A photograph of two fire fighters operating a fire engine, taken in July 1940 by Tovey for the Daily Herald.    Fitted to the back of a fire engine, this powerful hose system could direct water in any direction. The fire services in London were severely tested during the second world war. The Blitz, the German aerial bombing campaign of the capital, began in the late summer of 1940 and saw widespread devastation all over London.

A photograph of two fire fighters operating a fire engine, taken in July 1940 by Tovey for the Daily Herald. Fitted to the back of a fire engine, this powerful hose system could direct water in any direction. The fire services in London were severely tested during the second world war. The Blitz, the German aerial bombing campaign of the capital, began in the late summer of 1940 and saw widespread devastation all over London.

London at War - The Blitz 1940    1940 London after heavy German air raid bombing attacks during the Battle of Britain.

London at War - The Blitz 1940 1940 London after heavy German air raid bombing attacks during the Battle of Britain.

1940 London at War - The Blitz    1940 Scene of London after heavy German air raid bombing attacks during the Battle of Britain.

1940 London at War - The Blitz 1940 Scene of London after heavy German air raid bombing attacks during the Battle of Britain.

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