A deserted street in London after an air raid during the 2nd World War, 1940. Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures.

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

A deserted street in London after an air raid during World War II, Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures. 'The Blitz'

Air raid damage, London, 1940: 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)

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)

Child evacuees on their way to the station, Sept 1939. As the evacuees began to settle into their new homes, “the daily press of that period did much to spread the story of the successful venture. Boys and girls who had never seen farm-life before provided good material for the Press photographer. He was able to snap groups of happy children racing down the village lane when the lunch-bell rang, or setting out on a blackberrying expedition...”

Second World War: evacuating London

Child evacuees on their way to the station, Sept 1939. As the evacuees began to settle into their new homes, “the daily press of that period did much to spread the story of the successful venture. Boys and girls who had never seen farm-life before provided good material for the Press photographer. He was able to snap groups of happy children racing down the village lane when the lunch-bell rang, or setting out on a blackberrying expedition...”

World War II, 13th 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

World War II, February 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)

Mothers knitting in an air raid shelter, with a shelf of babies above them. London, 1940

Mothers knitting in an air raid shelter, with a shelf of babies above them. London, 1940

The London Blitz: Londoners make their way through devastated streets following yet another German raid on Dec 31, 1940.

Londoners passing through the ruins of collapsed buildings. The consequences of the raid by German aircraft on London, December 1940


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