London at war

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A deserted street in London after an air raid during World War II, Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures. 'The Blitz' London History, British History, World History, World War Ii, Historia Universal, The Blitz, Air Raid, London Pictures, Battle Of Britain

Blitz Britain: Amazing colour pictures of London under siege from Nazi bombers during World War II

Powerful colour pictures that show the resilience of the British spirit throughout The Blitz have emerged to mark the 70th anniversary of Winston Churchill's 'V for Victory' campaign.

World War II February 1945 London England A Rescue worker holds a cat amidst the devastation and rubble caused by a V-bomb launched by a Nazi raid in Judd Street (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images) World History, World War Ii, History Magazine, The Blitz, War Photography, Battle Of Britain, Nagasaki, British History, American History

London Bombed Photos and Premium High Res Pictures

Browse WWII: London Bombed latest photos. View images and find out more about WWII: London Bombed at Getty Images.

Air raid damage, London, Looking down Tottenham Court Road from the intersection of Oxford Street and New Oxford Street. (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, London History, British History, Uk History, Local History, Family History, London Pictures

Looking down Tottenham Court Road from the intersection of Oxford...

Looking down Tottenham Court Road from the intersection of Oxford Street and New Oxford Street.

The evacuation of civilians in Britain during the Second World War was designed to save civilians in Britain, particularly children, from th. London History, British History, World History, World War Ii, By Any Means Necessary, The Blitz, Black White, Battle Of Britain, Vintage London

Second World War: evacuating London

How children were evacuated to the country as war fears grew.

Great Britain, 1941 London residents out walking after German bombing earlier. World War Two Vintage London, Old London, Blitz London, East London, London History, British History, Luftwaffe, The Blitz, Battle Of Britain

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“The London Blitz: Londoners make their way through devastated streets following yet another German raid on Dec 31, 1940. A New Year’s gift from Goering.” waralbum.ru

"Tower Bridge silhouetted against the fires burning on London’s docks, ignited during German air raid attack on the city", by William Vandivert, September 1940 London History, British History, World History, The Blitz, Magnum, Air Raid, Old London, Vintage London, Blitz London

Tower Bridge silhouetted by fires on Saturday 7th September 1940. This day became known as 'Black Saturday’. The Luftwaffe arrived in the late afternoon during a day of very good weather when many Londoners were on the streets enjoying the sunny weather. The sirens first started at 16.43 at the start of a twelve-hour attack. The ‘all clear’ was sounded at 05.00 on September 8th. In this raid 430 people were killed and over 1600 were seriously wounded.

Women in WWII ~ A young woman plays a gramophone in an air raid shelter in north London during BFD World History, World War Ii, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, The Blitz, Air Raid, Battle Of Britain, North London, British History

LIFE IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER, NORTH LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

D 1631. A young woman places the gramophone needle on a record to bring some light relief to an air raid shelter somewhere in north London. The rest of the shelterers appear to be enjoying her choice of music

London Hotels Insight has uncovered some lovely old photos of the Langham Hotel in London – helping to add colour to the hotel’s interesting past which even saw it survive bombing during the second world war. London Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage London, Old London, Langham Hotel, British Home, The Blitz, As Time Goes By

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The best London hotels have a sense of history which gives them a certain presence and charisma from the first moment you step inside. We have a soft spot for such hotels having already featured the histories of the Savoy, the Milestone Hotel, Brown's, the Goring and the Langham among others, as well as giving a nod to London's superb Art Deco hotels. But it’s the Langham we’re interested in here. The hotel recently sent us some lovely old photos which show how this long-established…

London, Some of London's Railway arches had now been adopted as public air raid shelters. With the basic provision of beds and toilets, they were more comfortable than many other air raid shelters. But very few shelters were safe from a direct hit. Vintage London, Old London, East London, Blitz London, North London, Women In History, World History, World War Ii, London History

LIFE IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER, NORTH LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

D 1631. A young woman places the gramophone needle on a record to bring some light relief to an air raid shelter somewhere in north London. The rest of the shelterers appear to be enjoying her choice of music