1940, Three nurses carry babies cocooned in baby gas respirators down the corridor of a London hospital during a gas drill. Note the carrying handle on the respirator used to carry the baby by the nurse in the foreground.
Gas Masks for Babies from 1940
Using the airflow over an interceptor's wing to raise one wing of the V-1, by sliding the wingtip to within 6 in (15 cm) of the lower surface of the V-1's wing. If properly executed, this manoeuvre would tip the V-1's wing up, overriding the gyros and sending the V-1 into an out-of-control dive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-1_flying_bomb Buzz Bomb, Spitfir Tippingoff, Histori, Wwii, Pilots, Aircraft, Wingtip Buzz, War, V1 Buzz
12 Oct 40: Day Thirty-Six of the London Blitz. Many of the children that had been evacuated at the outbreak of war had prematurely been returned by the time the Blitz began on 06 Sep 40. Efforts are now being stepped up to get them out again. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1012&s=401012 #WWII War, London Blitz
WWII Day-By-Day: October 12
A gas-mask wearing young mother attends to her child's special baby buggy gas protector during a surprise test in Kingston, England ~
Engineers of the British Army drink their tea on the edge of a bomb crater in London, 1940. :: via ClassicPics
London. World War II. The Blitz. "Nippies" (Lyons tea shop waitresses) remove protective shutters from windows in early morning. 1940.
The other well known image from the 7th September, also taken in the evening. The view from central London looking east down the Thames towards the docks which are ablaze.
One of many fires started in Surrey Commercial Dock, London, on September 7, 1940, after a heavy raid during the night by German bombers.
Holborn Circus in London burns at the height of the Blitz. London was bombed on 76 consecutive nights as part of the Battle of Britain campaign by the German airforce during 1940.
12 January 1941: Soldiers help to clear the debris of Bank Underground Station, the morning after it received a direct hit during the Blitz. Some 111 people were killed in the bombing raid by German aircraft.
Westminster Abbey High Altar: debris from collapsed Lantern Roof, 11 May 1941. On the outbreak of World War II, many of Westminster Abbey’s treasures were evacuated for safety to country houses. About 60,000 sandbags were used to protect immoveable royal and medieval tombs. The Coronation Chair was sent for safety to Gloucester Cathedral and the Coronation Stone was buried secretly within the Abbey. The collection of wax funeral effigies was stored in Piccadilly tube station.
In Liverpool, 68-year-old Sarah Manson sits outside her bombed home with her grandchildren after a German bombing raid
London At War-rescue workers helping pull victim from ruins of a building hit by a V2 rocket during World War II. Photo by George Rodger. 1944