Home Front Collectables

In all the areas of Second World War militaria, why collect British Home Front? Some view it as less appealing than more gung-ho military collectables, such as small arms or special forces items - but that, in the eyes of Home Front collectors, is rather short-sighted says Austin J Ruddy.


The ordinary, and many not so ordinary, varied objects from the Home Front portray and exude the highs and lows of the British people during six long years of war - from the deprivations of rationing and the bombing of the Blitz to the cheery songs and elegant fashions. And, after more than 30 years’ collecting, I’m still finding fascinating new items and enhancing my understanding of what many of us consider the most important period in Britain’s history.

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