A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940
Mrs Suter brushes her daughter Doris's hair as she gets ready for school in the living room of the family home at 44 Edgeworth Road, Eltham, in the summer of 1940. Doris had actually been born in this room.
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.