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The Imperial War Museum Naval Gallery after being bombed, 31st January 1941.

The Imperial War Museum Naval Gallery after being bombed, January

All hands to the pump: A fireman dampens down flames in a bombed building during the Blitz in London in 1940.

The Second World War, by Cecil Beaton: The film star photographer turned his lens to gritty reality with stunning effect

Beaton, Cecil -- A fireman dampens down the flames after a raid, London, 1940 -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

Trois Engineers préparent une corde pour récupérer des naufragés se tenant sur des épaves flottantes en mer devant Omaha Beach.

Three Engineers prepared a rope to retrieve survivors standing on the wreckage floating in the sea at Omaha Beach.

Hadamar Images

Encyclopedia of Jewish and Israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti-Semitism to Zionism.

A Special Constable carrying a sign reading ‘Raiders Passed’ in the Strand, London, taken in September 1939

“A photograph of a Special Constable carrying a sign reading ‘Raiders Passed’ in the Strand, London, taken in September 1939 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald” (via National Media Museum).

Eleven o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, overheard by a Mass Observation investigator at a newsagent's in central London:

VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

Young London residents celebrate VE Day amidst the ruins of their homes in Battersea - 8 May 1945

George Rodger -- Street canteen with tea for victims of the night air raid, c. 1940

George Rodger -- Street canteen with tea for victims of the night air raid, c.

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