Life in the forties

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Free Time in the Forties

In a recent post, A Trip To The Pictures, we looked at the popularity of picture houses in the 1940’s. But what ...
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The Birth of the NHS (1948)

The NHS: A Look Back at Britain’s Historic Healthcare System (1948-Present) On July 5th, 1948, the National Health Service (NHS) opened its ...
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1940s Radio

The crackling sounds of 1940s radio weren’t just entertainment for Britons huddled around their wireless sets during the tumultuous 1940s. The BBC ...
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The 1940s: A Decade of Groundbreaking Inventions

10 Key Inventions of the 1940s The 1940s were a decade defined not just by the immense challenges of World War II, ...
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Toys of the 1940s

In the late 1930s, the shadow of war loomed large, and this shift was reflected in 1940s toys. Military themes dominated boys’ ...
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