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.
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.
Pet that helped save more than 100 lives to be celebrated
Second World War rescue dog Rip, pictured here with his handler, is currently (Aug 2014) being celebrated as part of a project to remember little-known heroic figures throughout history. Rip, searched for people buried in the rubble after bombing raids during the London Blitz. He was originally found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an air raid warden, and was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.
Towards the end of the Second World War families were housed in tiny prefabricated homes and told they'd be there for only a couple of years. I took this photo of the last remaining Nissen huts in Bridge Road in Stratford in June 1969 - Steve Lewis
rcast || Impact of WWII on BRITAIN .. this picture shows how people weren't allowed to talk about the war.it has a man half dressed as a German war general and half dressed as as a normal civilian quoting "you never know." This shows just how tight security was to ensure that nobody mentions,or gives away information, about the war. It is saying that normal people even friends could be actually German spies and could overhear information if one was discussing it. ..//FEB16