The Road To D-Day World

Wonderful writing, overwhelming subject. Portrait of England in 1944, on the eve of the Normandy Invasions by which WWII would be won or botched. “The British government allowed men to buy a new shirt every 20 months. The monthly cheese allowance stood at two ounces per citizen. Many children had never seen a lemon. More than 50,000 British civilians had died in German air raids since 1940” (8,100 words)

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