All Pre-war Writers Were Toffs ‘Ay up, Ethel, A’ve done m’ ten-hour shift down t’pit. It were right ‘ot today. What does’t thy think A should do after ma bath and supper? Write an article for old Lord Alfie Northcliffe of t’Times or start a new best-selling novel for thy uncle Sir James the Knightsbridge …
Pre-war in the context of this blog will mean before The Second World War 1939-1945 unless otherwise stated.
I know that some countries have other dates for that war, but Europe uses those dates and I am European, despite Brexit. If we use the phrase pre-war in any other context on this site, we will explain what we mean by it precisely.