Home fires: the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
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"Away from the frontlines of World War II, in towns and villages across Great Britain, ordinary women were playing a vital role in their country's war effort. As members of the Women's Institute, an organization with a presence in a third of Britain's villages, they ran canteens and knitted garments for troops, collected tons of rosehips and other herbs to replace medicines that couldn't be imported, and advised the government on issues ranging from evacuee housing to children's health to postwar reconstruction. But they are best known for making jam: from produce they grew on every available scrap of land, they produced twelve million pounds of jam and preserves to feed a hungry nation. Home Fires gives us an intimate look at life on the home front during World War II"--
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|Grouped Work ID||ab2fa267-3f71-14e7-bc25-6b9de8e459d9|
|Grouping Title||home fires the story of the womens institute in the second world war|
|Grouping Author||julie summers|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-09-25 02:08:35AM|
|Last Indexed||2023-09-25 02:31:38AM|
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