Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dec

23

1942

Life in tired, drab, shabby Britain

Troops check up on their pigs, being fattened up for Christmas, Eastern Command, 9 December 1942.

More people were getting higher wages than they had ever had before, but there was little of any real value you could buy for it. Everyone had work, but it was high-pressure work that went on in endless drudgery, nine, ten or twelve hours a day, six days a week, with fire-watching and other wartime duties on top of it