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The Queen's Hall bombed 1941

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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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)