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Now the War is Over


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A series of films about Britain from 1945 to 1951. Schooldays
There were 50 of us in one big room - all ages up to 14 - with just the one teacher
(BILL DAVIS, miner)
In 1945 the only chance of free schooling is at the local elementary. With the war over there are plans to give more children more opportunities: free secondary schooling, smaller classes, new buildings and better teachers.
Many families are proud to see their children given a chance to get on. But not all teachers are happy with the new secondary schools. Film editor ROBERT BROWN Producer MAGGIE BROOKES Executive producer
(An exhibition based on the series can be seen at the Museum of London in the Barbican until January.) Book, £10.95 from booksellers


Editor: Robert Brown
Producer: Maggie Brookes
Unknown: Angela Holdsworth

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