In 1939, the British public were far more receptive to refugees but less supportive of the option of euthanasia for people with incurable disease, compared with today.

A YouGov survey has shown that the public now support giving those suffering from incurable diseases the option of a voluntary death 17 per cent more, compared with questions asked by the British Institute of Public Opinion in 1939.

However, the public are now 26 per cent less likely to support refugees coming to Great Britain.

The public still prefer communism to fascism, if pushed to choose between the two.

The most desirable place to live, if money were no object, has changed from a city by the seaside, to countryside locations by the shore.

Watch a BFI restoration of video footage of London in 1927, compared with 2013, below:

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