Sailor with a bunch of bananas
- 1945-12-12 in United Kingdom
A photograph of a sailor with a bunch of bananas, taken by Smith for the Daily Herald newspaper on 12 December, 1945.
A photograph of a sailor with a bunch of bananas, taken in December 1945 by C Smith for the Daily Herald.
The photograph shows a sailor leaning out of a porthole on the SS Tilapa, docked at Avonmouth Dock, Bristol. SS 'Tilapa' was the first ship to bring bananas into Britain after the second world war. During the war most foodstuffs were rationed, especially those brought from overseas. Rationing did not officially end in Britain until 1954.