Britain's Home Front

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Discover life in wartime Britain on the Home Front, with museums, organisations, the Blitz, industry and WWII collectables.

This is your whopping 164-page guide to life on the Home Front. 

From museums to Army camps and control centres, discover where and how WWII was fought in Britain.

Churchill War Rooms
Discover where the wartime leader conducted operations from in London.

Relics from Army camps
The range of naval medals awarded to those who took part in the great sea battle.

The Western Approaches
Hidden underground in Liverpool this was the vital centre of operations in the Atlantic.

Bases of power
How the countryside was transformed by air bases in order to keep fighting.

International Bomber Command Centre
Lincolnshire was bomber country, so where better to locate a museum than in Lincoln itself.

Thorpe Camp
Located on the rump of a WWII airfield this is a charming military museum.

Daldatch Training Camp
Now largely forgotten, but in its heyday, a busy training camp for Commandos.

Portsmouth Submarine Museum
Part of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard features a site dedicated to underwater warfare.

Suffolk sea defences
With the threat of invasion very real, here's how the coast was protected.

Eden Camp
Formerly housing Italian prisoners, now a fantastic WWII museum in North Yorks.

These are the experiences of people in Britain working in industry, facing rationing, wartime murders and the Blitz.

Rationing in WWII
Designed to ensure everyone was fed it actually improved the health of the poor.

The Blitz
How the British public remained defiant as Hitler's bombs rained down.

Wartime industries
Everyone had to do their part as industry switched to war material production.

Early years on the Home Front
As the Phoney War ended and the Blitz began, discover how people coped at home.

Liverpool at war
The western port became the vital hub for transatlantic supplies that kept Britain fighting.

Murder on the Home Front
Thanks to blackouts crime actually flourished. Here are the most shocking cases of all.

The Black Market
With rationing limiting luxuries, the criminals stepped in with counterfeit goods.

Gangs of London
Organised crime never had it so good, running prostitution and gambling rings.

Portsmouth at war
The south coast port city was the centre of operations for D-Day.

Home Front re-enactment
Experience life in 1940s Britain by re-enacting the various professions and experiences.

Besides as the Home Guard, there were a host of other military organisations designed to free up men for frontline service.

WRNS: Never at sea
Staffing Naval headquarters, manning harbour craft and cracking codes.

The ATS at war
The Auxiliary Territorial Service was the women's version of the British Army at home.

Pauline Gower and the ATA
She was a trailblazer and formed the organisation transporting planes to airfields.

The backbone of every airfield control room, they were the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

Bletchley Park
Deep in the English countryside was the top-secret HQ that hosted the codebreakers who helped win the war.

Women's Home Defence
While men were recruited for the Home Guard, women also wanted to do their bit.

The Land Army
Farmers went to the front so someone had to step in and harvest the crops.

The Lumberjills
Forestry work was tough, these were the girls who manned the saws.

WVS at war
The Women's Voluntary Service took on a huge range of tasks during The Blitz.

Female Railway Workers
One of the least publicised roles on the Home Front was women on the railways.

Serving up hot food and entertainment for over 100 years, the NAAFI was also a social hub for the troops.

Equipping the LDV
The uniforms and gear that the original LDV units were supplied with.

The Home Guard
The original Dad's Army of troops watching the skies and patrolling country lanes for German spies.

Home Guard Auxiliaries
A top-secret network of troops at home, designed to report on and slow down a German invasion, at the cost of their lives.

From newspapers and toys to the weapons used by the Home Guard and the medals issued to the forces at home, these are WWII items for you to collect.

The Picture Post
Recording life in wartime, it's a fascinating record of the time.

British War Toys
How the kids were kept entertained through shortages, rations and a ban on metal toys.

Weapons of the Home Guard
Collect the weapons that were issued throughout the war to the forces at home.

War letters
Discover hidden stories by collecting correspondence from the war.

Home Front Medals
The various medals that were awarded for service on the Home Front.

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