World War II, 24th October 1940, London, England, A steel helmeted PDSA (People's Dispensary For Sick Animals) official, rescues cats from the wreckage of a bombed East London building (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

World War II, October London, England, A steel helmeted PDSA (People's Dispensary For Sick Animals) official, rescues cats from the wreckage of a bombed East London building (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

A woman bids farewell at Paddington Station in 1942 as a train pulls away

From a sweetheart's tears at Paddington to gravestone-jumping street urchins of Glasgow's slums: Striking images of celebrated WWII photographer Bert Hardy

Three women on the way from the factory where they work to church, where they will pray for their servicemen husbands, Battersea, London, June 1944. Original publication: Picture Post 1731 - Three Girls Go To Church To Pray For Their Husbands - Pub. 24th June 1944 ~

Three women on the way from the factory where they work to church, where they will pray for their servicemen husbands, Battersea, London, June Original publication: Picture Post 1731 - Three Girls Go To Church To Pray For Their Husbands - Pub.

Woman feeding stray cats during WW2, November 1940

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

Piccadilly, 1940. | 38 Breathtaking Pictures From The Early Days Of The London Underground

The London Underground in Wartime People sheltering in Piccadilly tube station, London, in 1940 Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Cecil Beaton took many photographs of bombed-out London, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided.  This is 'The Letter', 1940.

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.

London, 1940. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II - News vendor outside Selfridges.

London, Life in London during The Blitz of World War II - News vendor outside Selfridges, Oxford Street

c1940: Girl clerks from a London office, working outside in steel helmets, after being forced outside by bomb damage to their building (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Clerks from a London office in Brodie helmets, after being forced outdoors by bomb damage to their building, 1940 ~ (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images) ~

An RAF Serviceman delivers a dog to Battersea Dogs home, it had been found within the rubble of a bombed out street. WWII

The little-told story of the massive WWII pet cull

The little-told story of the massive WWII pet cull. "It was one of things people had to do - evacuate the children, put up the blackout curtains, kill the cat” Hilda Kean

World War II, 25th October, 1940. A white coated and steel helmeted P.D.S.A. man taking a dog from a wrecked house in the East End of London, after an air raid. Note the cat sitting on the debris. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

A white coated, steel helmeted P. man taking a dog from a wrecked house in the East End of London, after an air raid. Note the cat sitting on the debris. October 1940 (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

World War Two Home Front. A woman delivery boxes full of fish to traders in Billingsgate market, London September 1943

World War Two Home Front. A woman delivery boxes full of fish to traders in Billingsgate market, London September 1943

29th April, 1941, London: Finsbury children are helping in the war by collecting salvage, the ones who collect the most will be presented with a special badge issued by the council.' (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)

April, London: Finsbury children are helping in the war by collecting salvage, the ones who collect the most will be presented with a special badge issued by the council.' (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)

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