On English morale, post-WWII

Letter on English morale - PicPost mar 1947

The above letter was printed in a magazine called Picture Post, dated March, 1947 which is part of my collection of old magazines and ephemera. In 1947 England was still trying to recover from the recent devastating War, and conditions were somewhat bleak.

I post it because it seems from what I read and hear that people are demoralized in England now — unless, like many Americans, they are so anesthetized by ‘entertainment’ and various forms of bread-and-circuses. I do get the sense that England or Britain if you want to be ‘inclusive’ is enervated and exhausted. So the post-war conditions seem to be a foreshadowing of what was to come — if only the people of Britain had known it. And it was about to start happening soon after this letter was published. Wasn’t it in 1948 that the Windrush arrived in Britain, the first wave of the ‘Camp of the Saints’ onslaught that would gradually develop all over Europe?

From the link in the previous paragraph:

When the ship arrived at Tilbury docks from Jamaica in June 1948, carrying 417 Black immigrants, it represented more than just a turning point in the history of those ancient isles. In some respects it signalled the beginning of mass, organized non-White immigration into northwest Europe.”

If only the Mr. Dillon who wrote the letter which began this post had any inkling of what was about to happen, and of the ‘hard days to come’ for England…

 

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