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1941: Betty Quinn, 17, the youngest recipient of the George Medal, at the Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. She saved seven people from a bombed air raid shelter while serving as an ARP Warden in Coventry. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

1941 - Betty Quinn, aged is the youngest recipient of the George Medal, at the Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. She saved seven people from a bombed air raid shelter while serving as an ARP Warden in Coventry.

30th September 1939: Air raid warden Judy McCrea puts on some make-up while on duty at Paddington. She is a showgirl at the Windmill Theatre in London. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

September Air raid warden Judy McCrea puts on some make-up while on duty at Paddington. She is a showgirl at the Windmill Theatre in London. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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This way to the Air Raid Shelter ~ London Underground - not my London thank God, but my poor mother and her family (along with thousands of others) had to sleep there.

London Underground - First World War air raid shelter poster, September 1917 by mikeyashworth,

Pinner says: "London Underground - First World War air raid shelter poster, September 1917 by mikeyashworth" Is this really WWI? Or is it actually WWII?

From December 1941 all women aged 18 to 50, except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among the most neglected aspect of WW2.The factories were the target of enemy bombers & their homes were near those factories.They worked long hours, spent nights in air raid shelters & survived under food and fuel rationing conditions.

From December 1941 all women aged 18 to except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among t

Air Raid Warden during WWII.  1943, Los Angeles/Hollywood area.  When the air raid sirens sounded, she walked the neighborhood, making sure people had their lights off.   If any light showed from any window, she had to knock on their door and tell them.

Air Raid Warden during WWII. When the air raid sirens sounded, she walked the neighborhood, making sure people had their lights off. If any light showed from any window, she had to knock on their door and tell them ~

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Air Raid Wardens in Dublin during Location and year unknown.

Flower girl at Victoria Station (1927). Eat your heart out Eliza Doolittle!

Dignified and characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

ARP Warden’s uniform, 1939-45

18th Century, Ww2, Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama

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