Embracing the make do and mend mindset. Ladies mend their tights in the park during WWII.

Dancing Ballet Ballet girls sitting in a park mending their shoes and their tights. (Photo by Myron Davis/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

The mail always gets through! Postman during the London blitz 1940

collective-history: “A British Postman on his rounds, London Blitz 1940 ”

BEFORE TWITTER In July, 1917, a new scheme for warning the people of London of impending air raids was adopted. When enemy aircraft were approaching, policemen with a notice warning passers-by to “take cover”

The Bicycle. In July, a new scheme for warning the people of London of impending air raids was adopted. When enemy aircraft were approaching, policemen with a notice warning passers-by to “take cover”

14th, September, 1940: People in the street with their furniture and belongings in a street in the London area, with their damaged homes in the background (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

WWII September 1940 People in the street with their furniture and belongings in the London area, with their damaged homes in the background. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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"Leave Hitler to Me Sonny" ~ WWII UK poster to encourage evacuation of children from London.

Tea Time in the Underground during the Blitz, London.

Tea Time in the Underground during the Blitz, London. (Is this for real, history friends? Nothing gets in the way of tea time.

"Britain and France at War with Germany" --World War II

invading Poland, both Great Britain and France declare war on Germany

“Battle of Britain. Children in an English bomb shelter.” - England, 1940-41  From British Information Service/U.S. Office of War Information

World War II: Battle of Britain - Children in an English bomb shelter, England, This is a truly remarkable photo some people did not even have bomb shelters

Unexploded German parachute mine in somebody’s back yard, Liverpool Nov 1940. Look how stoic those old Brits were. "Bomb in the garden, wot? Ah can't be helped, can't be helped. Come in for some tea, won't you?"

Unexploded German parachute mine in somebody’s back yard, Liverpool Nov 1940

The Blitz: Much of London was destroyed by the Luftwaffe, which was eventually defeated by "The Few" during the Battle of Britain which was fought over the skies of Britain between 10 July and 31 October 1940

London bombing 1940 - Amazing photo catching the collapse of a building.

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British WWII Home Front Poster : Lend a hand with the potato harvest - at a farming holiday camp

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)

23 August 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)

British children huddled in a makeshift air raid shelter as they endure attacks from Hitler’s air force, 1940

World War II: Battle of Britain - Children in an English bomb shelter, England, This is a truly remarkable photo some people did not even have bomb shelters

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