The six years of the Second World War were momentous ones for the entire world. It is no exaggeration to say that as bombs rained down on London the fate of millions of people and the way of life of generations to come hung in the balance. For a while Britain and her empire stood alone. Peter Weston, a Cockney through and through, was a boy growing up in London during those critical and uncertain times. In these reminiscences he takes us back to rationing and air raids, dance bands and doodlebugs, and he recalls some of the songs and personalities that helped to keep the country smiling.