The diary of Betty Armitage, a theatrical dresser and seamstress who retired to Norfolk just before WWII.
It looks at the events of the war - the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, privation and survival and the American forces "invasion" from a country perspective.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 260 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Thorogood
- Publication Date: 05/07/2002
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781854182210
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Review by miss_read
A fascinating account of an ordinary woman's daily life in rural Norfolk during World War II. The only thing that lets it down is the editor's commentary - while it does help to put Betty's life in context in terms of the War, it isn't well-written and I found it distracting. But Betty's diary itself is wonderful.
Review by etxgardener
I have an obsession with tales of the British homefront during World War II, and this diary of a 60-year-old British woman living in Norfolk is wonderful. It is evidence of all the pluck and hard work demonstrated by the British people during the war.