Beautiful photograph of Bottallack engine house amidst stormy seas and crashing waves. Cornwall, England. Photo by Peter Hulance Photography.

Beautiful photograph of one of The Crowns Engine Houses, Botallack, amidst stormy seas and crashing waves. Cornwall, England Photo by Peter Hulance Photography.

The debris of St Thomas's Hospital, London, the morning after receiving a direct hit during the Blitz, in front of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. 1940 (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).

Browse In Focus: WWII - 75 Years Since The London Blitz Began latest photos. View images and find out more about In Focus: WWII - 75 Years Since The London Blitz Began at Getty Images.

By 3 June 1940, instead of the 45,000 originally hoped for, 328,000 Allied troops had been taken off the Dunkirk beaches and shipped back to England. This was partly due to the efforts of the Royal Navy and hundreds of civilian ships that had crossed the Channel. It was also due to dogged rearguard actions at Boulogne, Calais and elsewhere, which bought time. The BEF also benefited from Hitler's order on 24 May that his tanks should halt at a time when the German 1st Panzer Division was only…

German soldiers collect abandoned Allied weapons at Dunkirk, 1940

The little ships of Dunkirk, 1940. Operation Dynamo was the largest scale seaborne rescue operation of its time: in the course of nine days, over 300,000 troops were safely evacuated from their position on the beach where they had been forced to retreat by German forces.

'The Little Ships' are towed downriver from Teddington Lock, May, 1940 as part of their involvement in Operation Dynamo to rescue the British forces off the beaches of Dunkirk during WWII, where Michael helped

: St Mary Steps Church, West Street, Exeter, Devon

Staying on the theme of the West Quarter, and the Church of St Mary Steps on West Street vies with St Martin's in the Cathedral Close as E.

Demolition Exeter: Slum Clearance

Demolition Exeter: Slum Clearance

One of London's finest and deepest air raid shelters has just been completed at Liverpool Street underground station The new shelter which has fitted...

One of London's finest and deepest air raid shelters has just been completed at Liverpool Street underground station The new shelter which has fitted.

List of reasons for admission to an insane asylum from the late 1800s | Dangerous Minds

Reasons people admitted to the insane asylums during a 25 year period.

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