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The inside of a London bus converted into a clubmobile for serving coffee and doughnuts.

The inside of a London bus converted into a clubmobile for serving coffee and doughnuts.

After tea, a group of Royal Engineers help Patience 'Boo' Brand fill up the washing up bowl with hot water from the water urn.

After tea, a group of Royal Engineers help Patience 'Boo' Brand fill up the washing up bowl with hot water from the water urn.

London underground during the war, 1941.

London underground during the war, 1941.

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American soldiers receive doughnuts from a Red Cross worker in the streets of Aachen, Germany in October,1944

American soldiers receive doughnuts from a Red Cross worker in the streets of Aachen, Germany in October,1944

London, 1929

London, 1929

Image detail for -... mobile canteen - London, World War II - by Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy

Image detail for -... mobile canteen - London, World War II - by Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy

Cheap and quick to build, the prefab houses were popular with both councils and residents, not least because they were the first buildings many had lived in to have an indoor toilet.  It may seem strange by today's standards but the prefabs quickly became synonymous with comfort and luxury. In fact, the war-time government was so proud of its new idea that it commissioned a prototype to appear at the Tate Gallery in London.

Absolutely prefabulous: residents of Britain's last prefab estate battle to save homes that were built to last only ten years

Cheap and quick to build, the prefab houses were popular with both councils and residents, not least because they were the first buildings many had lived in to have an indoor toilet. It may seem strange by today's standards but the prefabs quickly became synonymous with comfort and luxury. In fact, the war-time government was so proud of its new idea that it commissioned a prototype to appear at the Tate Gallery in London.

1943- U.S. soldiers get coffee and donuts from Red Cross girls just behind the front lines in Italy.

WWII U.S. Soldiers Get Coffee & Donuts from Red Cross Girls in Italy Press Photo

1943- U.S. soldiers get coffee and donuts from Red Cross girls just behind the front lines in Italy.

Youngest member of the Red Cross Clubmobile Katherine Spaatz and another member, trying to fix the broken down doughnut machine.

Youngest member of the Red Cross Clubmobile Katherine Spaatz and another member, trying to fix the broken down doughnut machine.

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