These photos of children living through the Blitz in London kind of speak for themselves. I just wanted to share.
Battersea incident, England, January 1945–girl among the ruins, British flag overhead. Corresponds to V2 rocket bombing of Battersea, in London, of 27 January 1945: 17 people killed, 20 houses destroyed, dozens more houses damaged.
Homeless and orphaned children settle down to sleep in the air raid shelter at John Keble Church, Mill Hill, London during the Blitz in 1940. Homeless and/or orphaned children settle down to sleep on camp beds in the air raid shelter at John Keble Church. A basket in the centre of the photograph probably contains a small baby, also made homeless by the Blitz. 1940
Girl in bunk bed in subway tunnel shelter, woman kneeling next to her.
Children of an eastern suburb of London, who have been made homeless by the random bombs of the Nazi night raiders, waiting outside the wreckage of what was their home. New York Times Paris Bureau Collection.
West End London Air Raid Shelter”
Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, England. 1945
1940s vintage exhibition print of Cecil Beaton photograph MH 26395. Eileen Dunne, aged three, sits in bed with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, after being injured during an air raid on London in September 1940.
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