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WWII travel in the UK

Petrol (gasoline) was severely rationed in Britain during World War II. 

Personal travel options were mostly train, bus, bicycle or horse.

   A British family on holiday travel with servants.

The government request that servants be released for war work was not always complied with. 

Circa: March 1941

American GIs and British civilians crowd a train station on a London-bound platform. 

                                                 The British Newspaper Library 

                                                 Colindale Avenue

                                                 London NW9 5HE

An Iron-monger’s wagon (hardware peddler) in  Colchester England.  

Circa: August 1944

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