The blitz

London, during the Blitz, June 1941.

A woman drinking tea in the aftermath of a German bombing raid during the London Blitz. 52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

A workman perched atop a shaky chimney,  is chipping away with a hammer. No health and safety then! How did he get up there? London during the Blitz, 1940. http://gerald-pilcher.com

This is the photo that would trigger vertigo in most people! A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, The question is: how did he climb up there?

London During The Blitz - East Enders made homeless. Photo Fred Ramage. @designerwallace

London During The Blitz

London During The Blitz: East Londoners are made homeless during German air raids on London. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images).

London, Paddington Station, 1940. School boys with gas masks evacuated by train as bombing raids intensify. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II.

London, Paddington Station, 1940 - school boys being evacuated by train as bombing raids intensified - Life in London during The Blitz of World War II from Inknscroll.

London's burning: Ruins of a building in the shadow of St Pauls still smoulder a week after the Blitz on the city in December 1940.

Censored for days, this picture was finally published in the Mail. Now, 70 years on, Max Hastings reveals the dramatic story behind THE iconic image of the Blitz

London's burning: Ruins of a building in the shadow of St Paul's still smoulder a week after the Blitz on the city in December 1940

Children, made homeless during The Blitz, have a cuppa. WWII

Children drink tea in the ruins of London. The Blitz, WWII.

December 29, 1940, ­Daily Mail chief photographer ­Herbert Mason takes the most iconic image of WWII, as he was firewatching on the roof of the newspaper’s offices between Fleet Street & the Thames. The Luftwaffe’s blitz on London was at its height: after a brief pause decreed by Hitler on Christmas Day, Goering’s bombers had resumed their almost nightly pounding of the capital. Soon after 6.30pm, an incendiary bomb — one of 29 to fall on & around St Paul’s that night lodged in the timbers

Censored for days, this picture was finally published in the Mail. Now, 70 years on, Max Hastings reveals the dramatic story behind THE iconic image of the Blitz

Symbol in the smoke: Herbert Mason’s iconic photograph of St Paul’s dome emerging from the smoke of raging fires in surrounding streets was taken 70 years ago this week. It happened in London .

Despite being in near ruins thanks to nightly visits from the Luftwaffe, a rare services, like this one here, were still held in the shell of the Coventry Cathedral after its gutting by fire during the Blitz, 1941

UK: Despite being in near ruins thanks to nightly visits from the Luftwaffe, a rare service, like this one, were still held in the shell of the Coventry Cathedral after its gutting by fire during the Blitz, 1944

A British shopkeeper hanging up a sign during the Blitz which reads, “Business as usual Mr. Hitler.” London, England - 1940 ...

A British shopkeeper hanging up a sign during the Blitz which reads, “Business as usual Mr.” London, England - 1940 (Photo by George Rodger) This is EXACTLY why should never be declared a national holiday. BUSINESS AS USUAL, AL QAEDA!

The streets of a ruined London after The Blitz, 1940.

This image shows the streets of London after The Blitz took place in This invasion was a combination of great speed and power, and caused a mass amount of destruction and panic.

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

London double decker bus rest against a building ruined by a German air raid, Sep Passengers and driver escaped in time because they responded immediately to air raid sirens.

Bill Brandt - underground bomb shelters of London during the Blitz in 1940

The Elephant and Castle station of London Tube during the air raid. Londoners would use the tube as an air raid shelter if they didn't have one in their garden or one near where they lived - 1940

Letters from the Blitz: Memoirs of the Second World War

Letters from the Blitz: Memoirs of the Second World War

Wartime Bride Sets Out For Church - Miss Ena Squire-Brown, an international dancer famed for her Dove Dance, leaves her recently bombed home for St. George's Church in Forest Hill, to marry Royal Air Force flying officer J.

A woman in Clapham (south London) waters vegetables planted on the roof of her Anderson shelter in the garden.

A woman in Clapham (south London) waters vegetables planted on the roof of her Anderson shelter in the garden. We spent many a night in ours.

Bombing of London in the Battle of Britain during World War II. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

London bombing 1940 - Amazing photo catching the collapse of a building.

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