A woman made homeless by the Blitz receives a hot meal at a welfare centre in Bermondsey, London, in 1940. Photo by Cecil Beaton.

A woman made homeless by the Blitz receives a hot meal at a welfare centre in Bermondsey, London, in 1940. Photo by Cecil Beaton.


A fireman dampens down flames in a bombed building during the Blitz in London in 1940. Photo by Cecil Beaton.
This was one of my favorite pictures in the entire Cecil Beaton: Theater of War exhibit at the IWM. The cigarette makes it. He’s just so not bothered.

A fireman dampens down flames in a bombed building during the Blitz in London in 1940. Photo by Cecil Beaton.

This was one of my favorite pictures in the entire Cecil Beaton: Theater of War exhibit at the IWM. The cigarette makes it. He’s just so not bothered.


Wedding in a church destroyed by the London Blitz

Wedding in a church destroyed by the London Blitz

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maudelynn:

London, during the Blitz, June 1941

maudelynn:

London, during the Blitz, June 1941

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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 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.

itsjohnsen:

A female air-warden carries a little girl after she had been rescued from her bombed home. England, The Second World War. IWM

itsjohnsen:

A female air-warden carries a little girl after she had been rescued from her bombed home. England, The Second World War.
IWM

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maudelynn:

London, during the Blitz, June 1941

Fuck this, I need some tea.

maudelynn:

London, during the Blitz, June 1941

Fuck this, I need some tea.

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A slightly less well-known variation on the famous “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters of the London Blitz.

A slightly less well-known variation on the famous “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters of the London Blitz.

Air Raid Warden poster, ca. 1939-1941.

Air Raid Warden poster, ca. 1939-1941.

London Library after the Blitz. Some 6 million rare books burned down in the fire that raged through the bookmaker’s district near St. Paul’s after an air raid struck it.

London Library after the Blitz. Some 6 million rare books burned down in the fire that raged through the bookmaker’s district near St. Paul’s after an air raid struck it.