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January 21, 2013

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tolkein

But we didn't need rationing, just like nationalisation squandered much needed capital and put the state in charge of important industries. Look how well that turned out!

Richard Powell

This certainly goes some way to explaining why there's so little nostalgia for the late 40s. Very hard to see why this was made, or to know who the intended audience might have been. If it was intended as documentary, everyone in the UK would have known this is what life was like. Pathe presumably wouldn't have wanted to export the vision of drabness. There's no narrative, if you discount the unexplained transition from giant pram to pushchair and the simultaneous change in Mrs Cannon's attire, which adds an air of mystery at odds with the prevailing tone.

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