WAR COMES TO SCHOOL: LIFE AT PECKHAM CENTRAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943
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Irene Parsons and Edward Perkins bring their Christmas cards into school for the salvage collection, as their classmates and teacher look on. The box is on the floor at the front of the classroom. A table has a banner with the words 'salvage' and 'victory' intersecting at the 'V'. Posters around the room highlight the importance of the contribution to the war effort of people in the Colonies. According to the original caption, Irene's father is a tailor and the family home was bombed. Edward's father is a butcher and he has a brother in the army.