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From December 1941 all women aged 18 to 50, except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among the most neglected aspect of WW2.The factories were the target of enemy bombers & their homes were near those factories.They worked long hours, spent nights in air raid shelters & survived under food and fuel rationing conditions.

A famous image of the bombing of London, a Heinkel III bomber over the Thames, taken from another German bomber at 6.48pm on the 7th September 1940

21 November 1940 London Blitz

This is a British World War 2 poster that they would use to encourage kids to eat foods that were in plentiful supply and easy to get under rations. I SOOO want a print to put in my kitchen.

The crew of a No. 83 Squadron Handley Page Hampden exit the aircraft after a successful night's work over Germany, Scampton, 2 October 1940. The Hampden was one of the RAF's trio of pre-war medium bombers (the Wellington & Whitley were the others): liked by its crews, but the 3 foot wide fuselage made it very cramped.

16 November 1940 Coventry blitz

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, UF-N, No 601 Squadron RAF, pilot P/O Juliusz "Topola" Topolnicki, Tangmere, August 1940.

'A book of heroes': Volume of 107 Battle of Britain pilot signatures goes on sale