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

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.

WAVES reading a news article about Victory over Japan (VJ) Day, August 14, 1945 ~

From a sweetheart's tears at Paddington to gravestone-jumping street urchins of Glasgow's slums: Striking images of celebrated WWII photographer Bert Hardy

A woman bids farewell at Paddington Station in 1942 as her child is evacuated during the Blitz - lovely series of photographs taken by Bert Hardy, WW11 photographer


By 1944 V-mail was at it's peak use. Even though over a billion V-mails were sent, they were still outnumbered by real letters and postcards. More on link.

U.K. Two boys engrossed in their comic books, May 17th, 1952.

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 ~

1860 Slaves on a S.C. Plantation