The compelling true story of how the Women's Institute pulled Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.
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Julie Summers is a bestselling writer, researcher and historian. Her books include :Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine; a biography of her grandfather, the man who built the 'real' bridge over the River Kwai, The Colonel of Tamarkan, Stranger in the House and When the Children Came Home,a social history of servicemen returning to their families from the Second World War. She lives in Oxford.
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Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster, 2013. Condizione libro: New. As well as influencing government policy on evacuation, children's health, education and housing during the Second World War, the WI ran canteens for the troops, collected rosehips and herbs for the pharmaceutical industry, knitted woollens for soldiers and refugees and made 12 million pounds of jam. Based on archive research and interviews with WI members, this book follows the activities of the organization at national and local level and describes its substantial contribution to the war effort. Codice libro della libreria 299864