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  • Percy Balemans

    Keep calm and carry on drinking tea... A woman drinks tea, 1940, in the aftermath of a German bombing raid during the London Blitz

  • Sonya Reece

    Drinking tea in London during the Blitz, June 1941.... a TRUE Brit NEVER misses their tea time ;)

  • Rhiannon Maria

    52 Powerful Photos Of Women Throughout History: #30 A woman drinking tea in the aftermath of a German bombing raid during the London Blitz. [1940]

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