This book draws on a range of evidence to describe the lives of men, women and children during the Second World War. left behind. It examines how they lived, studied, fought and worked for the war effort, worshipped and played. There are also short stories about real people who lived during this period of history, such as Winston Churchill, land girl Pat Kemp and Agnes Conway, an 11-year-old evacuee.
Peter Hepplewhite is an experienced writer of children's history and has taught the subject for many years. He is currently the Education Officer for Tyne and Wear Archives Service.