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World War II

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WWII rationing.

Home Front - the civilian war effort - Rationing chart for 1940-1942 showing types of food and amounts allowed

MAY 8 1945 End of the War in Europe – ‘VE Day’ . HM King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret joined by the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London on VE Day.

8 May 1945: End of the War in Europe – ‘VE Day’

"All night workers of the Rescue Squads welcome tea in the morning." London during The Blitz,1939-40.

World War II Enigma Machine.

Battle of Tarawa, November 1943: PFC Newcomb takes a swig from his water bottle as the US Marines storm the beach. He carries a healthy supply of hand grenades and ammo for his M1 Garand rifle.

Making rifles during World War II

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Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist ~

World War II, 24th October 1940, London, England, A steel helmeted PDSA (People's Dispensary For Sick Animals) official, rescues cats from the wreckage of a bombed East London building (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

23rd August 1940: A sailor from a Destroyer holds up the mangled remains of a bicycle found in the wreckage of a cinema after London's first night aid raid of World War II. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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Balikpapan, Borneo. July 1945. Jack Keanne of Stanthorpe, Qld, studies the hills surrounding Balikpapan, through captured giant field glasses which are resting on a wooden crate.

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Mrs. Hale, a British soldier's wife, plays the accordion outside her house for a group of US soldiers. England, 1944.

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World War 2: Survivors from the bombed ship SS Athenia being helped to safety by a soldier. The Athenia was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat a few hours after the start of World War II.

World War 2 In pictures: Athenia survivors - Telegraph

In Britain, vegetables were grown in every available piece of ground during WW2, including the moat at the Tower of London!

Children being evacuated out of London during the outbreak of the war, 1939.

Major J. M. Figott and members of his company of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry kneeling at the graves of Canadian soldiers killed at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Dieppe, France, 1 September 1944.

Seeking to rescue a Marine who was drowning in the surf at Iwo Jima, these six soldiers narrowly missed meeting their own deaths when their amphibian truck was swamped by heavy seas, 11 March 1945. L-R, back row: T/5 L. C. Carter, Jr., Private John Bonner, Jr., Staff Sergeant Charles R. Johnson. L-R, front row: T/5 A. B. Randle, T/5 Homer H. Gaines, and Private Willie Tellie

Once Upon A Time In War

The Duke of Kent, youngest brother of King George VI, was killed in a plane crash during a war mission to Iceland on this day 25th August, 1942. He was the first member of the Royal Family to be killed on active service

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

L/Cpl Paddy McGiven, Sapper Charles Grier and wounded Sapper Dick Robb all from B troop, 1 Para Squadron, Royal Engineers. This picture was taken at 1530hrs on Wednesday the 20th September 1944, in a builders yard near their last position held at the Van Limburg Stirum School in Arnhem.

Children in gas masks, England.

Sgt Jake McNiece of the 101st Airborne Division, ready to drop into Normandy, June 1944.

The crew of HMS Repulse leaving the ship before it sinks after a Japanese air attack.

US troops landing in Northern France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Boy sitting on a sea mine. Kent, England, 1945.