A boy reading in a bombed bookshop, London, 1940

A boy sits amid the ruins of a London bookshop after an air raid on October reading a book titled “The History of London.

A rescue worker comforting a very small child amid air raid damage

A volunteer saves a young baby after a German bombing of London, [[MORE]] Sweetest picture! Soldier comforting a very small child. I just broke down.

London During The Blitz - East Enders made homeless. Photo Fred Ramage.

London During The Blitz: East Londoners are made homeless during German air raids on London. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images).

Cheers in London as the war in Europe comes to an end. VE Day, May 8, 1945. BBC

Fact of the Day- May Victory in Europe (VE Day) Cheers in London as the war in Europe comes to an end. VE Day, May BBC

14th, September, 1940: People with their furniture and belongings in a street in the London area; their damaged homes are in the background (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

WWII September 1940 People in the street with their furniture and belongings in the London area, with their damaged homes in the background. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Damage to St Paul’s cathedral during the blitz, 1940

collectivehistory: “Damage to St Paul’s cathedral during the blitz, 1940 (Source) ”

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

An air-raid warden phones from a shattered booth after a bombing raid. London, 1940.   George Rodger

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

Residents of Coventry salvaging what they can from their destroyed homes the morning after a Luftwaffe bombing - 15 November 1940       Photo by George Rodger

prev pinner note: Residents of Coventry salvaging what they can from their destroyed homes the morning after a Luftwaffe bombing - 15 November 1940 Photo by George Rodger

The Blitz: Much of London was destroyed by the Luftwaffe, which was eventually defeated by "The Few" during the Battle of Britain which was fought over the skies of Britain between 10 July and 31 October 1940

London bombing 1940 - Amazing photo catching the collapse of a building.

9th September 1939: Housewives of Roupell Street, London, painting kerbs white to help night time traffic during WW II. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

September Housewives of Roupell Street, London, painting curbs white to help night time traffic during WW II. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Winston Churchill, inspecting bomb damage in the House of Commons debating chamber on May 11, 1941.

Winston Churchill inspects the ruins of the House of Commons after a German air raid, 1941

A female air-warden carries a little girl after she had been rescued from her bombed home. England, The Second World War.

EVERY DAY HERO. A female air-warden carries a little girl after she had been rescued from her bombed home. England, The Second World War. The terror on this little girl's face breaks my heart!

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