THE BRITISH DECLARATION OF WAR ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1939
A newspaper seller on the corner of Horseguards Avenue and Victoria Embankment in central London on 3 September 1939. The News Of The World placard announces "War Declared (Official)". Note the white markings on the nearby tree to aid motorists during the blackout.
This unpleasant-looking character is called the Squander Bug, and it was created during the Second World War by artist Phillip Boydell, an employee of the National Savings Committee. The cartoon bug appeared in press adverts and poster campaigns as a menace who encouraged shoppers to waste money rather than buy war savings certificates.