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George Rodger - Steel helmets were worn by all who could get them during the Blitz of World War ll,1940

Boy who lost his family in the London blitz (taken by Toni Frissell)

Germany's"mechanized army" began WW2 with a half-million horses. Each infantry division had its own cavalry battalion

This is how the American soldier, [#39/45] Regular and Guardsman, was dressed and equipped at the time of the 1940 mobilization for World War II.

WAVES reading a news article about Victory over Japan (VJ) Day, August 1945 ~

London at War - 1939 Evacuees Evacuees the measures being taken in London to prepare for World War II. September 1939 – The evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II, at the outset of World War II, London and major British cities were evacuated with 1.5 million displacements in the first three days of the official evacuation. The final number of evacuees reached a total of 3.75 million.

Portrait of Goyathlay (One Who Yawns), called Geronimo, Medicine Man, Prophet and Leader, with Medal. Part of Athapascan, Chiricahua and Apache Tribes. Photographer: Delancey W. Gill From the Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of Ethnology: Native American Portrait Photographs, 1907 Collection Care of the Wisconsin Historical Society archives

World War Two: 23rd December 1940, Father Christmas walks the streets of wartime London, The old man has exchanged his civilian red hood for a warlike 'tin hat', but, blitz or no blitz, he is delivering goods this year (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

*Late 1930's - German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.

London during the Blitz. Sleeping on platforms of the London Underground was one of the ways citizens stayed safe while bombs fell on London above ground.