This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century continues the story, taking us through decades of whirlwind change and technological advancement in a diverse and colourful country on the brink of a new millennium. Volume 3, covering the years 1939-1959, takes a global perspective. Following the horrors of the Second World War, culminating in the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, a great blossoming of popular culture began with such icons as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and the Mini.
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"The Twentieth Century 1939-1959"
Having listened to the previous 2 instalments to the 20th Century series, this was interesting, especially the rise and fall and rise again of Churchill, Britain's foreign policy amid a crumbling empire and post war Britain. I hope the next instalment is as good!
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