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An air-raid Warden phoning from a shattered telephone box, London, By George Rodger, 1940

An Air-raid Warden phones from a shattered booth after a bombing raid in London, 1940 (George Rodger)

1941 - Blitz Canteen: Women of the Women's Voluntary Service run a Mobile Canteen in London, England,

Blitz Canteen: Women of the women's voluntary service run a mobile canteen in London, England, 1941 ~

In the shadow of St. Paul’s. The Blitz, London, 1940.   Unattributed

The London Blitz. Still standing after endless German bombings, St. Paul's remained a beacon of hope, miracle and wonder in the dark days of WWII.

Mannequins are blown onto the pavement after a bombing raid on Piccadilly in London during the first phase of the blitz in October 1940. London was bombed for 76 consecutive nights by the Luftwaffe.

London's Piccadilly during the second world war and now – interactive

Mannequins are blown onto the pavement after a bombing raid on Piccadilly in London during the first phase of the blitz in October 1940 - London was bombed for 76 consecutive nights by the Luftwaffe

evacuation children

A policeman makes sure young evacuees are on the correct train out of London for evacuation, (Press Association). I can't imagine having to make the decision to send my child away during this time without me. How heartbreaking!

Wardens doing their best to keep up the Christmas cheer in a bunker beneath a central London cinema Picture: GETTY IMAGES

In pictures: Underground London during the Second World War

In pictures: Underground London during the Second World War - Telegraph Wardens doing their best to keep up the Christmas cheer in a bunker beneath a central London cinema 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.

Holborn Circus ablaze after an air raid, with the statue of Prince Regent in the foreground, 16th April 1941 (b/w photo)

Holborn Circus ablaze after an air raid, with the statue of Prince Regent in the foreground, 16th April 1941 (b/w photo)

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