King's Cross station, about 1942
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Soldiers at King's Cross station, about 1942. The soldiers are probably taking the train to or from a training camp, or to the battlefields. During the war the railways were very busy, carrying the usual numbers of passengers as well as putting on extra trains to carry soldiers to ports and to training camps. They also put on extra freight services to carry munitions and other equipment, to be shipped overseas.