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Further Reading

Print Publications

The Home Front, Guy de la Bedoyere, Shire Publications (2009) ISBN 978-0-74780-528-1

Evacuees of the Second World War, Mike Brown, Shire Publications (2009) ISBN 978-0-74780-745-2

The 1940s Home, Paul Evans & Peter Doyle, Shire Publications (2009) ISBN 978-0747807360

Wartime Britain, Mike Brown, Shire Publications (2011) ISBN  978-0747808299

Women in the Second World War, Neil Storey, Shire Publications (2011) ISBN 978-0747808121

The 1940’s Look, Mike Brown, Sabrestorm Publishing (2009) ISBN 978-0-9552723-1-8

Women in Green: The Story of the WVS in Wartime, Charles Graves, Heinemann (1948)

Knitting Fashions of the 1940’s: Styles Patterns and History, Jane Waller, The Crowood Press (2009)
ISBN 978-1-86126-862-4

The Victory Cookbook, Marguerite Patten OBE, Hamlyn (1995) ISBN 0-600-58633-2

Wartime Women: A Mass-Observation Anthology 1937-45, Dorothy Sheridan (Ed), Phoenix Press (2000)
ISBN 1-84212-617-2

Forties Fashion: From Siren Suits to the New Look, Jonathan Walford, Thames & Hudson; Reprint edition (2011) ISBN 978-0500288979

Green Sleeves: The Story of the WVS/WRVS, Katharine Bentley Beauman, Seely Service (1977),
ISBN 978-0854220977

The Uniforms, Insignia & Ephemera of the Home Front in Britain: The Women's Voluntary Services (Within the Island Fortress), John Mills, Wardens Publishing (2006), ISBN 9780952811435

The following books are useful but do not deal exclusively with the 1940’s

Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look, Lauren Rennells, HRST Books
ISBN 978-0981663920

Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-Step Techniques, Lauren Rennells, HRST Books
ISBN 978-0981663913

Style Me Vintage: Hair: Easy Step-by-step Techniques for Creating Classic Hairstyles, Belinda Hay,
Pavillion Books (2010)
ISBN 978-1862059023

Style Me Vintage: Clothes: A Guide to Sourcing and Creating Retro Looks, Naomi Thompson, Pavillion Books (2012) ISBN 978-1862059368

Style Me Vintage: Make Up: Easy Step-by-step Techniques for Creating Classic Looks, Katie Reynolds, Pavillion Books (2011) ISBN 978-1862059184

Web Sources

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/womens_voluntary_service.htm

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/homefront/womenwar/wvs/wvs.html

http://www.homesweethomefront.co.uk/web_pages/hshf_wvs_pg.htm

http://www.wrvs.org.uk/about-us/our-history

http://www.wrvs.org.uk/uploads/Documents/About%20us/wvs_wartime_uniform.pdf

http://caber.open.ac.uk/schools/stanway/WVSandWI.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/71/a3384371.shtml

http://johndclare.net/wwii13.htm

http://johndclare.net/wwii13_fashion.html

http://www.1900s.org.uk/1940s-edgware-war.htm

http://www.historyonthenet.com/WW2/home_front.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwtwo/

http://www.history.co.uk/explore-history/ww2/british-home-front.html

http://www.friendsofthe40s.com/

 

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