During the tumultuous years of World War II, what occupied the minds of millions were the necessities of life: food, freedom and survival. Faced with the introduction of rationing and clothing shortages, fashion you’d think wouldn’t have been high on the agenda. Yet as individuals struggled to maintain personal dignity, the story of how civilians dressed themselves in the face of adversity, and the impact of war on clothing design, has rarely been told with as much authority and fascinating detail as it is by our first guest. Canadian fashion historian and author Jonathan Walford believes that during the Second World War wherever hope existed so did fashion.
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"Yale University’s Timothy Snyder discusses the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes, and looks at how both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain after World War II, leaving the history of mass killings there in darkness. In Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, he looks at what happened under totalitarianism, when Stalin killed millions of his own citizens and Hitler murdered six million Jews, as well as nearly as many other Europeans."
This is the best book I’ve read on WWII in years, from a reading habit of nearly 100 books. It’s a side of the war only glimpse.