WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943
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The crowd looks on as film and stage actor Derek de Marnay (not pictured) auctions a very small, very green, banana as part of the festivities in Russell Square. According to the original caption, the piece of fruit fetched £5. Many of the children pictured here will not have seen a banana before, due to the scarcity of this fruit in wartime.