1941: Gunners in drag

This set of photographs, taken by photographer John Topham while working in RAF intelligence, was censored by the British Ministry of Information. It shows British soldiers manning the anti-aircraft guns “somewhere in Kent” whilst dressed in full dame costume - having to attend during the rehearsal for a pantomime.

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