“Basket Jim”, Covent Garden, London 1930.

“Basket Jim”, Covent Garden 1930 [587 x 786]

Old photos of London and the East End Basket Jim”, Covent Garden, London Back in the days when Covent Garden was a fruit and veg market.

Rationing in WW II. England. How greedy wouldn't our later generations sound to an elderly person who's been through this? With today's diets, when we take everything - luxurious food items or not - for granted?

Rationing in WW II. 1 egg a fortnight and 1 onion every 3 weeks? Can you imagine, how small meal times would have been?

V1 rocket lands in London. Toward the end of WWII with Germany losing the war, the Germans fired rockets at London (the first ever rockets). They didn't do much damage but were very frightening since people had never seen them before. Biddy Craft

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

The Blitz, Unexploded Bomb, London 1943. Today's paper, Nov. 4, 2013 talked of another unexploded bomb found in WWII area.

The Blitz, Unexploded Bomb, London 1943[600x700]

The Blitz, Unexploded Bomb, London Today's paper, Nov. 2013 talked of another unexploded bomb found in WWII area.

East Londoners are made homeless during German air raids on London. © Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images

London During The Blitz: East Londoners are made homeless during German air raids on London. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images).

Civilians in an air raid shelter in London [1940]

Some of London's Railway arches had now been adopted as public air raid shelters. With the basic provision of beds and toilets, they were more comfortable than many other air raid shelters. But very few shelters were safe from a direct hit.

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