A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940
Alan and Doris Suter set off, hand-in-hand, for school from their home in Edgeworth Road, Eltham. They attend Ealdham Square School which is very close to their home. Doris smiles for the camera as she looks back over her shoulder, and both children carry their gas masks. This photograph was taken in the summer of 1940.
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.