Poppy’s with Honour is about an originally wealthy family living from 1762 – 1960, who are ancestors to the Author. There are ten individuals with their own chapters, achievements and struggles as they project their own way though their social, economic, and political times. Included is the history of an Astronomer who had the courage to pursue her goal regardless of her female gender. Others demonstrate births, deaths, ignorance of diseases. High mortality rates, invention of baby ` Murder bottles`. Limited medical knowledge. Lives shown through the changes during the Industrial revolution. The First World War, introduction of Gas Masks, and new vicious weapons used. Medals won. Men lost. The fun twenties. The Depression, the Means test. The effects on many during the Second world War. Home Front, Air-raid Shelters, Civil Defence, Nurses work , Dunkirk, D. Day. Penicillin introduction, the first Blood Transfusion Donations. Aftermath of the Wars. Rehabilitation in the 1950`s and the effect on the Author as she lives her way through her childhood with her Mum struggling as a single parent. This is a book about the true lives in the history of how life was. With its prompts of interesting information you will read as you travel through the book. I hope you enjoy the journey.