It does seem almost like a rugby tackle getting out of the tube in the rush hour and you feel as though you've left something of yourself behind dragging yourself out.
"Do you think you actually know when your ribs crack?" one of the characters in the short story Confidence Trick written in 1954 said "but on a philosophical note of fair comment rather than complaint".
But as a 21st centry century take the poster's not bad but doesn't convey the sheer shock of seeing how packed a tube can be:
Top poster by Fougasse from 1944.
But, forties, fifties, noughties tube scrummage is still the same.