Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

Black and White - Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home, London, 1940

V1 lands on London

A flying bomb lands in a street off Drury Lane, London 1944 [[MORE]] Tokyo_Yosomono: OK the picture was taken on Fleet st right about 62 Fleet St London, England

Damage to St Paul’s cathedral during the blitz, 1940

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circa 1940: The famous dome of St Paul's Cathedral in London surrounded by debris from a World War II German bombing raid. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Paternoster Square, City of London circa The famous dome of St Paul's Cathedral in London surrounded by debris from a World War II German bombing raids. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

An exterior view from the River Thames. The public house was originally built in 1520 and known as the Devil's Tavern through its association with thieves and smugglers. Its name was changed to the Prospect of Whitby in 1777.

The Prospect of Whitby, London. An exterior view from the River Thames. The public house was originally built in 1520 and known as the Devil's Tavern through its association with thieves and smugglers. Its name was changed to the Prospect of Whitby in

3rd March 1943: A Stirling bomber in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City during 'Wings for Victory' week, in an area cleared of bombed buildings. (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A Stirling bomber in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City during 'Wings for Victory' week, in an area cleared of bombed buildings. March 1943 (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Aerial view: More than 15,000 photographs, including this picture of St Paul's Cathedral in London from March 1921, have been made freely available on the internet for the first time.  www.britainfromabove.org.uk

Lost Britain from above: Thousands of historic aerial photographs - which were almost lost forever - go online for the first time

Woman being rescued from the ruins of her house following a V2 bombing raid, London 1944. George Rodger.

London rescuers carry on a stretcher affected by the explosion of the German rocket in the area of ​​Battersea.

The wreckage of a double-decker bus which was blasted against a house in London during The Blitz. Passengers and driver escaped in time because they responded immediately to air raid sirens. Sept 9, 1940.

London double decker bus rest against a building ruined by a German air raid, Sep Passengers and driver escaped in time because they responded immediately to air raid sirens.

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Elizabeth Tower Seen through the Window of St.Stephen’s,Tavern, Westminster, London. Originally built in St.Stephen’s Tavern is the closest pub to Elizabeth Tower (aka Big Ben).

women firefighters of London, 1916

feuille-d-automne: Les femmes pompiers à Londres , [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol] Через Gallica.

Over 4000 people died during the smog of 1952 in London from breathing difficulties

Strangely, as a kid I loved it when the smog was this thick as it gave me the perfect excuse to be late for school.A man guiding a London bus through thick fog with a flaming torch, 1952

Why Are King's Cross And St Pancras Stations So Close To One Another? - Why not just have one?

A picture postcard of King's Cross in Courtesy of the London Transport Museum collection.

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