Olympic Games, London 1948
There had been a twelve year gap in Olympic competition since the Berlin Games in 1936. The 1940 games were scheduled for Tokyo and then Helsinki. The 1944 Games had been provisionally planned for London.
The Games in 1948 were known as the "Austerity Games" because of the country was still recovering from the war, economically and socially and rationing was still in place for many goods.