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The 1940s house [videorecording] / a co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Wall to Wall for Channel 4 and PBS in association with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Other Title:
Nineteen forties house [videorecording]
Publication:
[United States] : PBS Home Video, 2004.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Historical reenactments -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Bombardment, 1944-1945.
Form/Genre:
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
Closed-captioned.
System Details:
DVD; Dolby surround stereo.
Summary:
One modern family takes on the challenge of domestic life on Britain's home front in 1940s house, a re-creation of a World War II household. This time-travel experiment covers the period from the outbreak of war in 1939 to Victory Day in 1945, compressing the events of six wartime years into two months. Though the military threat is metaphorical, the privations are real and the pressures create tensions nonexistent in modern society.
Contents:
17 Braemar Gardens
The Hymer family arrives
The Anderson shelter
Blackout
Rationing begins
Danger during blackouts
Points rationing
Shortages hit where it hurts
Women's volunteer service
Changing relationships
Kirsty's contributions
An important guest
America raises morale
Holidays at Home program
Kirsty works for the war effort
Air raids and sleep deprivation
Things get worse
Nearing the end
Peter the prefect.
Participant:
Narrator, Geoffrey Palmer.
Credits:
Director, Caroline Ross Pirie.
Notes:
Originally released as a documentary television mini-series in 2000.
Contributor:
Pirie, Caroline Ross. , Director
Palmer, Geoffrey, 1927- , Narrator
Wall to Wall Television. , Producer
Channel Four (Great Britain) , Producer
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) , Producer
PBS Home Video. , Distributor
ISBN:
0793695147
9780793695140
OCLC:
56099333
Publisher Number:
841887000154
NFOH601 PBS Home Video
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