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18th October 1939, London: Admiral ERG Evans, Regional Commissioner for London Civil Defence, inspects gas detection workers during his visit to Paddington, London.

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Staff, wearing gas masks, play cricket outside Chancery Lane offices in London during the Blitz, 1940s

Patriotic propaganda poster, London, September 1939 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

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British recruits are drilled in HydePark, London, before going to the fields of war.

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Preparations being made to fly the Union Flag from the flagpole atop Victoria Tower, Palace of Westminster. This is 1945 and the camera has caught a glimpse of one of the three emergency bridges thrown across the Thames during WW2.

Matilda tanks driving down Park Lane, London, May 1940

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Royal Tank Regiment Matilda tanks passing through a London street, circa 1941.

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24th May 1941: A police band playing outside Mansion House in London as part of War Weapons Week. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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U.K. A group of people checking the addresses attached to a traffic light, a novel 'change of address bureaux' for many bombed out businesses in the City of London during the blitz, January, 1941 // Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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12th May 1941: Buildings devastated during air raids near the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in the City. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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Violet Attlee, wife of the Deputy Prime Minister, prepares to go out in her Y.M.C.A. canteen, in London, on Feb. 9, 1944.

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World War Two, London, England, September 3rd 1939, People reading newspapers while waiting outside 10 Downing Street to hear the Declaration of War following the German invasion of Poland (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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Historical Photos: WW2 Blitz London - A view of London's Onslow Square, showing the ablution and mess huts which have been constructed in the road to house the builders of the 'Blitz Repair Squad'. A team of builders who have come to London from various parts of the country to help repair damage caused by V1 flying bombs. The camp was originally intended for use by refugees from Normandy, but is used instead by the building teams, who are billeted in many of the houses around the Square.

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1941, Westminister, London - mock gas attack. The gas rescue party cover their rubber boots with bleach paste to clean them (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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Lewisham in 1944. Site of the Marks and Spencer bombing

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Aftermath of the V2 bombing of Woolworth's at New Cross in November 1944

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The Arsenal Stadium at Highbury will not be available for football during the war and has been converted by Islington Borough Council to a physical training centre. Arsenal players and staff will be training ARP workers. Arriving in tin hats for ARP training are, left to right, Cliff Bastin, Arsenal and England manager Tom Whittaker, George Male and goalkeeper George Marks, 13th October 1939. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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When I found out this was a WWII motto to live by during the bombing of London; I became fascinated! The Brits do have a stiff upper lip!

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Camp: The HAC mobilising in the Artillery Garden in London in September 1914. Two HAC infantry battalions and five batteries fought in the Great War

April 16, 1941: Under the instruction of the General Manager, the staff of a main London station of the Southern Railway, work in their gas masks at regular periods.' (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)

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14 November, 1941: War or no war, London stores are determined to have their usual pre-war Christmas season and display.' (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)

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A photograph entitled 'First War Baby gets his Gas Mask', taken in September 1939 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. Neville Mooney was born on the morning of 3 September 1939, just as Neville Chamberlain was announcing that Britain was at war with Germany.