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Keeping with the momentum of a gripping Olympic summer, it was fascinating to listen to Clare Balding recount the last time London held the Olympics, just after WWII. Incorporating a soundtrack from the time and speaking with veterans of the 2nd London Games, this is a thoroughly entertaining and informative perspective on life after the war and in particular London's second Olympic event.
Bring your own towel.
Food in short supply.
Billeted in old schools and air bases.
Bomb damage all around.
Oh and a visit to Buckingham Palace to meet the King.
Welcome to the 1948 London Olympics.
Great archive interviews and speeches, and veteran Olympians wistfully recounting their experiences are all woven into a fascinating narrative held together by Clare Balding. And the Games made a profit.
Well worth a listen.