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OUR UNINVITED GUESTS

Synopsis

During the Second World War, thousands of houses were requisitioned to provide accommodation for the armed forces, vulnerable children, the sick and the elderly, who needed to be housed safely beyond the reach of Hitler’s Luftwaffe. Julie Summers gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in some of Britain’s greatest country houses that were occupied by people who would otherwise never have set foot in such opulent surroundings.