Angus Calder in his book, ‘The
People’s War’ states that, "Anyone writing a book of this kind owes an
immense debt to those other writers whose work provides facts, arguments or
quotations", so it is with this web site.
I have tried, wherever possible, not to include information contained elsewhere on the web but I certainly owe an immense debt to those who have come before me and, either in published or photographic form, tried to capture the feeling and spirit of the war time period on the Home Front.
I know that along the lines I have breached the laws of copyright. I hope that the owners of any copyright material used on this website will forgive me. My purpose in creating this website was, and still is, to tell the children of Britain today of the sacrifices that their grandparents and great-grandparents endured during the period 1939-1945.
In order to partly redress the balance I am publishing a bibliography of some of my sources of information and, like Calder, I would urge the reader/viewer/browser to "explore particular topics further", as well as to explore the authors whose work I have, in some cases, ‘plagiarised’ on this web site.
Published Sources - Books
Bromley, Gordon; London Goes to War - 1939, 1974; London:Michael Joseph
Calder, Angus; The People’s War, Britain 1939 - 1945, 1992; London:Pimlico
Cantrall, John D; The Second World War, A guide to documents in the PRO, 1993; London:HMSO
Clayton, Tim and Phil Craig; Finest Hour, 2000; London:Hodder & Stoughton
Gould, Robert W (M.B.E.); British Campaign Medals, Waterloo to the Gulf (New Edition), 1994; London:Arms and Armour Press ("The Defence Medal")
London County Council; Fire Over London, 1941; London:Hutchinson & Co.
Longmate, Norman; The Real Dad’s Army, 1974; London:Hutchinson Library Services.
Lynn, Vera with Cross, Robin and de Gex, Jenny; We'll Meet Again, 1994; London:Sidgwick & Jackson.(Chapter 1 "Shadows of War")
Marwick, Arthur; The Home Front, 1976; London:Thames & Hudson.
Mills, Jon; Doing Their Bit (Home Front Lapel Badges 1939-1945), 1996; Chelsfield:Wardens Publishing.
O'Brien, T H; Civil Defence, 1955; London:HMSO.
Titmuss, R W; Problems of Social Policy, 1950; London:HMSO and Longmans, Green and Co.
Ward, Arthur; The Battle of Britain - A Nation Alone,1997; London:Chancellor Press.
Wheeler-Bennett, John W; John Anderson, Viscount Waverley, 1962; London:Macmillan & Co.
Wilson, Laura; Daily Life in a Wartime House, 1995; London:Hamlyn Children's Books.
Files of the Home Office and Registrars General in the Public Records Office, Kew
HO 213/754 To all of the above, grateful acknowledgement is made and appropriate apologies are offered.
To all of the above, grateful acknowledgement is made and appropriate apologies are offered.
Copyright © 2002 Peter N. Risbey.