Newstalgia Reference Room - What Post War Europe Sounded Like On July 8, 1945

(the slow task of picking up the pieces)

On this day, July 8, 1945 Europe was two months into peace. Although there was still a war going on in the Pacific, Europe was slowly starting the process of putting the pieces back together from a continent ravaged by war since 1939. As part of a weekly broadcast to American listeners, the BBC World Service ran a program called London Column dealing with events surrounding European recovery, the slow adjustment to life without war and how it was taking shape.

Sometimes putting the pieces of a puzzle back are more fascinating than the puzzle itself, and Post War Europe was in the midst of sweeping change, sixty-five years ago today.


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