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

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Everything is falling apart and the little girl is comforting her baby doll. An English girl comforts her doll in the rubble of her bomb-damaged home in - From Fox Photos/Getty Images

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

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.

Prospect of Whitby: 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.

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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).

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