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    This video is from one of my favorite movies. The scene with the beer is legit, and conforms with the rules and regulations of the thread. The movie was made during the war in 1945 using real US servicemen as extras. Real beer was consumed as well. As far as Iknow of that is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCGD6rX3GNc
     
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    http://mendobrew.com/blog/980_beer-cans-church-keys-to-pop-tops/

    Cans had some significant advantages over bottles: They were lighter, easier to stack and more durable. They could also be chilled more quickly than bottles and did not require the consumer to pay a deposit. In just three months, more than 80 percent of distributors were delivering Krueger’s canned beer. Canned beer continued to grow in popularity, particularly during WW II when millions of cans were sent to the soldiers overseas. The soldiers who returned to the US had become used to drinking beer out of cans and familiar with how to open them. (One difference between pre-war and post-cans is the absence of opening instructions on the back of the cans.)
     
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    Mrs Pitt, wife of the landlord, pours a pint of beer for a naval officer in the saloon bar of 'The Cricketers' pub in Brighton. The original caption states that this pub has been in existence since 1545. Landlord Robert Pitt (not pictured as he was ill on the day the photograph was taken) has held the license for 58 years and is now 90 years old. According to the original caption, he still serves behind the bar.

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    BRIGHTON TODAY: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME BRIGHTON, SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK, 1944. © IWM (D 22509)IWM Non Commercial Licence
     
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    During a picnic in the New Forest, American airman Lieutenant 'Judy' Judas falls victim to a practical joke. Having been challenged to drop a penny from his forehead into his trousers, he is caught unawares by Lieutenant Royal Firmin, Jr., from Amherst, who instead pours a bottle of beer into his trousers. Lieutenant Firmin runs the estate at Stanbridge Earls, as assistant to Captain B B Morse. It is his main job to keep the guests happy.

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    COUNTRY CLUB FOR US AIRMEN: REST AND RECUPERATION IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE, STANBRIDGE EARLS, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, 1943. © IWM (D 14549)IWM Non Commercial Licence
     
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    American soldiers enjoy glasses of British beer at a NAAFI somewhere in England. Left to right, they are: Corporal Russell Durant (of Waupaca, Wisconsin), Private Rudolph Bohaty (of West Allis, Wisconsin), and Private Elias Weinberg (of 50 East 21st Street, Brooklyn, New York). British soldiers also make use of this NAAFI, including Private S Etchells, who can be seen, just to the right of Private Weinberg. Corporal Durant is smoking a cigarette.


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    NAAFI CANTEENS CATER FOR US TROOPS: THE WORK OF THE NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE INSTITUTES, ENGLAND, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17232)IWM Non Commercial Licence
     
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