Blitzed Brits (Horrible Histories)
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Learn all about the BLITZED BRITS, with all the nasty bits left in. Find out what really happened in Dad's Army, see how to make a rude noise with a gas mask and Learn why the Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty! Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
give up the act! (Yes, we know she could have bought blackout material without using her precious coupons … but The Dance of the Seven Blackout Curtains just isn’t the same.) Rotten war for women The good news … With working men fighting in the army, more women had to go out to work. They wore their trousers with pride! It showed they were part of the war effort. They had more freedom than ever before. The bad news … • women wore tighter clothes to save material. • sleeveless sweaters were
just soldiers who faced injury and death every day in a strange country. It was also the women, men, children and old people who stayed at home. Their courage was tested. So was their patience, their honesty, their determination and their sense of humour. Most people passed the tests and amazed even themselves. Some didn’t even bother taking the tests – and that surprised nobody. Those few used the War to make money and to make sure they came out all right. And not everyone showed bravery
died during the six years of the war … more than half of them in London.) The Ministry of Home Security took charge of Air Raid Precautions (ARP) and announced: Ministry of Home Security leaflet 3 September 1940. The Government wouldn’t build your shelter. The local council dumped the bits at your door and left you to get on with it. Bomb shelter fact file 1 The Government banned people from sheltering in the London Underground train stations during an air raid. But they couldn’t stop people
and hurried down to breakfast. ‘Penny for your thoughts,’ her mother said as the young woman chewed slowly on her toast. ‘What was that?’ ‘I said, what are you thinking about? You look worried.’ Megan looked away. ‘Nothing, Mam.’ ‘There’s something on your mind. What is it?’ Megan didn’t want to tell her mother about the dream. ‘I’ve got to get to work, Mam.’ ‘I want to know what’s wrong – a problem shared is a problem halved.’ ‘I’ll tell you when I get home tonight, Mam,’ Megan promised.
often!’ • Bed-wetting – some estimates say that one evacuee in three suffered from bed-wetting. • Nits – some of the children from the poorer parts of the cities evacuated their head-lice with them. • Dirt – some children were not used to regular baths. One pair of evacuees screamed the house down when they were stripped in the bathroom … they thought they were going to be drowned! • Clothing – poor city children were often ‘Plastered up’ for the winter. That is, they had brown paper or