Part historical look at the roles and home lives of women in WWII and partly a guide to fashion, this is a wide ranging and superbly produced book.
It tackles everything from home dressmaking, agricultural work, aviation, travelling at sea to clothing the resistance, evening dances, cosmetics, weddings and even concentration camps. The writing is a little self-important and it doesn’t flow well, but this is made up for by the vast amount of photography, illustrations, period adverts and numerous quotes. It makes it an absolute treasure trove for re-enactors and historians of the Home Front.
• Pen and Sword
• ISBN 978-1-5267-1234-9
• 300 pages • Hardback • £30
By Lucy Adlingtion
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