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November 21, 2023 49 mins

Today, we're joined by Mike Hutton, the author of "The Children of the 1940s." Hutton, an 85-year-old Englishman, shares his unique experiences of growing up during World War II in London. He paints a vivid picture of British life during the war, highlighting the extensive rationing, the Morrison table, and the class distinctions that shaped living conditions. His journey from the textile industry to becoming a social historian and author, inspired by the likes of Hemingway and Faulkner, is a testament to his passion for capturing the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

The discussion then pivots to post-war Britain, where Hutton provides insights into the nation's gradual recovery and the political changes that followed. He contrasts the resilience and adaptability of his generation with that of modern children, offering an intriguing perspective on how today's youth might cope with similar hardships. Join us for this journey into the past, as we explore the realities of wartime Britain and the indomitable spirit of its people.

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