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Milkman doing his rounds in a London street devastated during a German bombing in 1940. Photographer Fred Morley.

A milkman delivering on a London street devastated during a German bombing raid. My Grandfather was a milk man in London at this time.

A child wearing a so-called Mickey Mouse gas mask during World War Two.

A child wearing a so-called Mickey Mouse gas mask during World War Two. We had similar in Israel in the Golf War, only young kids had one with a motor to increase airflow.

American soldier sleeping in a foxhole after a march through rugged mountain, Minturno, Italy, 1944.

American soldier sleeping in a foxhole after a march through rugged mountain terrain, Minturno, Italy,

Despite blackout restrictions, German aircraft only had just to follow the Thames into London. Typically, the first wave of bombers would drop incendiaries, both to maximise damage and further light the sky for their colleagues who were just behind them.

Illustrated history of the Blitz

Bill Brandt - underground bomb shelters of London during the Blitz in 1940

The Elephant and Castle station of London Tube during the air raid. Londoners would use the tube as an air raid shelter if they didn't have one in their garden or one near where they lived - 1940

London readers continue to browse at a bombed-out library, 1940.

London readers continue to browse at a bombed-out library, WWII. Readers browsing through the bomb-damaged library of Holland House, London,

WWII - Civilians sleeping in their make shift bomb bunkers in The London Underground

WWII - Civilians sleeping in the Underground, their make shift bomb bunker inLondon.don't imagine sleeping on an escalator was too comfortable!

A Queue. UK ~ listing of WW2 Rations 1940: Two Adults

The Wartime Kitchen: Living of Rations with Ration Book Cooking – Day Two & Lord Woolton Pie

World War Two Timeline - Treetop Displays - A set of 35 A4 posters showing a timeline of World War Two. Posters show the key events that took place during the time. A visual and informative set that will prove to be an excellent aid for children learning about this topic! Visit our website for more information and for other printable resources by clicking on the provided links. Designed by teachers for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2).

World War 2 Timeline - Treetop Displays - Printable EYFS, classroom displays & primary teaching resources

Postman collecting letters from a postbox in the middle of a bombed out street.

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