Recently, I came across a book called "Wartime Farm" and its based on a BBC TV series of same name where 3 people reenact what life in a WWII British farm would have been like. I like it because it has my favorite kind of information, real-world lessons of actual historic events.
It is interesting becuase it does end up explaining a lot of how people both in the country and in the city got by during war time with rationing, constant bombing threat and how they learned to get by in general with very little.
There's plenty of nice tips and ideas to pick both in the book and TV series.
This is the video review that I did of the book:The book is available on Amazon: Wartime Farm
This is the first full Episode of Wartime Farm on youtube.
MUCH better than watching the usual reality TV junk. I've watched several episodes of Wartime Farm, they are well made, fun and full of good info.