Canteens open at London railway stations, 13 October 1939.
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'A parcels office at a big London railway station has been opened as a canteen for soldiers pasing through in pursuance of a scheme to make the waiting time troops must spend at stations in these days more comfortable. Girl helpers are giving up several hours of their time each day to waiting on the troops. Lady Thomas pouring out tea for the troops at the canteen in the London railway station today, October 13'.