The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Performed by Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane is the story of her mother, Lisa Jura, a young piano prodigy who escaped from Vienna to London on the Kindertransport.
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A milkman delivering on a London street devastated during a German bombing raid. My Grandfather was a milk man in London at this time.

WWII Wedding - love this picture.  I would love to think they lived until an old, old age together...

Love during WarTime. these determined Brit's are getting married in the bombed out St Bartholomew’s Church in the London Borough of Newham during the Blitz, circa 1941

A British shopkeeper hanging up a sign during the Blitz which reads, “Business as usual Mr. Hitler.”  London, England - 1940  (Photo by George Rodger)

A British shopkeeper hanging up a sign during the Blitz which reads, “Business as usual Mr.” London, England - 1940 (Photo by George Rodger) This is EXACTLY why should never be declared a national holiday. BUSINESS AS USUAL, AL QAEDA!

Luftschlacht um England or the Battle of England was carried by the Germans during the summer ant autumn months of 1940; it was thought to be an adaptation of the Blitzkrieg elaborated on continental Europe to suit to that island nation. It has been stopped suddenly by Hitler; the 5:1 ratio of German against  British airmen killed was indeed a very high price paid by the Luftwaffe.

Illustrated history of the Blitz

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

London 1940 by George Rodger - All-night workers of the Rescue Squads welcome tea in the morning during the Blitz, WWII

When Britain really DID keep calm and carry on: Fed up with the way people whinge at every little set-back? A cache of lost propaganda films magically evokes a very different era

When Britain really DID keep calm and carry on: Fed up with the way people whinge at every little set-back? A cache of lost propaganda films magically evokes a very different era

Danger unexploded bomb

1948 London at War - Unexploded Bombs London 1948 area closed off due to recently discovered lb. German bomb, which was dropped in 1941 (during WWII), shortly before it was defused.

St Paul's during the Blitz.

Browse In Focus: WWII - 75 Years Since The London Blitz Began latest photos. View images and find out more about In Focus: WWII - 75 Years Since The London Blitz Began at Getty Images.

London Blitz WWII

A rescue worker holds a disheveled cat taken from the ruins of a bombed London…

A nice cup of tea helps during the London Blitz, June 1941.

52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever. A woman drinking tea in the aftermath of a German bombing raid during the London Blitz.

In 1938, nine months before the official beginning of WWII, England opened its borders to around 10,000 children - mostly Jewish - who were fleeing the Nazi regime. The children were sent, without their parents, out of Austria, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia in a process that became known as Kindertransport. At a time when most Jewish families were prevented from traveling abroad by lack of funds or stringent visa controls, this program was a miracle.

In nine months before the official beginning of WWII, England opened its borders to children - mostly Jewish - who were fleeing the Nazi regime out of Austria, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia.

Kindertransport: A rescue mission began in 1938 of 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland transported to the UK.  Often, they were the only members of their family to survive the Holocaust.  Documentary and Book:  Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport - Wikipedia - IMDB

A rescue mission began in 1938 of predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland transported to the UK. Often, they were the only members of their family to survive the Holocaust.

London Blitz ---Emergency

Photo by Jalai Abbas. A wall crumbles down after having been set on fire, presumably by the IRA, Belfast, Northern Ireland,

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