Life had been peaceful and relatively uncomplicated for young Bill Westhead in the 1930's, but as the end of the decade drew England into war, things began to change. The first symbol was the government issuance of gas masks, followed by blackouts, an air-raid shelter . . . a new way of life for a boy too old t to kw about the war yet far too young to serve in the military. This first-person account of the Westhead family's experiences in the World War II years contrasts everyday life before and during the war, and how one English family dealt with life.