- The never-seen-before pictures are part of an album which is being auctioned
- It has been valued at £70 and will be sold at Lockdales Auctioneers in Suffolk
Never-before-seen photos of British troops letting their hair down in Germany at the end of World War Two have been discovered at a car boot sale.
Two soldiers were pictured doing an impressive acrobatic stunt in one image, while male and female army personnel sunbathing in a park in other snaps.
There were boat trips and parties as soldiers who stayed behind were pictured celebrating the end of war.
One soldier was pictured taking a nap in a field, whilst another goes skiing and there are photos of a group of Brits in their swimming costumes.
However, the album does contain reminders of the bitter war, as there are photographs of ruined buildings such as Cologne Cathedral.
The Cathedral is thought to be one of Germany’s most visited landmark and took centuries to build.
Never-before-seen photos of British troops letting their hair down in Germany at the end of World War Two have been discovered at a car boot sale
Personnel tuck into beverages and snacks at a party in Germany after the war finished
Personnel having fun at Steinhuder Meer lake in May 1947
A soldier was pictured skiing in Germany after World War Two finished
A soldier is pictured pointing at a bullet hole in Bad Salzuflen, Germany
The album includes a photograph of Brits sunbathing in a field in Germany
Works started on the iconic building in 1248 and the Cathedral was not finished until 1880.
Another image in the album also showed a British soldier posing next to a window with a bullet hole in it.
The album was put together by an unknown British soldier who also kept hold of an official map of Germany from May 1946.
It was discovered at a car boat sale by a collector who is now selling it at Lockdales Auctioneers, of Ipswich, Suffolk.
A Lockdales spokesperson said: ‘The lot was found by a collector on a car boot sale.
‘They have enjoyed the item and now wish it to have a new custodian.
‘The album may be only of modest value, but it’s great fun and shows an intimate portrait of the lives of service men and women in the post-war period.
‘We also see the bomb damage to German landmarks such as Cologne Cathedral.’
Germany was divided into four zones immediately after the war which were occupied and governed by the British, American, Soviet and French forces.
The British, who took over the north west of the country, hunted war criminals, rebuilt industry and resettled displaced persons.
The sale of the album, which is valued at £70, takes place on November 14.
A Friday evening at the Salvation Army headquarters in Bad Salzuflen
Rheinbaben-Allee in Berlin in January 1947
One soldier was pictured taking a nap in a field in in Bad Salzuflen
A group of army personnel were pictured sitting on a hill in Bad Salzuflen, a town in Germany
The album also shows the bomb damage to German landmarks such as Cologne Cathedral (pictured)
Personnel in Bad Salzuflen, a town in Germany in February 1947
An overhead railway in Wuppertal in May 1947
Brits are pictured partying in Bad Salzuflen, a town in Germany
The Windmill YMCA canteen on the autobahn flying the Union Flag