1945, 18-year-old Princess Elizabeth II convinced her father that she should be allowed to contribute directly to the war effort. She joined the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) where she was known as Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, trained as a driver & drove a military truck while she served. This training was the first time she had been taught together with other students.
De Sica's 'Bicycle Thieves' (1948). Watched this for the first time yesterday, and what can I say. A truly wonderful Italian journey between a desperate father and son, revealing that no matter how young your children may be, they're never too young to share a bond.