The Home Front

The Second World War was fought, not only on the battlefields, but also in the kitchen gardens, the factories, and on the hearths and hills of Britain. In a seven-part series, these dangerous and historic times are reconstructed through the records of people's diaries.


Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 November 199019901120

Producer: J. THORNLEY

Next in series: 1/7 - 1939, THESE FOOLISH TIMES

Previous in series: 6, PUTTING THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE

Broadcast history

20 Nov 1990 09:35-11:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-26.

011938/39 - These Foolish Things1990112719990723

`I was led to expect that thousands of bombers would be over here the first day war was declared'.

021940: I Did What I Could With My Gas Mask1990120419990730
031941: The Thing-ummy-bob1990121119990806
041942: Oh Say Can You See, By The Dawn's Early Light1990121819990813
051943: Is He Well?1990122519990820
061944: We'll Meet Again1991010119990827
07 LAST1945: Jerusalem1991010819990903