A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940
Mr Suter, briefcase and overcoat in hand, climbs aboard the tram that will take him to work, summer 1940. The tram calls at New Cross, Lewisham, Lee, Westhorne Avenue (Eltham) and Woolwich. Mr Suter is travelling to Woolwich.
Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.