I was wondering if anyone has watched this BBC special. I'm not if you can find it on Netflix but it's on youtube and made by the BBC. It basically talks about what it was like living in England during WW2 and the sacrifices the population made. I was surprised by how much people were forced to do by the government. If you were a farmer, then you were rated A,B or C. If you received a C rating then often the government would take your farm away for the good of the country. In order to receive a higher rating, you had to grow suggested crops Any pigs you raised had to be given to the government to be butchered. You were not allowed to make cheese from milk from your own cows because there was a milk shortage. Even pigions were taken from their owners to be put to work for the war effort.
Many people were given jobs to do. Some were jailed for refusing to work in coal mines. Women and children were sent to the country and you had no choice but to take them in. Not saying I wouldn't want to take people in but I can't imagine not having the choice on who you take in or how many you take in.
Anyways, it's an interesting series on what people will be made to do for the good of the country. It makes me wonder if we ever went through a major financial or ecological disaster, what we would be told needs to be done and how many people would listen to the governments demands. I was curious if any Brits had anything to add about this period and if you might have also seen the special.