Mr Bunting Goes to War

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Mr Bunting at War sheds a light on the wartime experiences of the quiet ‘everyman’ and his family on the British Home Front, during the Battle of Britain and beyond.

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George Bunting, businessman, husband and father, lives aquiet life at home in Laburnam Villa in Essex, reading aboutthe progress of the war in his trusty Siren newspaper andheading to work every day at same the warehouse wherehe has been employed for his entire adult life. Viewedwith an air of slight amusement by his three children, MrBunting’s war eff orts comprise mainly of digging for victoryand reluctantly erecting a dugout in the garden. But as theSecond World War continues into the summer of 1940, theBatt le of Britain rages in the skies and the bombs begin toreign down on London, this bumbling ‘everyman’ is forcedto confront the true realities of the confl ict. He does so witha remarkable stoicism, imbuing him with a quiet dignity.This reprint of a 1941 classic includes an introduction fromIWM putt ing the work in historical context and shedding alight on the wartime experiences of the quiet ‘everyman’ andhis family on the British Home Front: He was not brilliant, norheroic, but there was one thing he could do – endure. Hecould stick it out right to the end. It was the one thing he wasgood at, and it happened to be almost his sole duty.

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Weight 0.212 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.7 × 2.1 cm
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Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

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General – Trade / Code: K