Quirky photos from Britain's past... Bananas were a crowd puller: A scene from Bethnal Green, east London in 1946. Smiling women queuing for the much awaited bananas which have been scarce since the beginning of the Second World War.
An Italian newspaper shows German planes swooping over the Thames during the Blitz. The river area was heavily targeted by bombers in the Second World War, with the Docklands hit by over 2,500 bombs. It took until the 1960s for the damage to be repaired.
Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91
Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91. Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.