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A Re-enactor's War: The Home Front Revisited and Remembered

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    John Leete(Author)

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The Second World War changed the Britain and its people forever and as the gap of history widens, re-enactment plays an increasingly significant role in keeping alive the social and military experience of the war years and it helps us all to remember the sacrifice and determination of a generation that lived in extraordinary times. In A Re-enactor's War we explore what inspires, moves and motivates re-enactors of all ages and backgrounds, and their close relationships with the veterans and people they seek to honour. Reminiscences of the Home Front from evacuation to the Blitz and beyond, and new interviews with re-enactors are brought together to pay homage to a time that we must always remember. It was our nation's darkest hour, but also a time when amidst the turmoil and upheaval, the British people fought back with their inimitable Home Front spirit that continues to inspire today. This book pays tribute not only to the bravery of the war generation, but also to their camaraderie and their love of life. Mixing previously unpublished original period images with a selection of stunning colour images depicting the breadth of Second World War Home Front re-enactment, the reader will be fascinated by the characters, their individual stories, amazing experiences and their dedication to preserving the past. This truly is history brought to life!

John Leete is the author of "The New Forest at War," "Hampshire at War, "and "Under Fire" (all, The History Press). He is Features Editor for "World War II Re-enactors" Magazine.

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • John Leete(Author)
  • The History Press; First Edition edition (2 July 2012)
  • English
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  • History

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  • By History Geek on 21 January 2014

    As a historian and 'living history' participant I picked up a copy of this second hand.I didn't enjoy the self congratulatory tone, not all veterans approve of people dressing in old uniforms and 'reenacting' and it's a shame that the cover photograph features inaccurate uniform.Sorry, I'm not sure what the point of this book is/was. Most groups raise money for the RBL/SSAFA etc and don't feel the need to write a book about it.

  • By I. C. Houghton on 3 December 2012

    This book by someone who is a re-enactor / living historian gives an interesting account as to what it is that draws so many people into the world of re-enactment. Whilst he concentrates on the WWII 'Home Front' scene (a period he himself re-enacts), the 'ethos' can be equally applied to any era of re-enactment.

  • By Dominic Barron on 5 September 2014

    Brilliant like ronseal as exactly as it said. Received with speed and well packaged. Very pleased and very muchly happy :-)

  • By Mrs. G. Mawson on 5 October 2012

    A fascinating insight into Britain's living history community and why it makes such a valuable contribution to Education and Remembrance. Officially endorsed by The Royal British Legion this is a well researched and informative read for everyone who has an interest in the country's heritage. From the evacuees to the Home Guard, the civilians to the Armed Services leaving for War, this book presents the fascinating world of living history and the significance it has in todays society. Officially acclaimed, this is quite a unique and long overdue story

  • By Binilin on 27 October 2012

    This is a very good book. I have not read it all yet but what I have read is well written and informative. My husband's lifetime best friend wrote one of the stories of their childhood school days. So this book has extra special interest.

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