WW2, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Scramble to get cigarettes
WW2, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Scramble to pick up cigarettes thrown from a moving train carriage by returning British RAF personnel. The heart of Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed by the Luftwaffe and some 80, 000 civilians were made homeless. Date: circa 1944
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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Opening of the Anglesey Hunt
An opening custom of the Anglesey Hunt, whereby hot coppers or small change (heated in a bucket by the fire) are thrown from the balcony of the Bulkeley Arms Hotel following the hunt ball, for the villagers to scramble for below. The Anglesey Hunt claims to be the oldest hunt in Britain.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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