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War Fair: Holidays at Home at a fete in Russell Square, London, 1943. Members of the Home Guard challenge a smiling young woman and two children to a 'horse race' at the Russell Square fete. The children were given a half the distance of the course as a head start. Members of the public crowd around them to watch the action.

War Fair: Holidays at Home at a fete in Russell Square, London, 1943. A member of the Red Cross supervises as a young boy attempts to drive a nail into Hitler's coffin at the Russell Square fete. According to the original caption, the aim was to get the nail in within three swipes, although young children were given a head start! #wartime #WW2 #history

Ann Casson and John Stuart in the 1932 Hitchcock movie "Number Seventeen".

War Fair: Holidays at Home at a fete in Russell Square, London, 1943. A young boy, helped by his mother, enjoys a game of magnetic fishing at a stall run by a member of the Red Cross at the Russell Square fete. Civilians and a member of the Royal Air Force look on. #wartime #WW2 #history

Auxiliaires féminines de l'armée britannique

War Fair: Holidays at Home at a fete in Russell Square, London, 1943. A woman plays a shooting game at the fair in Russell Square. She is assisted by a man who explains that she must shoot the corks with which the gun is loaded at cigarettes. Other members of the public look on. Bunting can just be seen in the background. #wartime #WW2 #history

Auxiliaires féminines de l'armée britannique

War Fair: Holidays at Home at a fete in Russell Square, London, 1943. A Dutch sailor stops to buy a raffle ticket from a member of the Red Cross cadets at the Russell Square fete. The prize is a model battleship. #wartime #WW2 #history

Auxiliaires féminines de l'armée britannique

WAR FAIR: HOLIDAYS AT HOME AT A FETE IN RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, 1943