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World War II: Photos We Remember

During 1940's Battle of Britain, Luftwaffe bombers tried to destroy British air power ahead of a planned invasion of the UK. When that failed, Hitler resorted to terror attacks on civilians, including the full-scale bombing of London (pictured) and other English towns. The attacks killed tens of thousands of Britons, but "The Blitz" fizzled: the invasion never materialized.

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London, Paddington Station. Children being evacuated by train as bombing raids intensify. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II. 1940.

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British humour World War Two style.

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The London Auxiliary Fire Service fighting a fire near Whitehall road caused by an incendiary bomb. Photograph by William Vandivert. London, 1940.

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1940, Three nurses carry babies cocooned in baby gas respirators down the corridor of a London hospital during a gas drill. Note the carrying handle on the respirator used to carry the baby by the nurse in the foreground.

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Wartime view of the Metropolitan Line platforms at Moorgate station, showing the devastation caused by air raids

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12 January 1941: Soldiers help to clear the debris of Bank Underground Station, the morning after it received a direct hit during the Blitz. Some 111 people were killed in the bombing raid by German aircraft.

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A gas-mask wearing young mother attends to her child's special baby buggy gas protector during a surprise test in Kingston, England ~

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People at entrance of a public shelter watch enemy planes during a daytime raid in London during The Blitz of World War II in 1940. (George Rodger)

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London At War-rescue workers helping pull victim from ruins of a building hit by a V2 rocket during World War II. Photo by George Rodger. 1944

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