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Britain at war | Boy evacuees with gas masks; Second World War: evacuating London

Boy evacuees with gas masks; Second World War: evacuating London

Children in bombed building ~ Bermondsey ~ London ~ 1954 ~ Photograph by Roger Mayne

Children in bombed building ~ Bermondsey ~ London ~ 1954 ~ Photograph by Roger Mayne. Love his photos of post-war Britain. Loads more to take a gander at.

This photo was taken during the Blitz on London. St Paul's Cathedral is seen through the flames and smoke of blazing buildings.

Un-edited photograph. Pauls Cathedral standing tall smack-bang in the middle of the Blitz, That's symbolic if anything ever was.

London Blitz: giant bomb crater in the Strand, 1940.

The Blitz, WWII - Giant bomb crater in the Strand, London 1940

A Spirit-of-the-Blitz milk bar in London, where there had been a dairy until bombing destroyed it.

A Spirit-of-the-Blitz milk bar in London, where there had been a dairy until bombing destroyed it. People calmly set up and continued to feed the hungry amidst the ruins

Children being evacuated from London during the ongoing German bombing, 1940. The children and their parents had no idea where they were going, they would arrive at a destination and the people of that place would pick out a child to take home with them, sometimes they struck lucky and found a kind loving home and sometimes they didn't! Note the name labels around the children's necks

fyeah-history: “ Children being evacuated from London during the ongoing German bombing, 1940 ”

St. Paul's. London. WWII

Victory: The Battle of Britain “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets; we shall never surrender.” -Winston Churchill, St Paul's Cathedral in background, London Blitz