29th April, 1941, London: Finsbury children are helping in the war by collecting salvage, the ones who collect the most will be presented with a special badge issued by the council.' (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)
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London at War - 1939 Evacuees Evacuees the measures being taken in London to prepare for World War II. September 1939 – The evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II, at the outset of World War II, London and major British cities were evacuated with 1.5 million displacements in the first three days of the official evacuation. The final number of evacuees reached a total of 3.75 million.
1941 - Bus laying inside huge bomb crater in a London street after heavy German air raid bombing attacks during the Battle of Britain.
A woman bids farewell at Paddington Station in 1942 as her child is evacuated during the Blitz - lovely series of photographs taken by Bert Hardy, WW11 photographer
blitz bomb shelter
The first Anderson Shelter was erected in a garden in Islington. In all two and a half million were built to protect people from bombs in WW2, today 25th February.1939 They were made from six corrugated iron sheets bolted together at the top with steel plates at either end. The entrance was protected by a steel shield and an earthen blast wall. We had one of these in our back garden
“During the Second World War, Balham was one of many deep tube stations designated for use as a civilian air raid shelter. On 14 October 1940, a bomb fell on the road above the platform tunnels, causing a large craterA No 88 bus travelling in black-out conditions then fell into the crater. At least 66 people in the station were killed.”