Photos of Soldiers Bonding Over Tea During World War II
1. A soldier with the 2/7th Middlesex Regiment of the British Army shares a cup of tea with an American Infantryman in the Anzio bridgehead.
10 February 1944 © IWM (NA 11770)
2. A wounded soldier, evacuated from Normandy, enjoys a cup of tea on a hospital train.
7 June 1944 © IWM (H 39254)
3. Texans technicians with Stetsons drink tea or coffee, somewhere in the North of England. One of the men is pouring evaporated or condensed milk from a tin into his mug.
AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 © IWM (D 11805)
4. Evacuated troops enjoying tea and other refreshments at Addison Road station, London.
EVACUATION FROM DUNKIRK, 31 May 1940 © IWM (H 1632)
5. An American pilot enjoying a cup of tea with some of his fellow British Pilots.
8 December 1941 © IWM (CH 4110)
6. A Roman Catholic padre, Father Condron, gives a cup of tea to a wounded soldier.
6 October 1944 © IWM (B 10585)
7. The troops being served with tea during the Battle of Crete. 16,500 were evacuated, including 2000 Greeks. The rest were left dead or prisoners in German hands.
THE BATTLE FOR CRETE, 20 – 31 MAY 1941 © IWM (E 3295)
8. New Zealand members of the LRDG pause for tea in the Western Desert.
27 March 1941 © IWM (E 2307)
9. The crew of ‘Deepcut’, a Priest 105mm self-propelled gun, have a cup of tea and play a hand of cards during a lull in fighting.
Burma, 7 March 1945 © IWM (SE 3335)