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The war is over; rationing goes on

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The war is over; rationing goes on Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2009
Barry Dackombe shows how Hazel's diaries recorded the continuing shortages of a post-war world.

Education in a post-war country

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Education in a post-war country Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Feb 2009
The changes in state education after the war opened up new opportunities - and Hazel was keen to take them.

Men and women in peacetime

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Men and women in peacetime Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2009
The war had changed social mores - but did the peace mean a return to the old way of doing things?

1963 and 2009 - Repetition or Deviation?

1963 and 2009 - Repetition or Deviation? Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Feb 2009
Whilst there may be similarities, Stuart Mitchell cautions against drawing too many parallels between 1963 and 2009

A reader's guide to 26a

A reader's guide to 26a Creative commons image Swissdave under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jan 2009
In Neasden, two girls share a loft, apparently alike - but not once you read more closely.

Crunch culture

Crunch culture Creative commons image by Mark Hinds, some rights reserved under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Dec 2008
Jason Toynbee sugests that when times are hard we can expect to see more about real life - and less reality TV - on our screens.

A reader's guide to Half Of A Yellow Sun

A reader's guide to Half Of A Yellow Sun Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2008
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie takes us to the 1967 Nigeria-Biafra war, for a book that can sometimes be a difficult read.

World War One: A Timewatch podcast

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World War One: A Timewatch podcast Copyrighted image Copyright: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Oct 2008
Does the end make a good starting point for understanding the First World War?

A reader's guide to On Chesil Beach

A reader's guide to On Chesil Beach Creative commons image pixelthing under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Oct 2008
A couple take their first steps towards intimacy against the sound of the surf crashing on the Dorset coast. It's not as romantic as it sounds...

High Street History: Post-war buildings

High Street History: Post-war buildings Creative commons image TenThirtyNine under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Sep 2008
Unloved by many, the concrete and glass of the post-war era is finding its place on the High Street.