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Explore 1930s Britain with new online resource

You can now find out more about what life was like in 1930s Britain by exploring a fascinating new resource on our Education website. Thirties Britain: The depressed decade? is a collection of 45 pivotal documents relating to the decade, with an introduction by historian, broadcaster and author, Juliet Gardiner.

Also included are links to contemporary Pathe film footage, additional documents from The National Archives on the abdication crisis, images from Dixon Scott and the University Kent Cartoon Archive, as well as teachers' notes to help with lesson plans. Some of the documents reveal what it was like to live on the dole or go to a holiday camp; others provide insight into the political decisions made to cope with unemployment, the fascist challenge, hunger marches and the Jarrow Crusade.

Go to Thirties Britain and find out more.

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