|About the Book|
Children of War: The Second World War Through the Eyes of a Generation, by susan Goodman. A.Susan Goodman realized that the generation of British children who survived WWII were fast dwindling. No one had told the story of that generation of children, how they survived the war, what it was like. So she set about collecting memories of aging adults as to what the war was like for them as children. This is a marvelous book full of memories: the constant bombings over the coastal towns of England and over London during the early part of the war, the “blitz, Germany’s last gasp at quelling the hopes of the allies, staying for hours in bomb shelters,seeing homes and buildings and people destroyed by bombs, rationing, victory gardens, children being evacuated to the country, the experiences, both good and bad that they had, the things that have shaped their lives since the war, like thriftiness. It’s really a very good book. My only problem was the Anne Dover, the narrator, spoke far too slowly. I could have done with it a good bit faster. But it’s well worth reading.