Pick your battles: Scilly Isles, 1943

Hraverting daffodils on the Scilly Isles during World War II © Getty

On the beautiful island of St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, British soldiers help to harvest daffodils. During World War II, over 1,000 troops were stationed there as it served as a staging post for the Battle of the Atlantic. Picking daffodils provided a welcome respite from their gruelling daily training.