating era in British fashion.

Le Manitoba

Author : Rachel Eagen
ISBN : 9780545989039
Genre : Manitoba
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Lord Selkirk and the Métis, fish and furs, Samuel Hearne and Louis Riel, fields and forests, polar bears and pigs: It's all about Manitoba -- past and present! With engaging colour photos and maps, explore Manitoba's history, culture, special landmarks, and people.

The Autocar

Author : Henry Sturmey
ISBN : UOM:39015029622944
Genre : Automobiles
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Author : Ever Dundas
ISBN : 9781911332305
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Ian McEwan’s Atonement meets Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth in this extraordinary debut.

Annual Report And Accounts

Author : Great Britain. Ordnance Survey
ISBN : MINN:31951T00392760G
Genre : Cartography
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Country Life

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ISBN : UVA:X002262176
Genre : Country life
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Bertuna S Children

Author : Sue Spiller
ISBN : 9781911593058
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The history of a school in Great Barton, Suffolk, and of education in the region from early times until the present, and the story of those associated with that school who were either pupils or members of staff.

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