It's 1945. Around this time the German teen mags would have shown bitter, hard-faced girls turning potatoes into grenades - if they'd had any German teen-girl mags.

Over here, things were okay.

Peggy Ann Garner: she was 13 at the time of this cover, the year she won the Academy Juvenile Award for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She didn't get much work as an adult, and went into real estate and fleet car management.

But all that's yet to come. For now, let's put ourselves in the minds of the demographic that's supposed to identify with this picture - all dressed up for the dance, but sore feet! I think - and see what life was like for Teen Girls at the end of the war.

Spoiler: things were okay.