The streets of a ruined London after The Blitz, 1940. #WW2 #world war #britain

The streets of a ruined London after The Blitz, 1940. #WW2 #world war #britain

1940 London at War - London Bus    1940 - Wreckage of bus leaning into huge crater in front of bombed out buildings, a result of German aerial blitz attacks during the Battle of Britain.

1940 London at War - London Bus 1940 - Wreckage of bus leaning into huge crater in front of bombed out buildings, a result of German aerial blitz attacks during the Battle of Britain.

London streets after heavy bombing attacks during the battle of Britain in 1940.

London streets after heavy bombing attacks during the battle of Britain in 1940.

1940 London at War - Rescue Workers    London 1940 Rescue workers using ladder to check for survivors amid the destruction wrought by German bombs during regular German air attacks against the city.

1940 London at War - Rescue Workers London 1940 Rescue workers using ladder to check for survivors amid the destruction wrought by German bombs during regular German air attacks against the city.

William Vandivert—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.  A London building ablaze during the Blitz, 1940.

William Vandivert—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. A London building ablaze during the Blitz, 1940.

12th May 1941: Buildings devastated during air raids near the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in the City. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

12th May 1941: Buildings devastated during air raids near the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in the City. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

WWII London Blitz. September 1940 - May 1941 the German Luftwaffe mercilessly bombed Britain's civilians. 40,000 were killed, more than half of them in London.

WWII London Blitz. September 1940 - May 1941 the German Luftwaffe mercilessly bombed Britain's civilians. 40,000 were killed, more than half of them in London.

London's burning: Ruins of a building in the shadow of St Pauls still smoulder a week after the Blitz on the city in December 1940.

London's burning: Ruins of a building in the shadow of St Pauls still smoulder a week after the Blitz on the city in December 1940.

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