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Shelterers at Elephant and Castle Station, along with a stationary train.

Elephant and Castle Underground Station Shelter: An Elephant and Castle platform crowded with shelterers, some resting against the stationary London Transport train.

Airraid 1944

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

Civilians in an air raid shelter in London [1940]

Some of London's Railway arches had now been adopted as public air raid shelters. With the basic provision of beds and toilets, they were more comfortable than many other air raid shelters. But very few shelters were safe from a direct hit.

Londoners sleeping underground in subway for protection during German bombing raids, 1941.

150 years of the London underground – in pictures

Hans Wild, Londoners sleeping underground in Piccadilly tube station for protection during German bombing raids, 1941

London underground

People shelter and sleep on the platform and on the train tracks, in Aldwych Underground Station, London, after sirens sounded to warn of German bombing raids, on October 1940

LIFE IN AN AIR RAID SHELTER, NORTH LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

Women listening to records in a North London air raid shelter 1940

Music hall performers in an air raid shelter, London WWII

WW2 Tweets from 1939 on

London, 1940: One of London's most popular shelters is that which is to be found in a section of the London underground system which has been converted by tearing up the tracks. The advertisements remain pasted on the wall. Hats and coats are hung on nails which have been driven in between the bricks on the wall. People sleep on the platform and on the space whcih was formerly the track, this part stretching for a quarter of a mile.

D One of London's most popular shelters is that which is to be found in a section of the London underground system which has been converted by tearing up the tracks

A wartime Tube carriage interior with the anti-splinter window netting as a protection against bomb blast, 1941.

A wartime Tube carriage interior with the anti-splinter window netting as a protection against bomb blast, Details, details.

London, 1940. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II - News vendor outside Selfridges.

London, Life in London during The Blitz of World War II - News vendor outside Selfridges, Oxford Street

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, June 1940. | 26 Ghostly Images Of World War Two, Blended With The Present

26 Ghostly Images Of World War Two, Blended With The Present

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, June 1940. | 26 Ghostly Images Of World War Two, Blended With The Present

SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

Bill Brandt - Liverpool Street Underground Station in London, used as an Air Raid Shelter

A priest stands in the roofless shell of St. George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, on the corner of St. George’s Road and Lambeth Road in Southwark, South East London. The Cathedral was severely damaged by an incendiary bomb attack in 1942.

A priest, probably Father Dixon, stands in the roofless shell of St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral, on the corner of St George's Road and Lambeth Road in Southwark, South East London. The Cathedral was severely damaged by an incendiary bomb attack in

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