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Home Fires - The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War

Julie Summers

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Genres:

History

Description:

The basis for the PBS Masterpiece series starring Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Cranford) Away from the frontlines of World War II, in towns and villages across Great Britain, ordinary women were playing a vital role in their country's war effort. As members of the Women's Institute, an organization with a presence in a third of Britain's villages, they ran canteens and knitted garments for troops, collected tons of rosehips and other herbs to replace medicines that couldn't be imported, and advised the government on issues ranging from evacuee housing to children's health to postwar reconstruction. But they are best known for making jam: from produce they grew on every available scrap of land, they produced twelve million pounds of jam and preserves to feed a hungry nation. Home Fires, Julie Summers's fascinating social history of the Women's Institute during the war (when its members included the future Queen Elizabeth II along with her mother and grandmother), provides the remarkable and inspiring true story behind the upcoming PBS Masterpiece series that will be sure to delight fans of Call the Midwife and Foyle's War. Through archival material and interviews with current and former Women's Institute members, Home Fires gives us an intimate look at life on the home front during World War II. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Juliet Mills

Length:

12h 22m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:06


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:51


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:22


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:23


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:43


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:04


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:21


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:19


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:07


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:29


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:01


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:47


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:50


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:30


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:55


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:37