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Bataille au-dessus de Londres après duel entre les avions britanniques et allemands. septembre 1940

Bataille au-dessus de Londres après duel entre les avions britanniques et allemands. septembre 1940

Historical Photos: WW2 Blitz London: Health and safety? He's under the rubble mate!

Historical Photos: WW2 Blitz London: Health and safety? He's under the rubble mate!

Dead Italian soldier clutching a photograph of his child. World War II.

Dead Italian soldier clutching a photograph of his child. World War II.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: "Tuskegee Airmen" 332nd Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn. (Colorized Photo). March 1945.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: "Tuskegee Airmen" 332nd Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn. (Colorized Photo). March 1945.

A little French girl finds three admirers from the ranks of American forces who have made a speedy and successful advance through Normandy, France on June 22, 1944. From left to right,Private Robert D. Furra, Private Willie Johnson and Private C.K. Jones. (AP Photo)

A little French girl finds three admirers from the ranks of American forces who have made a speedy and successful advance through Normandy, France on June 22, 1944. From left to right,Private Robert D. Furra, Private Willie Johnson and Private C.K. Jones. (AP Photo)

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Mobile Communication: WWII. Carrier Pigeons were used by both sides carrying coded messages

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Mobile Communication: WWII. Carrier Pigeons were used by both sides carrying coded messages

Historical Photos: WW2 Blitz London - A view of London's Onslow Square, showing the ablution and mess huts which have been constructed in the road to house the builders of the 'Blitz Repair Squad'. A team of builders who have come to London from various parts of the country to help repair damage caused by V1 flying bombs. The camp was originally intended for use by refugees from Normandy, but is used instead by the building teams, who are billeted in many of the houses around the Square.

Historical Photos: WW2 Blitz London - A view of London's Onslow Square, showing the ablution and mess huts which have been constructed in the road to house the builders of the 'Blitz Repair Squad'. A team of builders who have come to London from various parts of the country to help repair damage caused by V1 flying bombs. The camp was originally intended for use by refugees from Normandy, but is used instead by the building teams, who are billeted in many of the houses around the Square.

Dutch historian Jo Teeuwisse's then-and-now project,  Ghosts of War-–France. The images show World War II photographs of soldiers blended into photos of the same locations in modern day France.

Ghosts of WWII: Photos of Soldiers Seen in the Streets of Modern Day France

Dutch historian Jo Teeuwisse's then-and-now project, Ghosts of War-–France. The images show World War II photographs of soldiers blended into photos of the same locations in modern day France.

Due to rationing in World War II, women painted their legs to look like they had on stockings.

29 Historical Photos - Fun, Amazing and Unbelievable

Due to rationing in World War II, women painted their legs to look like they had on stockings.

Caption:" 1940 WW2, London Docklands. The German bombing of England was more frequent and cities and towns up and down the country were beginning to witness nightly attacks. Here we see Docklands terrace housing area where bombs have completely destroyed a street, total destruction."

Caption:" 1940 WW2, London Docklands. The German bombing of England was more frequent and cities and towns up and down the country were beginning to witness nightly attacks. Here we see Docklands terrace housing area where bombs have completely destroyed a street, total destruction."

Amy Johnson was one of the first women to gain a pilot’s license and won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930.  Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West.  Johnson volunteered to fly for The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in World War II, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.

Amy Johnson was one of the first women to gain a pilot’s license and won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West. Johnson volunteered to fly for The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in World War II, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.