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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.

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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.

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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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Like girls from Mars, these “Top Women” at the US Steel’s Gary, Indiana Works clean up at regular intervals around the tops of 12 blast furnaces. The oxygen masks are just a safety precaution, but what they need to worry about is the possible drop to the ground below, c. 1945

Like girls from Mars, these “Top Women” at the US Steel’s Gary, Indiana Works clean up at regular intervals around the tops of 12 blast furnaces. The oxygen masks are just a safety precaution, but what they need to worry about is the possible drop to the ground below, c. 1945

Source / December 28, 2013 / 71

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The rear gunner in his position in a Wellington bomber/Cecil Beaton, c. 1944

The rear gunner in his position in a Wellington bomber/Cecil Beaton, c. 1944

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Trackwomen of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, 1943 

Trackwomen of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, 1943 

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Chippers in a shipyard, 1942

Chippers in a shipyard, 1942

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RAF ground crew service an Airspeed Oxford/Cecil Beaton, c. 1944

RAF ground crew service an Airspeed Oxford/Cecil Beaton, c. 1944

Source / December 28, 2013 / 61

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