This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century, Volume 3, 1939-1959 (Unabridged)


Written By: Christopher Lee

Written By: Anna Massey and Robert Powell

Length:3 hours and 5 min.

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Audiobook Summary:This audiobook continues the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series of the story of Britain, from the start of the 20th century to the present day. Christopher Lee's history of Britain, This Sceptred Isle , provided the definitive radio account of the nation form the arrival of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria. This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century continues the story, taking us through decades of whirlwind change and technological advancement in a diverse and colourful country on the brink of a new millennium. Volume 3, covering the years 1939-1959, takes a global perspective. Following the horrors of the Second World War, culminating in the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, a great blossoming of popular culture began with such icons as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and the Mini.