Britain 1940 – The Decisive year on the Home Front written by Anton Rippon and published by Pen and Sword Books.

This book looks at the first full year of WW2, where the war had been bought to the British home front. Now this is probably the busiest time of the war for the home front as you’ve got the Battle of Britain and the Blitz in London, I time where London suffered a lot. The book is about both sides of the war in that it covers the home front and the war front, it’s very well written and there is a balance in the book and not one side of the war dominates. The book is more or less a chronicle look through the year and has some very interesting little snippets of information. It’s an all-encompassing general book and is totally about one thing and I would class as a general book about the war that year. If you were looking for a more in-depth look or detail, you would be better off with another Pen and Sword book. It was a very good read and I could actually see a book being done for each year of the war.

By Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.