JOHN HENRY PHILLIPS 🇬🇧⚓️ (@battlefieldarchaeologist) September 2017

After the Americans left England at the end of the Second World War, the thousands of airfield buildings across the country didn't stay empty for long. With a shortage of housing a huge problem in post-War Britain, many of the buildings became homes of polish refugees, returning from the Eastern Front with their homes in Poland flattened by the Nazis. Often these Polish soldiers were decorated war heroes. After the refugee camps gradually emptied, the buildings became occupied by English families looking for a place to start a life together. It must have damp, cold and miserable but it was a roof over their head. In this former airfield grocery store, eight dividing walls have been constructed along the building to make eight tiny homes. You often see the walls decorated with bright paints that would not have been allowed during the war! . . . . . #wwii #ww2 #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #war #wwi #ww1 #worldwarone #nazi #nazigermany #thirdreich #101stairborne #bandofbrothers #relic #archaeology #history #battlefield #writer #travel #journalist #warhistory #documentary #presenter #like4like #passionpassport #vlogger #historic #watchesofinstagram #airforce #usaf

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