Spires of St. Paul’s Cathedral seen through the archway of a smoldering ruin after a Nazi incendiary bomb attack on the city. London, December 1940

Spires of St. Paul’s Cathedral seen through the archway of a smoldering ruin after a Nazi incendiary bomb attack on the city. London, December 1940

London, 1940: One of London's most popular shelters is that which is to be found in a section of the London underground system which has been converted by tearing up the tracks. The advertisements remain pasted on the wall. Hats and coats are hung on nails which have been driven in between the bricks on the wall. People sleep on the platform and on the space whcih was formerly the track, this part stretching for a quarter of a mile.

London, 1940: One of London's most popular shelters is that which is to be found in a section of the London underground system which has been converted by tearing up the tracks. The advertisements remain pasted on the wall. Hats and coats are hung on nails which have been driven in between the bricks on the wall. People sleep on the platform and on the space whcih was formerly the track, this part stretching for a quarter of a mile.

People asleep on the escalators at Piccadilly Tube Station, London, during an air raid, 1940. | 38 Breathtaking Pictures From The Early Days Of The London Underground

People asleep on the escalators at Piccadilly Tube Station, London, during an air raid, 1940. | 38 Breathtaking Pictures From The Early Days Of The London Underground

In the years 1940 and 1941, the Blitz saw British cities heavily bombed. The main bombing raids on London and other big cities took place be...

In the years 1940 and 1941, the Blitz saw British cities heavily bombed. The main bombing raids on London and other big cities took place be...

British troops clearing up bomb damage in Birkenhead, Cheshire suffered during The Blitz/15 March 1941

British troops clearing up bomb damage in Birkenhead, Cheshire suffered during The Blitz/15 March 1941

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