70 лет назад Лондон тоже был совсем не таким, как сегодня. Давайте вспомним тех, благодаря кому сегодня мы живем в спокойствии и мире. С Днем Победы, друзья!
Milkman at work after a German raid, London, 9 October 1940. (Photo by Fred Morley)
Winston Churchill inspecting bomb damage in the House of Commons debating chamber on May 11, 1941.
“Battle of Britain. Children in an English bomb shelter.” – England, 1940-41 From British Information Service/U.S. Office of War Information
The Tower Bridge silhouetted against the fires on London’s docks, ignited during a German air raid, 1940. William Vandivert
Women of steel working during wartime, November 27, 1942
A postman emptying the pillar box the morning after a heavy bombing raid in London. Circa 1940-41
A 16-year-old Princess Elizabeth registers for war service under the Ministry of Labour’s Youth Registration Scheme, 25th April 1942.
The royal family during WWII. During the war, the Queen’s (center) seemingly indomitable spirit provided moral support to the British public. In recognition of her role as a propaganda tool, Adolf Hitler described her as “the most dangerous woman in Europe”
London, Paddington Station, 1940
London During The Blitz – East Enders made homeless. Photo Fred Ramage.
In Britain vegetables were grown in every available piece of ground during WW2 including the moat at the Tower of London!
1943 London at War – Allotments 1943 – London’s residents cultivating vegetable garden in bombed ruins.
In the shadow of St Paul’s, London.
Southend, Essex, 1941
Kid goats protected by sandbags during World War Two, London Zoo, March 1941
1940: A little girl holding her doll in the rubble of her bomb damaged home. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Defiance in the face of the Luftwaffe: A householder, already bombed out, flies the Union Jack in London, September 1940. In this particular case, a raid has ripped the flag in two, but the message is clear.
Manchester Christmas Blitz 1940 by Greater Manchester Police
Child evacuees on their way to the station, Sept 1939
1940. U.K. A boy sits amid the ruins of a London bookshop following an air raid on October 8, 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)
England, 1940’s. An old man knitting to help the war effort during World War2.
A female air-warden carries a little girl after she had been rescued from her bombed home. England, The Second World War.
Toni Frissell: Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V-2 bomb hit, London, January 1945
London during the Blitz. Sleeping on platforms of the London Underground was one of the ways citizens stayed safe while bombs fell on London above ground.
London Blitz: giant bomb crater in the Strand, 1940.
1940: Back in England, one of the British soldiers that continue to return in their thousands from Northern France, belies any mood of defeat with some high spirited piping on a train
The aftermath of a German blitz on London, 7-8 September 1940, near the height of the Battle of Britain.
The wreckage of a bus, which was blasted against a house in London during The Blitz, 9th September 1940.
8th March 1945: One of the last V-2 rockets fell on Farringdon Market, a fish, poultry, and meat supply area in the city of London, on the 8th March 1945. Three hundred and eighty people died, and many more were injured.
A rescue worker holds a disheveled cat taken from the ruins of a bombed London House, Feb. 14, 1941 following an air raid on the British capital. London Blitz WWII
Winston Churchill is mobbed by the excited crowds as he made his triumphant ride to the Houses of Parliament after his victory speech which was relayed to the thousands in Whitehall on V.E. Day.VE DAY IN LONDON, 8 MAY 1945.
VE DAY IN LONDON, 8 MAY 1945. Two small girls waving their flags in the rubble of Battersea, snapped by an anonymous American photographer.
Интервью с британским фотографом Джеймсом Хиллом >>>
Да, я был военным фотографом долго. И моя семья вся связана с войной. Но мой отец никогда об этом со мной не говорил. Конечно, солдат и фотограф на войне занимаются совсем разными вещами. Но видим мы там одно и то же.