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We recently discovered the Imperial War Museum digital archive which is (perhaps surprisingly) crammed with pictures of pubs, beer and brewing.

Here are some of the best shots of ‘everyday life’ on the home front during World War II shared under the terms of their non-commercial license. (Click the ID numbers to go to the IWM website for bigger versions and more info.)
Allied soldiers in a London pub, 1940. © IWM (D 1725)Home Guard members in a pub in Orford, Suffolk, 1941. © IWM (D 4852)A fisherman at the Crown & Anchor, Lindisfarne, 1942. © IWM (D 6777)Reverend Joseph Stephens chats to American sailors in The Royal Albert, Silvertown, East London, 1944. © IWM (D 21032)Price Evans at the Wynnstay Arms in Ruabon,*Wales,*1944. © IWM (D 18484)The Wynnstay Arms, Ruabon. © IWM (D 18478)The Cricketers, Brighton, 1944: Mrs Pitt pours a beer. © IWM (D 22509)The price list at The Cricketers. © IWM (D 18494)GALLERY: Home Front Beer, WWII from Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Over-thinking beer, pubs and the meaning of craft since 2007