Home Front

Everyone who was involved in the war effort was affected, which of course included those on the home front. On the home front, everybody pitched in to help the war effort. Rationing was put into effect, limiting everything from most food items to the number of tires a town was allowed per month. Daily patterns that people had been following for years were broken, and thousands of people volunteered for jobs to support the war effort. Of course, the war impacted people differently depending on where they lived. For example, our site includes an interview with "Katharina", a survivor of Germany’s home front and the story of a survivor of occupied Hong Kong. These pages and the emotions within them contrast strikingly with the experiences of those who lived in the US. These interviews are especially interesting as they present what it was like to be a child in a time of war.

Roger Brooke
Josephine Wallis

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