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Post War Liverpool

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Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post

The difference between the soldier coming home from the First War and the soldier returning from the Second World War, was that there was no material damage to the city during the first.

Soldiers returning from the Second World War however, came back to a city that was almost unrecognisable to them. It was therefore evident to all that the road to recovery for the City of Liverpool would be a long one, it was only from the 50' onwards that things really started to improve, in fact rationing was still in effect up until 1954, by then there was a glimmer of hope as new homes were built and life in the terraced houses began to improve. Gas lights were still in use in many homes during the 1950's but were being phased out as electricity was supplied to each home and household gadgets slowly followed making life easier all round.


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