When food parcels from the US brought delight to British families

For some of the children it was the taste of their first ever evaporated milk. For others it was a tin of ham and eggs, or peaches scooped out of cans with their fingers.

Seventy years on the recipients of a huge programme of humanitarian relief, aimed at helping war-ravaged Britain, can still remember as if it were yesterday opening the parcel of food aid sent from the United States.