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Sikh recruits practicing with their bayonets at a Frontier Constabulary Training Post, India 1944/Cecil Beaton

Sikh recruits practicing with their bayonets at a Frontier Constabulary Training Post, India 1944/Cecil Beaton

Source / December 30, 2013 / 57

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A welder of the Tyneside Shipyards, 1943

A welder of the Tyneside Shipyards, 1943

Source / December 30, 2013 / 46

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A Gurkha carrying a wounded comrade during the Arakan Campaign, January 1943-May 1945/Cecil Beaton

A Gurkha carrying a wounded comrade during the Arakan Campaign, January 1943-May 1945/Cecil Beaton

Source / December 29, 2013 / 41

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An RAF bomber crew being debriefed by the squadron intelligence officer on their return from a night raid over Germany, 1941/Cecil Beaton

An RAF bomber crew being debriefed by the squadron intelligence officer on their return from a night raid over Germany, 1941/Cecil Beaton

Source / December 29, 2013 / 92

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The portrait of a Trans-Jordan Arab Legionnaire, 1942/Cecil Beaton

The portrait of a Trans-Jordan Arab Legionnaire, 1942/Cecil Beaton

Source / December 29, 2013 / 120

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73-years-ago today, this was the view of the western bell towers of St. Paul’s Cathedral after a heavy German incendiary raid on London, 29 December 1940, during the Blitz.

73-years-ago today, this was the view of the western bell towers of St. Paul’s Cathedral after a heavy German incendiary raid on London, 29 December 1940, during the Blitz.

Source / December 29, 2013 / 257

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Three-year-old Eileen Dunne with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children after surviving a German air raid on London, September 1940.

Three-year-old Eileen Dunne with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children after surviving a German air raid on London, September 1940.

Source / December 29, 2013 / 634

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British soldiers share a light, c. 1943

British soldiers share a light, c. 1943

Source / December 28, 2013 / 137

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