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.

East End

On Old Montague Street, East End of London, Tony Hall

Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids

Woman feeding stray cats during November 1940 Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids. Battle of Britain collection

Workers with the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry an Airedale, injured during an air raid, into an animal hospital. England, 1940.

Workers with the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry an Airedale, injured during an air raid, into an animal hospital — England, 1940

Old London. @designerwallace

Old Pictures of London 12 - Incredible London

Noor Inayat Khan, one of Winston Churchill's elite Special Operations Executive secret agents.  She was the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France and for three months she single-handedly ran a cell of spies across Paris until she was betrayed and captured.  For ten months she was tortured by the Gestapo desperate for any information about SOE operations, but she stood firm and was eventually executed at Dachau concentration camp on September 13, 1944, aged just 30.

After 65 years in the shadows, the Indian heroine of Churchill's elite SOE spy network is to be recognised with a statue in London

Noor Inayat Khan, the British agent who ran a spy network in Paris. She was tortured by the Gestapo for 10 months for any information about SOE operations, but she stood firm and was eventually executed at Dachau concentration camp on September aged just

"The letter", photographed in London by Cecil Beaton (1940) Beaton took many photographs of bombed-out London, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided.

the letter, 1940 society photographer cecil beaton took many photographs of bombed-out london, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided, © cecil beaton, from london. portrait of a city.

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.

East End Slum 1949

East End Slum, London, December 1949 / Getty Images Gallery

Historical Times | A V-1 flying bomb lands in a street off Drury Lane, London 1944

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

London During The Blitz - Eastender's made homeless photo Fred Ramage

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

Wire-haired fox terrier "Beauty", PDSA (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals) Superintendent Bill Barnet, who was credited with rescuing 63 animals from the ruins of the London Blitz, 1940-'41

Beauty, a wire haired fox terrier, was part of a special squad to locate and rescue trapped animals despite never being trained for a wartime role. She rescued 63 animals overall. Beauty was truly a HERO!

A gardener tending the vegetables growing in a moat at the Tower of London, June 1940.

Dig for victory: vegetable growing during WWII in pics

gardener tending the vegetables growing in a moat at the Tower of London, June 1940

WWII London Blitz

WWII London Blitz

s Cathedral appeared the day after London? This picture was made from the roof of St. The domed building in the background is Old Bailey, famous criminal court.

On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.

Noor Inayat Khan - '© Khan was a wartime British secret agent of Indian descent who was the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France by the Special Operations Executive (SOE). She was arrested and eventually executed by the Gestapo.

Toni Frissel: Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, 1945

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized _Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945 _ Original Photograph by Toni Frissell Colorized by HansLucifer

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