Sheltering Underground During the Blitz Islington London Photographic Print
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.
Historical Photos: WW2 Blitz London
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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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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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.
London 1943: Three American servicemen stand beside a large poster outside the Royal Albert Hall, London, which advertises a Sunday concert by the National Symphony Orchestra on 3 October at 2:30pm. The soloist is Moura Lympany and the concert will be conducted by Dr Freitas Branco. According to the poster, the concert is to be held "under the auspices of The Orchestral Concerts Society Limited".
Men of London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) help blind schoolchildren evacuees, Sept 1939. As well as children and infants with their mothers, the Government Evacuation Scheme also embraced other groups deemed vulnerable to air attack, e.g. expectant mothers and blind and physically handicapped adults. Hospital patients were also evacuated so that their beds might be ready for the expected thousands of air raid casualties. To help evacuate them, LPTB's Green Line buses were used as ambulances
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Peggy Gowlland with daughter Rosemary, WWII.