I stumbled on this charming collection of books in a local charity shop.
They were published by William Collins during the second world war when paper was rationed.
The first one I opened was published in 1944, the very same year I was born. I held in my hand thinking we are the same age. I love these coincidences Even with the paper shortages Collins managed to publish 50 odd titles in the series called, Britain in Pictures. I love their directness and one colour simplicity.