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Removal of park railings for scrap metal to help the war effort, London 1940.

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'Rip' the dog and ARP Warden Angelus visit an air raid shelter in Poplar, London, December during 1941.


World War Two - UK & Commonwealth - The Home Front - The Blitz - London - 1940 1940 Rescue workers attend to a badly damaged bus in High Holborn, London, amid the damage caused by a Luftwaffe bombing raid during the blitz.

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Troops evacuated from Dunkirk enjoying tea and other refreshments at Addison Road station in London, 31 May 1940.


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Men & women smile for the camera on & around the bunks that are lined up under the clearly visible roof of a South East London railway arch, probably in November 1940. In the background, the ladies' lavatory can be seen. It is not possible to identify which of the many railway arches used as air raid shelters during the WW2 is featured in this sequence of photographs, although it is probable that it is at Dockley Road in Bermondsey.

A bus conductress holds two young evacuees who are being taken by bus to a safer part of the country during a London County Council scheme during World War II.

A British sergeant training members of the ‘mum’s army’ Women's Home Defence Corps during the Battle of Britain. [1940]

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Declaration of World War Two, 10 Downing St. 1939

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London, 1940: Bomb damage in The Strand resulting from a German air raid. The view is looking towards St Mary le Strand church. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

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3rd March 1943: A Stirling bomber in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City during 'Wings for Victory' week, in an area cleared of bombed buildings. (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

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c1940: Girl clerks from a London office, working outside in steel helmets, after being forced outside by bomb damage to their building (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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London,circa 1940: Fire rages in London shops and business premises on Ludgate Hill near St. Paul's after heavy bombing raids (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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25th, October, 1940, A Bus which fell into a bomb crater in a London street, the front wheels became locked in the hole and the vehicle had to be hauled out (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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14th, September, 1940: People in the street with their furniture and belongings in a street in the London area, with their damaged homes in the background (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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

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.