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    VE Day (Victory in Europe), Picadilly, London, 1945

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    A warden gives directions to a mother and her two children during a World War II gas drill in Southend on Marcy 29, 1941. via reddit [[MORE]] Source

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    Nurses carry baby respirators along a corridor as part of a gas drill at a London hospital, 1940 ~

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    Foster parents plan London nursery: caring for displaced children in London, England, 1941.


    Shelter photographs taken in London by Bill Brandt, November 1940.


    Entrance to the Royal Institute of Painters in Piccadilly during the First World War.


    Taking a break from the action of WWII, William Prior (center) enjoys a beverage and the company of young ladies in 1944 London. Shorpy Historic Picture Archive

    On Leave in London: 1944 high-resolution photo

    London at War - 1940 Anti-Italian Riots On the 10th of June 1940 Mussolini, the Italian Dictator, declared War on Great Britain and France. That night across the country angry riots broke out in many British cities. Mobs ransacked Italian property, mainly businesses, smashing windows and looted shops. The terrified owners, many with British citizenship and having been resident in the British Isles (often for decades), were forced to barricade themselves into back rooms.

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    London, Oxford Street, 1940. Blind, disabled World War 1 veterans raise money by busking.

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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'

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


    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.


    A Stirling bomber in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City during 'Wings for Victory' week, in an area cleared of bombed buildings. March 3, 1943 (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

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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.


    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.


    Boys from Brixton, England collect firewood (1941)

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

    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)