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London 1945: Life in the Debris of War

1945 London was a drab and exhausted city, beginning the long haul back to recovery after the ravages of war. As the memory of the victory celebrations faded, all that remained were hardships and the problems of post-war adjustment. London’s people eagerly embraced plans for a modern metropolis and an end to poverty. They voted overwhelmingly for a Labour government and the new, social order that was seen as a reward for all they had endured.

London 1945: Life in the debris of war draws on a rich array of primary sources to let the people of London tell their own story.

Maureen Waller is the author of 1700: Scenes from London Life
and Ungrateful Daughters: The Stuart Princesses who Stole their Father’s Crown.

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Date and Time:

4 May 2004 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The British Library
96 Euston Road
+44 20 74 12 72 22

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