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In Pictures: Post-war Britain

After World War II, Britain lay in ruins. Soldiers returned home to find squalor and devastation. The next few years would be times of great adjustment and change


HOMECOMING Hector Murdoch’s wife and young son run to him as he returns from the war. His London home was destroyed, and like many others, his family was relocated to a prefabricated estate.


As Brits returned from war, the demobilisation process began


Men leave a demobilisation centre in Lancashire, having officially been signed off from active duty in June 1945. Some are so keen to get out of uniform that they’ve put on their civilian clothes already; others carry them in sacks.

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