Fighting Fit

Fighting Fit

The Wartime Battle for Britain's Health

Hardback300pp Illustrated232x153mm

9781474601979     Product Code: 225537


At the beginning of the Second World War experts feared that rationing, a shortage of medical resources, the spread of disease via evacuation and air-raid shelters, and the psychological impact of bombardment would wreck the nation's health. This account tells how, through a combination of planning and improvization, medical staff, scientists, Boy Scouts and tea ladies ensured that Britain ended the war in better health than ever before, and paved the way for the NHS and the welfare state.

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