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The Resource Jambusters : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers

Jambusters : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers

Label
Jambusters : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
Title
Jambusters
Title remainder
the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Julie Summers
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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'. Jambusters tells the story of the minute and idiosyncratic details of everyday life during the Second World War. Making jam, making do and mending, gathering rosehips, keeping pigs and rabbits, housing evacuees, setting up canteens for the troops, knitting, singing and campaigning for a better Britain after the war: all these activities played a crucial role in war time
Cataloging source
AU@
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Summers, Julie
Dewey number
940.53
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Federation of Women's Institutes
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Jambusters : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Later published under the title: Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War / Julie Summers. New York : Penguin Books, 2015, as a tie-in to the Masterpiece (PBS) series
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Let the sunshine stream in -- The gathering storm -- The piper's call -- Coupon culture -- Digging for victory -- Boil and bubble, toil and trouble -- Knit one purl one -- Gaiety, song and dance -- Building for the future -- A final word
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781849832212
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882900391
  • ocn882900391
  • OCoLC
Label
Jambusters : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers
Publication
Copyright
Note
Later published under the title: Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War / Julie Summers. New York : Penguin Books, 2015, as a tie-in to the Masterpiece (PBS) series
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Let the sunshine stream in -- The gathering storm -- The piper's call -- Coupon culture -- Digging for victory -- Boil and bubble, toil and trouble -- Knit one purl one -- Gaiety, song and dance -- Building for the future -- A final word
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781849832212
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882900391
  • ocn882900391
  • OCoLC

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