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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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subject_facetNational Federation of Women's Institutes
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain
title_displayHome fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
title_fullHome Fires The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War / Julie Summers
title_shortHome fires
title_subthe story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
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Women
World War, 1939-1945