Annies Life in World War Two Mary Helen Gill

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Published: December 29th 2013

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Annies Life in World War Two  by  Mary Helen Gill

Annies Life in World War Two by Mary Helen Gill
December 29th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 92 pages | ISBN: | 6.41 Mb

During World War2- In the old days, children were encouraged to leave school at fourteen years of age and work in essential factories that produced much needed war implements and clothing. Annie Reid is the main character, in this story, that begins,MoreDuring World War2- In the old days, children were encouraged to leave school at fourteen years of age and work in essential factories that produced much needed war implements and clothing.

Annie Reid is the main character, in this story, that begins, with a life, threatening event. She is 10 years old when her father brings her back from her evacuation home and afterwards allows her to live with an aunt and family in the outskirts of Glasgow- presumably- for her safety, but she comes to realize later, that it was not much safer there, than living with her father in the center of Glasgow.There is no escaping the Blitzes, and she escapes death or serious injury on more than one occasion.

Her aunt organizes a job for her, when she turns fourteen, and she puts her to work in an Oilskin Factory, which affects her health and she eventually is hospitalized. During the time that she works in the factory-when forced to take a different route, home one day, she slips on some loose rubble, while trying to investigate a supposed unexploded bomb, and finds herself trapped there for a few hours.

Home guard soldiers try to find a way to bring her up safely without causing the bomb to explode. She is eventually- rescued when the bomb squad arrives.Annie goes for a much-needed holiday with her sister and two children, and there meets her first boyfriend.-Wounded soldiers begin to return home to thankful families who are so grateful to see them alive, and they are confronted at the cottage by a soldier who walks in on them whilst they are asleep in their holiday cottage.

He claims to have right to be there because he is the owner of the cottage, but did not know it had been rented out. Before long, ex prisoners of war will be coming home also, but that does not come about until after the successful invasion of Germany, and later, after the drop of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima - resulting in the Japanese Leaders signing a peace treaty and the final end to the World war Two.The soldiers, in Annie’s family who eventually were able to return home, were never the same again.

Horrid gruesome films were, shown in cinemas about the Nazi concentration camps that were unearthed, and of all the dead bodies that were there, piled up in heaps. Pictures -of which unfortunately could not be included in this book. British soldiers were, stationed in Germany after the Occupation, and they had to assist in the clearing up of the many concentration camps, which were horrific. The very strict Rationing book process seemed to go on for years.

People grew so used to economizing with everything that when the rationing finally ended they found it difficult to change.It was considered a waste for instance to butter both sides of bread, or rolls instead of just one. A small amount of mincemeat would-be cooked up with mixed vegetables one day and the next day the left over’s would-be made up into a mince pie. A Beef joint of meat was made to last a few days, and served up in different ways on each consecutive day. People grew tired of eating tins of bully beef, and packets of dried eggs, that had to be, made into omelets.

When the war eventually ended, there was great- celebrations all round, but for those who had suffered losses of both homes and families there was no real respite.



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