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Depression, War and Recovery; Britain 1931-1951

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The remarkable story of Britain from pre-war to post-war

What you'll learn:
  • Appreciate the key social, political and economic changes that made modern Britain
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of the depression on British people in the 1930's
  • Explore the role of key individuals in shaping Britain in this period including Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and Clement Atlee
  • Understand the reasons for Britain's policy of appeasement and why they eventually declared war on Germany
  • Analyse sources from the time period and use them to investigate further
  • Understand the impact of WW2 on the British people
  • Develop an understanding of how government measures like evacuation and rationing changed Britain
  • Discover how Britain was transformed in 1945
  • Learn about the birth of the NHS

This course leads you on a unique learning journey through some of the most eventful years in Britain's entire history. From the hunger strikes of the 1930's to the Blitz of the 1940's to the establishment of the welfare state by the 1950's, this course covers it all.

Each video lecture contains a detailed analysis of each event within its historical context - this is not just a regurgitation of well known facts. The course explores some lesser known incidents in depth such as the Jarrow Crusade or the post war Nationalisation of major industry. Through quizzes and other suggested activities, there is also the opportunity to assess your own learning as you go. The course will take between 2 and 3 hours to complete in its entirety.

I'm passionate about this period of History being British myself and I know that I bring that enthusiasm for this incredibly interesting period into each section of the course. I look forward to welcoming you as a new student!

Taught by

Thomas Rogers


4.6 rating at Udemy based on 132 ratings

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