When the Games Came to London in 1948
NPR stories about Austerity Olympics
A more involved read is Janie Hampton's The Austerity Olympics, about the 1948 London Games, which took place at a time when the city was still clearing the rubble of World War II and living on ration cards.
"[They were] the games that came after the austerity. Now, some [joker] might say that this time around it's the austerity that comes after the games," Grozier quips. Back in 1948, however, the London Games helped send the message that London was back.
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