How London was warned
In July, 1917, a new scheme for warning the people of London of impending air raids was adopted. When enemy aircraft were approaching, policemen with a notice warning passers-by to "take cover" went out on bicycles, blowing their whistles to attract attention. When all danger had passed, Boy Scouts went round blowing bugles. Caption and…
WWII Day-By-Day: March 14
14 Mar 40: Alan Turing's first 'Bombe' decipher machine becomes operational at Bletchley Park in England. It will not only play an important role in the outcome of WWII, but it will lead directly to today's modern computing.
The Blitz - Bombing of London
The Blitz was the sustained bombing of Britain by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and 10 May 1941, in the Second World War. While the Blitz hit many towns and cities across the country, it began with the bombing of London for 57 consecutive nights.
“Battle of Britain. Children in an English bomb shelter.” England, 1940-41 From British Information Service/U.S. Office of War Information Thanks to Shorpy Historic Photo Archive - View full size
Unexploded German parachute mine in somebody’s back yard, Liverpool Nov 1940. Look how stoic those old Brits were. "Bomb in the garden, wot? Ah can't be helped, can't be helped. Come in for some tea, won't you?"