Here we see a group of displaced persons after arrival at Havant station with their few possessions.
They were, no doubt, wearing the same clothes for weeks on end.
Ralph Cousins tells me that the DPs arrived on a special train which was shunted into Havant goods yard.
After alighting they were lined up and marched off, no doubt somewhat bemused by it all, to Bedhampton.
I sometimes wonder what they made of it all. Arriving from war-torn Europe and marching along Elmleigh Road which had not suffered from the effects of bombing. To see local people walking in complete freedom without the slightest idea of what sights, suffering and heartache these displaced people had been through under the Nazis and Russians.