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WWII London

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1940. A London family bombed out of their home during the night, salvage a few personal belongings on the pavement | Arts Council Collection

A London family bombed out of their home during the night, salvage a few personal belongings on the pavement

Three ice-cream girls set off on their rounds in London, they have taken over from men who have been called up to the services, 2nd May 1940

London Pictures & News Photos

16 Sep 1939

To Hide From WWII Bombs, London Goes Dark

28 Aug 1939 - painting the kerb

To Hide From WWII Bombs, London Goes Dark

Children in bombed building ~ Bermondsey ~ London ~ 1954 ~ Photograph by Roger Mayne


Evacuation of school children from London.

Once Upon a Time in War

London: East End children evacuating at the start of the Second World War.

London at War, Evacuees, 1939 [photographer unknown]

17th January 1940, London: Firemen wearing gas proof clothing and respirators fighting a fire started by a German incendiary bomb (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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A bus is left leaning against the side of a building in the aftermath of a German bombing raid on London in the first days of the Blitz, 9th September 1940. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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A female worker in the City still smiling after being rescued from a London building wrecked by a bomb dropped in a daylight Luftwaffe raid - 1940

A Spirit-of-the-Blitz milk bar in London, where there had been a dairy until bombing destroyed it.

World War II London Blitz

“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