WWII color photo gallery

Landmarks: The view across the River Thames of the House of Parliament in scaffolding in 1941 - WWII color photo gallery
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Landmarks: The view across the River Thames of the House of Parliament in scaffolding in 1941
Wreckage: A construction crew carries out the task of completing the demolition of a site largely destroyed in an air raid - WWII color photo gallery
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Wreckage: A construction crew carries out the task of completing the demolition of a site largely...

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Life goes on: Workers clear the rubble from a building decimated in a heavy German air raid bombing during the Battle of Britain - WWII color photo gallery
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Life goes on: Workers clear the rubble from a building decimated in a heavy German air raid...

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The random nature of the bombing is clearly demonstrated here as a church, right, remains untouched while a vast swathe of buildings close by were reduced to rubble  - WWII color photo gallery
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The random nature of the bombing is clearly demonstrated here as a church, right, remains...

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On the night of October 14 1940, a bomb penetrated the road and exploded in Balham Underground station, killing 68 people. A No 88 bus travelling in black out conditions then fell into the crater.  - WWII color photo gallery
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On the night of October 14 1940, a bomb penetrated the road and exploded in Balham Underground...

Jenna in WWII color photo gallery

Stiff upper lip: A man reads a book while sitting on a park bench as a moored balloon floats in the background. A second one soars into the distance - WWII color photo gallery
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Stiff upper lip: A man reads a book while sitting on a park bench as a moored balloon floats in...

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Preparing for battle: As ground crewmen inspect a Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane in a deserted field outside of London in 1941 pilots discuss their strategy for fighting in the air - WWII color photo gallery
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Preparing for battle: As ground crewmen inspect a Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane in a...

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Ablaze: Fire from a direct hit destroys the inside of this building leaving only a shell - WWII color photo gallery
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Ablaze: Fire from a direct hit destroys the inside of this building leaving only a shell

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High street terror: The incredible destruction of the Blitz is revealed in this image as a double decker bus is plunged into a bombed crater - WWII color photo gallery
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High street terror: The incredible destruction of the Blitz is revealed in this image as a double...

Jenna in WWII color photo gallery

Standing tall: The spire of the Central Criminal Court   better known as the Old Bailey   rises defiantly in a landscape scarred by a heavy German air raid - WWII color photo gallery
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Standing tall: The spire of the Central Criminal Court better known as the Old Bailey rises...