The War at Home
With the imminent threat of Nazi invasion, the ongoing Blitz, continual bombing raids and the arrival of allied servicemen from all over the world, the lives of everyone in the Britsh Isles was affected.
Western Front | 10th May 1940
Winston Churchill became Prime Minister, succeeding Neville Chamberlain, on the very same day the Nazis began their massive attack on Western Europe. Click here to read more in 'Winston Churchill becomes PM'.
Western Front | 3rd September 1939
At 11.15 in the morning of 3 September, the British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, announced that after the Nazi invasion of Poland two days before, ‘this country is at war with Germany’. A few hours later the French also declared war on Germany. Click here to read more in 'Britain and France declare war'.
Western Front | October 1943
Married to an American serviceman 15 years older than her, she discovered that life in America was not the dream she had hoped. Click here to read more in 'GI Bride from Oxford'.
Western Front | October 1940
Much of London was devastated in the German raids which began in earnest in the autumn of 1940. Stacey Simkins was one of those who tried to fight the fires on the ground. Click here to read more in 'Fireman in the Blitz'.
Western Front | 7th September 1940
How did the Blitz affect British morale?
The first mass German raid on London – in response to Hitler’s order calling for ‘disruptive attacks on the population’. More than 25,000 tons of German bombs would fall on British cities by May 1941. Click here to read more in 'The Blitz'.