Germany bombs London 7-15 September 1940 On 7 September 1940, the Luftwaffe unleashed a merciless bombing campaign against London and Britain's major cities. Instead of breaking morale, however, the raids only galvanised the will of the British people for the rest of the war. Photo: Winston Churchill inspecting bomb damage in Battersea, South London, 10 September 1940.
Ming, one of four pandas bought by London Zoo was featured in propaganda to boost British morale during World War II. Photo: Hulton/Getty Images.
London, 1944: Members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and children are amongst those feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square in London. In the background, the base of Nelson's Column is covered in War Savings posters and one of the Trafalgar Square lions can also be seen.
Evacuation, September 1939: Mothers at a station barrier, watching their children leave. On the first day of Evacuation an observer from Mass Observation was at Victoria Station: “12.30pm: A party of school-children have just come in and are on the platform, girls and boys. There are about 200 people waiting near the barrier, and about 80% of these are women...Women are quiet and all gaze toward the platform, some mopping eyes with handkerchiefs..."