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Sheltering from the Blitz at Aldwych Tube station

The Blitz in London Underground

Londoners seek shelter during WWII in the Aldwych tube station, April 1941.Photograph by Acme News Pictures, Inc. I’m guessing they turned the live rail off (if they even had that then?), but I still wouldn’t much fancy sleeping down between the rails!

 

Cary Grant in army uniform

Cary Grant in army uniform

English: Original studio publicity photo of Cary Grant for the film I Was a Male War Bride (1949). Doesn’t he look dashing in a uniform? He had the mole on his cheek removed the year after this photo was taken. I don’t know whether Cary Grant actually was in the armed forces during the war, […]

 

Photos of Marilyn Monroe on her USO tour in Korea, 1954

Above: Marilyn Monroe receives an escort while in Korea for her USO tour. In February 1954 shortly after marrying Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe took a detour from a trip in Japan to entertain the troops in Korea. She performed ten shows in four days, in front of audiences that totaled more than 100,000 soldiers and […]

 

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

Above: A welder works on the deck of a new ship, Tyneside, 1943 A new exhibition opens at the Imperial War Museum London on 6th September of Cecil Beaton’s war time photography. I have a couple of tickets to give away, just comment below and let me know if you would like them. Which is […]