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29-30 December, a devastating attack on London created a massive firestorm around St Paul's Cathedral

December, a devastating attack on London created a massive firestorm around St Paul's Cathedral

English schoolboys from London wait at Paddington Station to be evacuated to the countryside during the Blitz as German bombing of the city intensifies. The evacuation of civilians in Britain was designed to save the lives, particularly children, from the risks associated with aerial bombings of cities targeted by the Luftwaffe by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. London, England, U.K. 7 September 1940. Image taken by George Rodger.

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.

WWII - Civilians sleeping in their make shift bomb bunkers in The London Underground

WWII - Civilians sleeping in the Underground, their make shift bomb bunker inLondon.don't imagine sleeping on an escalator was too comfortable!

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

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

Original draft notice from WW2. Registration was required of all men between the ages of 18 to 64. In the massive draft of WW2, 50 million men were registered, 36 million classified, and 10 million inducted.

Original draft notice from Registration was required of all men between the ages of 18 to In the massive draft of 50 million men were registered, 36 million classified, and 10 million inducted.

Bomb shelter in a London Underground station, during The Blitz, WW2

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

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, The aftermath of a German blitz on London, September near the height of the Battle of Britain, "The Illustrated London News"

WWII. Londoners off to their work after large bombing raid of 29 December 1941. The streets still full with fire hoses.

WWII, battle for United Kingdom. Londoners off to their work after large bombing raid of 29 December The streets still full with fire hoses.

Germany bombs London  7-15 September 1940    On 7 September 1940, the Luftwaffe unleashed a merciless bombing campaign against London and Britain's major cities. Instead of breaking morale, however, the raids only galvanised the will of the British people for the rest of the war.    Photo: Winston Churchill inspecting bomb damage in Battersea, South London, 10 September 1940.

WWII: Winston Churchill inspecting bomb damage in Battersea, South London, 10 September (Getty Images)

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