Friday, July 26, 2019

16 Vintage Color Photographs Showing Everyday Life in Britain During the Blitz

The bombed site of John Lewis, Oxford Street, London.

 Nelson's column with 'salute the war effort' signs.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London with barrage balloons in the background, seen from Westminster Bridge.

A messenger boy walking past the entrance to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square London.

The bomb damaged areas around St Paul's Cathedral.

Mr George Beckett, a volunteer with the British Home Front, uses a power hammer to forge the handle of a file. 

The Minister for Aircraft Production, the Rt Hon Colonel JJ Llewellyn, MP at his desk.

The Auxiliary Territorial Service at an Anti-aircraft gun site in December 1942

Lunchtime entertainment in a war workers' canteen - a view from the audience.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill with his chiefs of staff in the garden of 10 Downing Street in May 7, 1945.

Two Auxiliary Territorial Service girls operate a mobile power plant on an anti-aircraft gun site at night.

A girl guide and a sea ranger selling saving stamps as part of the War Effort. 

ATS spotter with binoculars at the anti-aircraft command post, with a 3.7 inch anti-aircraft gun in the background. 

A Civil Defence Warden inspects bomb damaged buildings in Holborn, London. 

A London messenger boy walking past a bomb site in London.

Two women weighing and packing bicarbonate of soda at a chemical factory run by the Ministry of Supply. 

(via ITV News) 

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