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WalterBright · 2020-03-19 · Original thread
Maybe most people would. But I've heard first hand accounts of how devastating it is to lose a war, and I'll go with that.

May I recommend "Savage Continent":

It was so terrible I abandoned reading it.

leoc · 2014-12-29 · Original thread
/Savage Continent/ is a popular-level book on the subject that came out recently and has been well-reviewed. (I've also read a bit of it, and it looks good.) The first episode of the BBC /History of Modern Britain/ series with Andrew Marr, "Advance Britannia", covers the UK in the 1945-1955 period, and it's very entertaining.

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