What "Keep Calm and Carry On" looks like. London Blitz 1940

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 postman emptying the pillar box the morning after a heavy bombing raid in London. Circa 1940-41.

A postman emptying the pillar box the morning after a heavy bombing raid in London. Circa keep calm and carry on at it's finest moment

London underground during the war, 1941.

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

RAF 'Battle of Britain' Dispersal Hut

RAF 'Battle of Britain' Dispersal Hut British pilots wait for a call to action in a Dispersal Hut or Ready Room during the Battle of Britain

Winston Churchhill was the defining man for his country in his time.

Winston Churchhill was the defining man for his country in his time. True leadership when it counted!

St Paul's during the Blitz.

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British Sailors and their gals just chilling in a fountain on V-E Day London- May 8,1945

British sailors celebrate VE Day with their girlfriends in the fountains at Trafalgar Square. London, England, U. 8 May 1945

"Winston Churchill "

ON THIS DAY: 1940 – In the midst of the Battle of Britain, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered a speech thanking the Royal Air Force, declaring, “Never was so much owed by so many to so few"

Burgsteindorf, Germany, German citizens marched to the local cinema to watch films documenting the horrors of the camps, 30/05/1945. The conquering forces of the British army forced the local population to watch films about the horrors commited by the Nazi government. At the same day, around 4000 residents of the village Burgsteindorf were forced to watch a movie containing scenes from the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald

I found this image interesting as the Allies forced the Germans to watch reverse-propaganda films to try and 're-educate' them.

WWII Fashion-fabric was rationed and women didn't have much time to worry about clothing. Fashions of the day were more simple and borrowed from the boys. In fact, many fashion magazines had tutorials on how to alter men's suits to fit women since the suits weren't getting much use!

Eisenhower jackets: were also a wartime suit style and were based off military jackets. They slightly bloused over the hips and cinched in at the waist with a belt. This jacket was named after Commander Dwight Eisenhower.

WAR TIME PIG CLUBS  Wartime meat rationing increased the need for people to keep animals for food. Groups of neighbours formed Pig Clubs which jointly owned and reared a few pigs. Any kitchen waste which could be saved or collected was fed to the pigs, then when the pigs were ready to butcher, the club members had a share of the pork or bacon produced. The Small Pig Keepers’ Council persuaded local councils to allow people to keep a pig in their back yard.

WAR TIME PIG CLUBS Wartime meat rationing increased the need for people to keep animals for food. Groups of neighbours formed Pig Clubs which jointly owned and reared a few pigs. Any kitchen waste which could be saved or collected was fed to the pigs, then when the pigs were ready to butcher, the club members had a share of the pork or bacon produced. The Small Pig Keepers’ Council persuaded local councils to allow people to keep a pig in their back yard.

Oh my! One rabbit can provide me with 45 lbs of meat AND it's all off the ration? (Another curious find during my modern kitchen work research.)

One of a series of WWII propaganda posters in MoMA's collection encouraging the British home front to raise rabbits at home on a diet of kitchen scraps. Poster designed by Frederick H. Henrion (British, c.

The royal family on VE Day

Princess Elizabeth with Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, King George VI and Princess Margaret on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on VE Day, 1945

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