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1940 London at War - Rescue Workers London 1940 Rescue workers using ladder to check for survivors amid the destruction wrought by German bombs during regular German air attacks against the city. Germans think it only fair to attack and destroy civilians and their homes when fighting wars.

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Often, animals had special protection built for them for the brutal air-raids that took place during World War II. Here, a large snake at the Regent Park Zoo (in London) is placed for safe-keeping in a box built for housing the snake when air-raids take place.

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St Paul's during the Blitz.

'Like a picture of some miraculous figure'

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George Rodger - G.B. 1940. England. London. Westminster. Paddington Station.

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On 28th August 1939, the British Museum collection was evacuated due to WWII. Many of the objects were stored in tube tunnels around the disused Aldwych station.

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Twenty four schools in Hackney, London, E. have between them collected tons of string for the RAF to be used for the making of maps. The Borough Council collected the gargantuan balls in a lorry. (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)

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At a London Underground 'Tube' Station, probably Aldwych, people queue for tickets to reserve a bunk for the night. The gentleman issuing tickets is wearing an armband with the words 'Shelter Marshal Westminster'. This photograph was probably taken in November 1940.

THE LONDON UNDERGROUND AS AIR RAID SHELTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

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London, Leicester Square, after a german air attack. November 1940

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A shop assistant cuts a coupon from a London woman's ration book Dec. 14, 1940.

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Kid goats protected by sandbags during World War Two, London Zoo, March 1941 (b/w photo)

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Workmen erect Anderson war shelters in the road outside houses that have no gardens, in East London, England, on Sept. 12, 1939.

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1941 A teacher and her pupils have a lesson in a basement at Greek Road School in South East London. Although many schools were evacuated during the war, many chose to stay and 'make the best of it', converting cellars and basements into makeshift classrooms.

LONDON SCHOOLS IN WARTIME: SCHOOL LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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Boys from Brixton, England collect firewood (1941)

World War II air campaign -- Battle of Britain the Blitz boys useful activities

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Gas masks for babies tested at an English hospital [1940]

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GUY'S HOSPITAL LIFE LONDON HOSPITAL ENGLAND 1941 (D 2344). A casualty is carried on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance at Guy's Hospital in London. The ambulance "was presented to American Ambulance Great Britain by Fred A Poor of Chicago USA, June 1940". (During the Blitz, World War Two)

GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

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GUY'S HOSPITAL LIFE LONDON HOSPITAL ENGLAND 1941 (D 2337)

GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

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GUY'S HOSPITAL LIFE LONDON HOSPITAL ENGLAND 1941 (D 2324)

GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941

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London, 1945

30 Stunning Black and White Photographs of London in the 1930s and 1940s

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1941: Betty Quinn, 17, the youngest recipient of the George Medal, at the Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. She saved seven people from a bombed air raid shelter while serving as an ARP Warden in Coventry. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Air raid damage, London, 1940: Looking down Tottenham Court Road from the intersection of Oxford Street and New Oxford Street. (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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Rescue workers search for missing children in a bombed London school. January, 1943.

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Two young evacuees chat with the engine driver and fireman of a train, before leaving London for the country during World War II, 5th November 1940. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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U.K. Women on their way to work with gas masks in boxes, London, August 1939, WWII

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