Monday, July 30, 2012

Two cartoons about Britain after the war.

Here are two cartoons from 1948 featuring Charley, archetypal British post-war chap, adjusting to his new world.

The first deals with town planning. "Charley in New Town" addresses the post-war desire to rethink the city.  Of course, in America, this was the period of massive suburbanization.

Here's the video:

Next is "Charley's March of Time" about the British post-war national insurance plans.

Both are very interesting and amusing and worth taking a look.

And I will add this interesting video about the English town: 

This last video comes from this rather fascinating collection of videos from the British Council Film Collection, which can be found here: