Best EverBeing an elderly group this proved to be the best ever for us. It provoked many variable memories from unexpected sources. The documentary was excellent and greatly appreciated by us allLibrary Member
Home Front Memories
Suitable for: Book Clubs
Sponsored by: Masonic Charitable Foundation
A chance of re-kindle memories, in particular what it was like for young people living in wartime Britain and the activities of men and women supporting the war effort on the home front.
Listen to an audio clip
The Home Guard was largely made up of men past the age of conscription, but also younger men who were not able to join the armed forces for some reason. Some, like me, were in Reserved Occupations, which were jobs the Government felt were too vital to pass on to unskilled men.
It was our job to defend Great Britain should the unthinkable happen: our country being invaded by an enemy army. We also had to be on the look-out for spies or anything else that didn't look quite right. You may remember the poster that said "careless talk costs lives" and we took this very seriously. You never knew who might be listening or what they might be able to do with a snippet of information they overheard.
Another part of our job was to keep a close watch when German planes were flying over our area.
- 10 copies of two or three raised tactile images.
- Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
- An A4 large print colour image pack, containing 10 copies of each topic.
- Guidance Notes, for Book Club leaders, to help you make the most of using this book.
- An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.
Really got residents talkingFor our residents ages, this was perfect. They loved it! It really got the residents talking and sharing memories. We did activities around music, song, reminiscing, photographs and old packs of WWII memories.Library Member
Excellent !Our registered blind residents found the audio and templates very descriptive. This prompted some food tasting (Corned Beef and Spam) and weighing out ration portions. The book was very relevant to the timing of D-Day.Library Member
Loved this bookThe residents had a lovely time with this activity. We really enjoyed reminiscing and thinking about their memories from this time. We enjoyed sharing stories and even joined in singing some old songs.Philia Lodge Residential Home