Tea and the Home Front
Tea has been a staple part of British culture since the 1700s, and it played an important role during the Second World War both at home and abroad.
"My dear friends, this is your hour. This is not victory of a party or of any class. It's a victory of the great British nation as a whole."Winston Churchill
For soldiers, sailors and airmen serving abroad, tea was also an important part of their daily routine. Even in treacherous times, tea helped to boost morale reminding people on the Front Line of home, giving them a moment of normality.
At the beginning of May 1945 Germany signed an unconditional surrender, bringing an end to the war in Europe which had torn apart homes, families and communities. People gathered and partied in the streets.