THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940: WRECKED GERMAN AIRCRAFT
The wreckage of a German Messerschmitt Bf 110 of II/ZG 2 in the grounds of Aldro School in Eastbourne, 16 August 1940. It was shot down during raids by KG 55 on airfields at Heathrow, Heston and Feltham. The pilot, Hauptmann Ernst Hollekamp, and his radio operator, Feldwebel Richard Schurk, were both killed.
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.
American troops and locals at the Dove Inn, Burton Bradstock, in Dorset, 1944.
In 1942, the first of over 1.5 million American servicemen arrived on British shores in preparation for the Allied offensives against Germany during the Second World War. That year, the United States' War Department published Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain to help soldiers, sailors and airmen – many of whom had never travelled abroad before – adjust to life in a new country.