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Lucy Worsley...blitz Spirit
On BBC 2 now...
Lucy Worsley explores the lives of six real people who lived, worked and volunteered during the Blitz, highlighting the government’s reliance on ordinary people.
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we are at Sep 1940 - my mother was in the East End (Mile End Hospital) part of EMS - oops emergency medical service, which turned i.nto the NHS....
and took the more conventional view of... London can take it. By that time blast injuries rather than being torn limb from limb or burnt - wer ethe problem. And Lucy W has brushed on the East End being the main target - it was known that the buildings ( houses) were so badly built it didnt take much to blow the whole street up. ( a bomb from the Hun went much further ( more bang for your Reichsmark) in the east end
It was just after these events that it was decided that whenever a programme was made on any given subject it would have to have a name in the title or nobody would watch.
For example, Sri Lanka would be just another lump of rock without Alexander Armstrong to spraff at great length about this and that.
Britain and Germany managed to maintain food consumption per capita at about 3,000 calories throughout the war. In Japan consumption fell from a norm of 2,000 calories per capita before Pearl Harbor to 1,900 calories in 1944, plummeting to 1,680 calories by the war's end
starvation diet is around 800 - which is what that the concentration camp inmates got. POW's got more - I cant believe 2500