The wreckage of a bus, which was blasted against a house in London during The Blitz, 9th September 1940.

The wreckage of a bus, which was blasted against a house in London during The Blitz, 9th September 1940.

Despite blackout restrictions, German aircraft only had just to follow the Thames into London. Typically, the first wave of bombers would drop incendiaries, both to maximise damage and further light the sky for their colleagues who were just behind them.

Illustrated history of the Blitz

Despite blackout restrictions, German aircraft only had just to follow the Thames into London. Typically, the first wave of bombers would drop incendiaries, both to maximise damage and further light the sky for their colleagues who were just behind them.

Noor Inayat Khan, the British agent who ran a spy network in Paris.     For ten months she was tortured by the Gestapo desperate for any information about SOE operations, but she stood firm and was eventually executed at Dachau concentration camp on September 13, 1944, aged just 30.

After 65 years in the shadows, the Indian heroine of Churchill's elite SOE spy network is to be recognised with a statue in London

Noor Inayat Khan, the British agent who ran a spy network in Paris. For ten months she was tortured by the Gestapo desperate for any information about SOE operations, but she stood firm and was eventually executed at Dachau concentration camp on September 13, 1944, aged just 30.

WORLD WAR II: BLITZ, 1940. The aftermath of a German blitz on London, 7-8 September 1940, near the height of the Battle of Britain.

World War II: Blitz, 1940

WORLD WAR II: BLITZ, 1940. The aftermath of a German blitz on London, 7-8 September 1940, near the height of the Battle of Britain.

A policeman makes sure some young evacuees are on the correct train out of London

Michael Aspel among two thousand WW2 children evacuees reunited 70 years later

A policeman makes sure some young evacuees are on the correct train out of London

WWII, Britain. Lines of children at Paddington Station await evacuation from London.

WWII, Britain. Lines of children at Paddington Station await evacuation from London.

Nancy Harkness Love, September 22, 1942. With the approach of World War II, Love recognized the coming need for pilots to ferry aircraft and identified highly qualified women pilots who could perform such duties. In September 1942, the Army Air Corps' Air Transport Command approved the creation of a temporary, civilian women's flying corps, the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), under her direction. She is pictured here leaning against a Fairchild PT-19A. SI-96-15604

Nancy Harkness Love, September 22, 1942. With the approach of World War II, Love recognized the coming need for pilots to ferry aircraft and identified highly qualified women pilots who could perform such duties. In September 1942, the Army Air Corps' Air Transport Command approved the creation of a temporary, civilian women's flying corps, the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), under her direction. She is pictured here leaning against a Fairchild PT-19A. SI-96-15604

The Woodentops..watch with mother.full episode first aired 9th sept 1955...

The Woodentops..watch with mother.full episode first aired 9th sept 1955...

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