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Censored for days, this picture was finally published in the Mail. Now, 70 years on, Max Hastings reveals the dramatic story behind THE iconic image of the Blitz

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What was left of the Warren Street premises of Charles Pugh (Glass) Ltd after it was bombed in 1940. During the war the company manufactured glass for aircraft and tanks. Pugh's began in Victorian times when a law was passed forbidding the use of glass, which would allow passers by to see directly into the bars of public houses. It was common to obscure the glass with sandblasting or acid treatment.

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September 14, 1945 V-2 rocket near Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.

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World War II, 24th October 1940, London, England, A steel helmeted PDSA (People+s Dispensary For Sick Animals) official, rescues cats from the wreckage of a bombed East London building Pictures

World War II, 24th October 1940, London, England, A steel helmeted PDSA (People's Dispensary For Sick Animals) official, rescues cats from the wreckage of a bombed East London building (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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English schoolboys from London wait at Paddington Station to be evacuated to the countryside during the Blitz as German bombing of the city intensifies. The evacuation of civilians in Britain was designed to save the lives, particularly children, from the risks associated with aerial bombings of cities targeted by the Luftwaffe by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. London, England, U.K. 7 September 1940. Image taken by George Rodger.

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Women knit and talk in a tube station whilst sheltering from the blitz.

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

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A Chelsea Pensioner adds a frying-pan to a heap of aluminium pots and pans at the WVS depot at Chelsea, following Lord Beaverbrook's appeal for aluminium for the war effort.

A Chelsea Pensioner adds a frying-pan to a heap of aluminium pots and...

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Cyclists on Cambridge Street. London.. 1944

Велосипедисты на Кембридж-стрит. Лондон. Великобритания. 1944 - Старые фотографии

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Bombs dropped in Greenwich - Old Woolwich Road School ww2

Explore what happened in Greenwich, London during the Blitz.

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London at War 1941 - Street Scene

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Winston Churchill on the Thames, just past Greenwich 1940

WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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Bombs dropped in Greenwich - Calvert Road School

Explore what happened in Greenwich, London during the Blitz.

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A huge collection of aluminium pots and pans outside a London town hall - bound for Aircraft Assembly Presses all over England to make essential parts for RAF machines.

A huge collection of aluminium pots and pans outside a London town...

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25th June 1940, Council workers in Holborn, London collect barrow loads of food waste to feed to pigs

25th June 1940, Council workers in Holborn, London collect barrow...

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Women manning London petrol pumps during WW II.

Women manning London petrol pumps during WW II.

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Train Porter and evacuees

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File:Blitz Canteen- Women of the Women's Voluntary Service Run a Mobile Canteen in London, England, 1941

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'The letter', photographed in London by Cecil Beaton, 1940.

słodka — m3zzaluna: the letter, 1940 [original] society...

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Bombed bus - London, 1940

Homefront - Bombed bus

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London Blitz: giant bomb crater in the Strand, 1940.

The Partleton Tree, In Their Shoes

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Women queuing for eggs, London 1940

Blitz — George Rodger

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Recruiting for the second world war outside Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, London 1941

Recruiting for the second world war outside Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton. Historical Brixton - old and new photos of Brixton, Lambeth, London, SW9 and SW2

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The first 'Scrap Week sponsored by the Ministry of Supply is in progress at Acton, London, where borough council vans are collecting scrap iron and steel from residents. Enough to fill a number of ships has already been collected. Similar 'Scrap Weeks are to take place in cities throughout Britain.

The first 'Scrap Week sponsored by the Ministry of Supply is in...

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1940. Women willing to entertain those wishing to tea in the underground shelter to "Anson" station

История Лондонского метрополитена. Часть 6

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