Britain’s Home Front (real stories)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, the topic for our community read,  is a fictional account of civilians at war.  Here are three actual  accounts of life in Britain during the war years.  Nineteen Weeks by Norman Moss details the tense period between the Fall of France and the arrival of American aid, a time when Nazi invasion loomed and  US aid seemed a distant prospect. Citizens of London by Lynne Olson tells the role played by three prominent Americans who helped bring the US into the war.  Rich Relations by David Reynolds shows the the tensions caused by the arrival of US troops in Britain.  Everyone had to work hard to maintain an amicable relations.

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