Hamilton at War: On the home front by Margaret HoughtonHamilton at War: On the home front by Margaret Houghton

Hamilton at War: On the home front

byMargaret Houghton

Paperback | April 20, 2005

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Something amazing happened in Hamilton during the years of the Second World War. That brief period of time from 1939 to 1945 saw the city and its people create something so special that it was unlike anything they had known before.

The entire population banded together to speed the road to victory:
• Factories converted to wartime manufacturing
• Women stepped out of the kitchen and onto the production line
• Children foraged for scrap
• Hundreds of soldiers marched down city streets
• Miss War Worker showed her patriotic form in a swimsuit
• Rationing tested the ingenuity of families
• Wartime housing mushroomed across the city
• Thousands of extra war workers streamed into the city
• Victory Gardens blossomed
• Old soldiers dusted off their military bearing and stood guard against saboteurs
• Patriotic young men and women lined up to enlist
• Everyone dug deep into their pockets to support the Canadian war effort

Never before and never since has Hamilton been so focussed on a single goal. They worked together to win the war on the home front and they succeeded beyond their wildest expectations.

Hamilton at War re-lives that exciting time with stories and photographs of the people and places that made the city such a vital example of the best that Canada had to offer.

Margaret Houghton is employed as the archivist in the Special Collections Department of the Hamilton Public Library. Born and educated in Hamilton, Margaret has been employed by the library since 1978. She is a past president of the Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society and, having served eight years as president, currently holds ...
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Title:Hamilton at War: On the home frontFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.25 × 7.4 × 0.5 inPublished:April 20, 2005Publisher:North Shore PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1896899293

ISBN - 13:9781896899299

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