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My husband and I have been watching the house shows (Manor House, Frontier House, etc.) in historical chronological order. This is obviously the last that we watched, and though this is an extremely hard thing for me to say since they're all so interesting, it is the best. I'm sure some will disagree. However, the major difference we have seen that has endeared this particular series to our hearts is the startling difference in attitude of the family involved.
Sure, the family becomes cranky and upset from time to time (mostly because of hunger and a shortage of cigarettes) but their mindset from the beginning is clear - we here to reenact war.Read more ›
While the concept of the House series is fascinating I've often been disappointed in the people chosen to participate in the various programs. It's almost as if they deliberately choose people that they know will complain, cheat and fail as opposed to someone who would be deeply committed to making it work. I was not disappointed in the Hymers. This family was fascinating to watch as their relationships altered from their year 2000 existence to that of the early 1940's . Daughter Kristie finds previously unknown strength and self-confidence, Mom Lyn discovers an even deeper respect for her parent's generation and what they endured, the boys Ben and Thomas draw closer to each other as they live a simpler if more challenging lifestyle. They were not perfect and understandably they complained occasionally but, overall, they persevered with great humor and love.
This was a very endearing look at the way an incredible generation endured hardship. It will warm your heart.
Like most people, I tend to have a far easier time picturing events that happened during my lifetime as real than those that came before so, while WWII was very much a part of the lives of my parents and granparents, to me it's always been grainy footage of a distant past. Thanks to this series, I now have a much more vivid picture of the experiences of the homefront during a time when nothing less than the survival of western civilization was at stake. Watching this very likeable, brave, and often funny family deal with the trials and tribulations of life in London during the war has given me a whole new perspective and I give this DVD my highest possible recommendation.
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This is such a splendid program, it offers so much perspective on the homefront World War II wartime experience and utilizes interviews of some members of the "greatest... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Caitlin
They really did a fantastic job with this, I have watched it over and over and never get tired of it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by A. J. Hughes
Have watched this and many others like it 100 times. It's a wonderful insight into Britain on the Homefront featuring rationing, Anderson shelters, air raids, and the hardship of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Evie Kildea
I have loved this series. You learn so much history about everyday life during the 1940's. And it is entertaining to watch modern people live in a different world.Published 19 months ago by GM
I absolutely adore these kinds of reality shows where real people are put into situations and accomodations as they would be in a certain bygone era. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by Susan Shepherd
This video took me to a home during WW II in England. It was a well produced reality show and I've passed the video along to others who have enjoyed it as well. Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by jeane c.
Its very interesting to see exactly what my parents went though during those dark days.Now I see where some of my parents habbits and ideas came from. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by christopher durtnall