📖[PDF] Post-War Childhood by Simon Webb | Perlego
Get access to over 650,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Post-War Childhood
Post-War Childhood
No longer available |Learn more
📖 Book - PDF

Post-War Childhood

Growing up in the not-so-friendly 'Baby Boomer' Years
Simon Webb
shareBook
Share book
pages
192 pages
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly) and PDF
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
No longer available |
Learn more
📖 Book - PDF

Post-War Childhood

Growing up in the not-so-friendly 'Baby Boomer' Years
Simon Webb
Book details
Table of contents

About This Book

Many British baby boomers are very nostalgic about a supposed golden age; a vanished world when children were generally freer, happier and healthier than they are now. They wandered about all day; only returning home at teatime when they were hungry. Nobody worried about health and safety or 'stranger danger' in those days and no serious harm ever befell children as a result. In Post-War Childhood, Simon Webb examines the facts and figures behind the myth of children's carefree lives in the post-war years, finding that such things as the freedom to roam the streets and fields came at a terrible price. In 1965, for example, despite there being far fewer cars in Britain, 45 times as many children were knocked down and killed on the roads as now die in this way each year. Simon Webb presents a 'warts and all' portrait of British childhood in the years following the end of the Second World War. He demonstrates that contrary to popular belief, it was by any measure a far more hazardous and less pleasant time to be a child, than is the case in the twenty-first century.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Pen and Sword
Year
2017
ISBN
9781473886032
Topic
History
Subtopic
British History

Table of contents