St. Paul's. WWII-Battle of Britain 1940

Victory: The Battle of Britain “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets; we shall never surrender.” -Winston Churchill, St Paul's Cathedral in background, London Blitz

London, Paddington Station, 1940. School boys with gas masks evacuated by train as bombing raids intensify. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II.

London, Paddington Station, 1940 - school boys being evacuated by train as bombing raids intensified - Life in London during The Blitz of World War II from Inknscroll.

Toni Frissell: Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V-2 bomb hit, London, January 1945

Toni Frissell: Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a bomb hit, London, January 1945 Toni was related to Frasers but her line changed their name to escape Cromwell.

London, Oxford Street, World War II: The Blitz -  boarded up shop fronts are decorated with murals by student artists. 1940

London, Oxford Street, World War II: The Blitz - boarded up shop fronts are decorated with murals by student artists, Photographer George Rodger.

Royal Army engineers sit and drink their tea on the edge of a bomb crater in the middle of London, 21 October 1940.

royal army engineers sit + drink tea on the edge of a bomb crater in the middle of london 21 october 1940

Winston Churchill inspecting bomb damage in the House of Commons debating chamber on May 11, 1941.

Winston Churchill Inspecting Bomb Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Churchill inspecting bomb damage at the House of Commons debating chamber, in the aftermath of a night of Luftwäffe bombing raids on London, 11 May 1941

Children being evacuated out of London during the outbreak of World War II, 1939. William Vandivert

Children being evacuated out of London during the outbreak of World War II, 1939 - William Vandivert

A young woman plays a gramophone in an air raid shelter in north London during 1940.

Women listening to records in a North London air raid shelter 1940

Children pretend to be nurses in the ruins of a bombed London, WWII.

Children pretend to be nurses in the ruins of a bombed London, WWII. Courtesy of the BBC. It's amazing how our little ones act out their thoughts and feeling through play. This must have been such a stressful time for children.

"All night workers of the Rescue Squads welcome tea in the morning." London during The Blitz,1939-40.

London 1940 by George Rodger - All-night workers of the Rescue Squads welcome tea in the morning during the Blitz, WWII

East Londoners are made homeless during German air raids on London. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1940

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

London’s Liverpool Street Station acting as an underground shelter during the Blitz, 1940.

London’s Liverpool Street Station acting as an underground shelter during the Blitz, 1940 // by Bill Brandt

London civilians sleeping in their makeshift bomb bunkers in the Underground.

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

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