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A Civil Society

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Charles Wheeler presents five personal interpretations of what the end of the Second World War meant to people in Britain and across the world. In A Civil Society - the transition to a civic society but with new restrictions. The Labour party wins 1945 Election. Post-war Britain and promises: there is the Beveridge plan and the creation of the NHS, rationing is tightened and the black market prospers, housing and prefabs, squatters. Then there was the German experience: we may have been hungry but much of Europe was starving.

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42 minutes

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Thu 12 May 2005 09:00
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