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WWII London

WWII London

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“German bomber crew emerges from a London Underground station after bailing out over the English countryside and taken prisoner. Both Germans are unrestrained and the English MP carries the paperwork in hand as he is about to surrender his prisoners to Army authorities. An older man and a porter in the background look on.” via

A Victory garden in a London bomb crater

A Victory Garden in a Bomb Crater, London via... - Historical Times

Westminster Bridge: The photograph shows bomb damage to the nurses home (Galliford House) attached to St. Thomas's Hospital. The attack, on the night of 8th/9th September 1940 left six nurses killed and many injured. During the course of WW2 the hospital was bombed twelve times.. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Regent Lane School, Custom House. Bomb damage. 8 April 1941.

Education | Regent Lane School, Custom House. Bomb damage. 8 April 1941.

V1 lands on London

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    Carry on, London!

November 1940: A cordoned off area of Cheapside where bomb damage made the buildings unsafe. The dome of St Paul's is in the distance. Picture: Fox Photos/Getty Images

February 1945: Buckea's bakers shop, stands alone on the corner of Boswell Street and Theobalds Road, Holborn, after heavy bombing Picture: Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images

September 1940: An area near St Pancras Station showing the damage caused by a German air raid during the London blitz in World War II Picture: Central Press/Getty Images

Bombed out ruins of St Cuthburt's church. Sept 1940. Cahir Street.

Mannequins are blown onto the pavement after a bombing raid on Piccadilly in London during the first phase of the blitz in October 1940. London was bombed for 76 consecutive nights by the Luftwaffe.

Donaldson Road VE Day

Women police patrols giving information to men on leave at a London railway terminus, WW1


World War II, 13th February 1945, London, England, A Rescue worker holds a cat amidst the devastation and rubble caused by a V-bomb launched by a Nazi raid in Judd Street (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

World War II, 25th October, 1940. A white coated and steel helmeted P.D.S.A. man taking a dog from a wrecked house in the East End of London, after an air raid. Note the cat sitting on the debris. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

This is typical of the way Londoners had breakfast in England, Sept. 6, 1939, after the air raid warning had sounded. Breakfast was in the family dugout--this one in a garden?with a gasmask hanging ready. (AP Photo)

From a choice billboard spot on London?s busy strand, this sign advocates in plain language that the R.A.F. carry out reprisals for German Luftwaffe attacks in London, Oct. 18, 1940

An air raid warden brings a drink of water for a young girl who has awakened during the night in an air raid shelter at the Aldwych tube station in London, England, Oct. 21, 1940

Nurses carry cribs containing newly born babies, the maternity section of a southeast London hospital was evacuated,+ Sept. 16, 1940 after being bombed by German raiders the night before. (AP Photo)

One of the clergy of St. Paul's cathedral in London looks at two cherubs standing among the debris and holding their heads as though for protection, Oct. 10, 1940. (AP Photo)

World War Two - British Empire - The Home Front - The Blitz - Shelters - London - 1940

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An American soldiers sits on top of a traffic light in London to celebrate the news of the end of the war.

Once Upon a Time in War

In an effort to rally support for Great Britain's ally, an exhibit showcasing the Red Army was held in London, 1943

Once Upon a Time in War

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.

Queuing for fish ......

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Oxford Street. Boys carrying gasmask looks into toy shops. They see models of soldiers, tanks, guns.