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24th December 1943: A group of actresses in the roles of Neverneverland fairies in a London stage production of 'Peter Pan' are hoisted aloft by Joseph Kirby's invisible flying wires. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1608 - Mr Kirby's Flying Ballet - pub. 1943 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

24th December 1943: A group of actresses in the roles of Neverneverland fairies in a London stage production of 'Peter Pan' are hoisted aloft by Joseph Kirby's invisible flying wires. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1608 - Mr Kirby's Flying Ballet - pub. 1943 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

London, 24th December 1943: Stage effects expert Joseph Kirby fixes English actress Glynis Johns to the invisible wires that will enable her to 'fly' during a London stage production of 'Peter Pan'. Ms Johns is playing the title role. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1608 - Mr Kirby's Flying Ballet - pub. 1943 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

London, 24th December 1943: Stage effects expert Joseph Kirby fixes English actress Glynis Johns to the invisible wires that will enable her to 'fly' during a London stage production of 'Peter Pan'. Ms Johns is playing the title role. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1608 - Mr Kirby's Flying Ballet - pub. 1943 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

20th March 1943: The actress Christabel Moore prepares for her first professional role with the Watford Repertory Company as Mabel the maid in St John Ervine's play 'The First Mrs Fraser'. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1392 - Cover Girl's First Part - pub. 1943 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

20th March 1943: The actress Christabel Moore prepares for her first professional role with the Watford Repertory Company as Mabel the maid in St John Ervine's play 'The First Mrs Fraser'. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1392 - Cover Girl's First Part - pub. 1943 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

4th November 1942: A GI and his girl friend dancing at a Halloween party for US soldiers in London during WW II. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1292 - Halloween Party For US Soldiers - pub. 1942 (Photo by Felix Man/Picture Post/Getty Images)

4th November 1942: A GI and his girl friend dancing at a Halloween party for US soldiers in London during WW II. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1292 - Halloween Party For US Soldiers - pub. 1942 (Photo by Felix Man/Picture Post/Getty Images)

The Prospect Of Whitby, a public house on the River Thames at Wapping, 26th September 1942. Originally named the Devil's Tavern for its nefarious clientele, it was rebuilt and renamed in the early 19th century. Original Publication : Picture Post - 1230 - A Quiet Evening In A Riverside Pub - pub. 1942 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Prospect Of Whitby, a public house on the River Thames at Wapping, 26th September 1942. Originally named the Devil's Tavern for its nefarious clientele, it was rebuilt and renamed in the early 19th century. Original Publication : Picture Post - 1230 - A Quiet Evening In A Riverside Pub - pub. 1942 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

17th July 1943: Some of the 1,500 girls of the Junior Air Corps (WJAC) attending a Girl's Rally at Belle Vue, Manchester, finding the roundabout a little frightening. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1484 - Girl's Rally - pub. 1943 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

17th July 1943: Some of the 1,500 girls of the Junior Air Corps (WJAC) attending a Girl's Rally at Belle Vue, Manchester, finding the roundabout a little frightening. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1484 - Girl's Rally - pub. 1943 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Two young women celebrating VE day on the Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace, London, 8th May 1945. Original publication: Picture Post - 1991 - This Was V E Day In London - pub. 19th May 1945 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Two young women celebrating VE day on the Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace, London, 8th May 1945. Original publication: Picture Post - 1991 - This Was V E Day In London - pub. 19th May 1945 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

8th May 1945: A couple in a pub, somewhere in London. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

8th May 1945: A couple in a pub, somewhere in London. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

21st June 1941: Noel Pierce Coward (1899 - 1973) actor, dramatist and composer, rehearses his own play 'Blithe Spirit' with Kay Hammond (1909 - 1980). Original Publication: Picture Post - 1249 - Coward Rehearses A New And Funny Play - pub. 1941 (Photo by Felix Man/Picture Post/Getty Images)

21st June 1941: Noel Pierce Coward (1899 - 1973) actor, dramatist and composer, rehearses his own play 'Blithe Spirit' with Kay Hammond (1909 - 1980). Original Publication: Picture Post - 1249 - Coward Rehearses A New And Funny Play - pub. 1941 (Photo by Felix Man/Picture Post/Getty Images)

3rd February 1945: Dance band leader Debroy Somers stands behind a row of chorus girls during a performance of 'Happy and Glorious' at the London Palladium. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1895 - Britain's Dance Band Leaders - pub. 1945 (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

3rd February 1945: Dance band leader Debroy Somers stands behind a row of chorus girls during a performance of 'Happy and Glorious' at the London Palladium. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1895 - Britain's Dance Band Leaders - pub. 1945 (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

10th June 1943: British singer Vera Lynn receives a grand welcome as she arrives in Trafalgar Square, London, to sing during the 'Salvage Week' campaign. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

10th June 1943: British singer Vera Lynn receives a grand welcome as she arrives in Trafalgar Square, London, to sing during the 'Salvage Week' campaign. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

25th May 1940: Crowds outside the Holborn Empire before the "Haw Haw Laughter Show". (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)

25th May 1940: Crowds outside the Holborn Empire before the "Haw Haw Laughter Show". (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)

An American soldier with war orphans ‘adopted’ by his unit, London, 1943.

An American soldier with war orphans ‘adopted’ by his unit, London, 1943.