The Home Front

Books featuring military and civilian activities within the UK during the Second World War


There Goes the Siren

by Sheila Dobson
Childhood memories of the London Blitz and Wartime Evacuation
WW2 history

The Exbury Junkers: A WW2 Mystery

by John Stanley

Curious tale of a lone German Ju188 aircraft shot down at Exbury in 1944 under mysterious circumstances
World War II memoir

Harry: An Evacuee's Story

by Harry Collins
The experiences of an 11-year-old wartime evacuee from Lancashire who spent 4 years in Canada
civilian memoir

Granddad's Rainbow

by Joan Blackburn
A nostalgic memoir following the fortunes of a working-class family from Southern England during the 1940s and 50s
World War II memoir

Gone, But Not Forgotten

by Stanley Blackmore
Nostalgic recollections of a wartime schoolboy in rural Leicestershire that will strike a chord with all who grew up during WW2
Autobiography / Local History

Flying Upside Down

by Richard G. Walker
Memories of childhood / adolescence during and after WW2 in Stopsley, Bedfordshire and subsequent RAF National Service
World War II memoir

Corduroy Days

by Josephine Duggan Rees

A land girl's experiences in the Women's Land Army during World War 2
WW2 memoir

But Where Were the Bluebirds?

by Patricia Bending
Evocative childhood recollections of London in the 1940s ~ during World War II and its aftermath
WW2 civilian memoir

Blitz Boy

by Robert Trevor
A London boy's experiences in the Blitz and as an evacuee in rural Berkshire and Liverpool during World War Two

Aunt Alice's War

by Douglas Walker

Alice's misguided efforts to protect the Lancashire seaside town of St Annes from enemy subterfuge during WW2 will have readers in stitches
WW2 civilian memoir

A Long Way from Home

by Alastair Tompkins
The experiences of a small boy evacuated from Sussex to Yorkshire in 1939