Thursday, March 12, 2009

World War 2... London

A view of Big Ben through barbed wire entanglement.
At a London railway station, arriving troops pass by children who are being evacuated to the countryside.
An aircraft spotter on the roof of a building in London with Saint Paul's Cathedral in the background.
The first mass air raid on London, September 7 , 1940, showing the scene in London's dock area as Tower Bridge stands out against a background of smoke and fires
Firefighters at work in a bomb damaged street after a Saturday night raid in 1941.
The London Necropolis Railway Station, a privately owned station in Westminster Bridge Road, after London's biggest night raid of the war.
Daily life in a damaged residential neighborhood.
Three children who have been left homeless by the random bombs of German night raiders, sit outside the wreckage of their home.
A crowded scene in a West End air raid shelter reveals people making the best of the situation including two young men playing the harmonica

Snuggled together, trying to get a good night's sleep in a Southeast air raid shelter.

A double-decker tram silhouetted against the fire storm.
A stately old building completely wrecked after fire bombs and high explosives rained on the capital for many hours. April, 1941. (Photo credits: U.S. National Archives

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