Discover and save creative ideas

    WWII


    WWII

    • 49 Pins

    Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, "Oh, it was nothing. Someone had to look after the children."

    my-ear-trumpet

    Uploaded by user

    Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    29th April, 1941, London: Finsbury children are helping in the war by collecting salvage, the ones who collect the most will be presented with a special badge issued by the council.' (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)

    Search - Getty Images UK: More like this 138598882

    Uploaded by user

    Children being evacuated out of London during the outbreak of World War II, 1939. William Vandivert

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    London at War - 1939 Evacuees Evacuees the measures being taken in London to prepare for World War II. September 1939 – The evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II, at the outset of World War II, London and major British cities were evacuated with 1.5 million displacements in the first three days of the official evacuation. The final number of evacuees reached a total of 3.75 million.

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    On 1 September 1939 Operation Pied Piper began. Its aim was to place the children of Britain

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    WW II - more firepower

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    1941 - Bus laying inside huge bomb crater in a London street after heavy German air raid bombing attacks during the Battle of Britain.

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    WW2 British

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    A woman bids farewell at Paddington Station in 1942 as her child is evacuated during the Blitz - lovely series of photographs taken by Bert Hardy, WW11 photographer

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    A policeman helps some young evacuees, and a nun who is escorting them, at a London station.

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    British WWII propaganda

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    Once Upon A Time In War

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    A young girl holds her doll while sitting on a broken beam in a debris ridden street the morning after a Luftwaffe bombing, 1940.

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    A famous image of the bombing of London, a Heinkel III bomber over the Thames, taken from another German bomber at 6.48pm on the 7th September 1940

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    heart melting

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    During the Blitz, many children were evacuated out of the cities to safer places in the country, these children here, from East London, seemed to be checking out their curious identification labels.

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    During WWII Plan provided care for up to 1,200 child refugees from Europe in England. The Lea, a mansion in Buckinghamshire, was Plan's last residence for refugee chidlren, closing in 1957.

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    blitz bomb shelter

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    A woman in Clapham (south London) waters vegetables planted on the roof of her Anderson shelter in the garden.

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    A family goes into an Anderson air raid shelter in their garden, 1939. Each person carries a gas mask in a little box.

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    Wartime Britain in Colour - Anderson shelter, 1940

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    Anderson Shelter

    The page cannot be found

    Uploaded by user

    “During the Second World War, Balham was one of many deep tube stations designated for use as a civilian air raid shelter. On 14 October 1940, a bomb fell on the road above the platform tunnels, causing a large craterA No 88 bus travelling in black-out conditions then fell into the crater. At least 66 people in the station were killed.”

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    Balham tube station, London during the blitz WW2

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user