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"The Crown" - help, British folks---the FOG ????


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(this tv-series is an instant classic, so i hope no one minds discussing it on the CLASSICS website)

First season----THE KILLER FOG hits London, and no one knows what to do, or even has the WILL to change things re: coal pollution in London..

A sentimental story-line shows one of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's secretaries getting killed in a fog-caused accident.

BUT-----isn't it true that the REAL outrage that forced the government to clean London air was a prize COW dying at an agricultural show in the City, simply from breathing London air?

(that's what we tourists were told!)

 

thanks, if you know!

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Apparently, several prize cows died at the Smithfield show at Earl's Court. But I have a feeling that the deaths of 4,000 people became a priority. 

By the way, the Churchill secretary in "The Crown" (played by Kate Phillips) was fictional.

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2012/dec/05/60-years-great-smog-london-in-pictures

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