In this exclusive video, Andrew Marr takes a look at life in England and Wales in 1939, from rationing to blackout to conscription, and how it was all made possible by the 1939 Register.

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Andrew Marr takes a look at life in 1939, from rationing to blackout to conscription, and how it was all made possible by the 1939 Register

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