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Background imageHome Front Collection: Gas Masks For Dogs

Gas Masks For Dogs
1939: Three Airedale dogs wearing their special gas masks at a Surrey kennel. They are being trained by Lt Col E. H. Richardson. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Bombed St Thomas Hospital

Bombed St Thomas Hospital
The site of an air raid, which severely damaged St Thomas Hospital, London, May 1941. The Palace of Westminster and Big Ben can be seen across the Thames

Background imageHome Front Collection: Rooftop Rifle Range

Rooftop Rifle Range
18th June 1940: London workers at lunchtime target practice on the roof of their office building. (Photo by Gerry Cranham/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Bombed London

Bombed London
circa 1940: Bomb damage sustained by the City of London. Tower Bridge can be seen in the background. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Barrage Balloon

Barrage Balloon
1st August 1918: A barrage balloon tethered at Queens Club, London, in the background the tents used for housing the balloons. (Photo by A. R. Coster/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Captured Aircraft

Captured Aircraft
9th November 1918: Captured German aircraft at the Lord Mayors show, London. (Photo by A. R. Coster/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Late Evacuees

Late Evacuees
4th July 1940: Three evacuees from Islington, London, make a dash for the train which will take them to the country, during the Second World War. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Testing Aircraft

Testing Aircraft
14th October 1943: A Royal Airforce Mosquito being tested at the de Havilland factory. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Lonesome Jackass

Lonesome Jackass
31st March 1945: A donkey is caught in a cars headlights. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1936 - The Magic Lantern Of A Cars Headlights - pub

Background imageHome Front Collection: Captured Plane

Captured Plane
9th November 1918: On display at the Lord Mayors Show - a German Pfalz plane, shot down near Arras on 17th October 1918. (Photo by A. R. Coster/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Girl Guides

Girl Guides
July 1926: Girl Guides Imperial Camp at Foxlease Park, Brockenhurst, collecting for soldiers who were victims of spinal injuries during the Great War. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Downed Zeppelin

Downed Zeppelin
A German L21 Zeppelin sinks off the coast of Yarmouth, Norfolk, after having been shot down. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Italian high school boys military training

Italian high school boys military training
Italian high school boys practising military drill. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Lit-Up Liberty

Lit-Up Liberty
The Statue of Liberty in New York, lit up for the first time since the attack on Pearl Harbour (Pearl Harbor). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Bath Boy

Bath Boy
A little boy carries a bath to the salvage dump in Chelsea, London. (Photo by David Savill/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Blitz Skyline

Blitz Skyline
circa 1940: London skyline in the blitz silhouetted by the light of fires. (Photo by London Express/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Ex-Drum Horses

Ex-Drum Horses
On the left, the Royal Artillery Drum Horse and on the right the Royal Household Cavalry Drum Horse pulling a harrow on a farm during WW II

Background imageHome Front Collection: RAF Station

RAF Station
circa 1940: Fighters on the ground at Hawkings RAF Station, in Kent. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Air Raid

Air Raid
May 1940: Long exposure taken of coastal defences during a night time air-raid on thes E coast of England. (Photo by Walter Bellamy/London Express/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Dunkirk Boats

Dunkirk Boats
June 1940: A fleet of small motor boats being towed up the Thames after taking part in the BEF (British Expeditionary Forces) Dunkirk rescue. (Photo by Harold Clements/London Express/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: New Fire Engine

New Fire Engine
1940: The latest streamlined fire engine, supplied to Croydon Fire Brigade. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Searchlights

Searchlights
1940: Anti-aircraft searchlights scanning the sky for enemy aircraft. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Houses of Parliament Searchlight

Houses of Parliament Searchlight
1943: A searchlight over the Houses of Parliament, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Sunlight And Soldiers

Sunlight And Soldiers
22nd March 1943: British soldiers carrying their luggage walk along the platform at a railway station in war-time London. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Heart Of London

Heart Of London
1941: A view from the roof of St Pauls Cathedral, which was itself damaged, showing the devastation in the heart of the City of London. The Old Bailey is seen in the centre distance

Background imageHome Front Collection: Saving Petrol

Saving Petrol
circa 1940: An Austin Therm balloon car. The bag on the roof is full of coal gas used to fuel the saloon car thus saving petrol during World War II

Background imageHome Front Collection: London Blitz

London Blitz
1940: Smoke rising behind St.Pauls Cathedral during the Blitz. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Damaged Landmark

Damaged Landmark
circa 1940: The famous dome of St Pauls Cathedral in London surrounded by debris from a World War II German bombing raid. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Air Raid Pattern

Air Raid Pattern
6th September 1940: Interwoven vapour trails over London during an early morning air raid in the Battle of Britain. (Photo by David Savill/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Damaged St Paul s

Damaged St Paul s
20th October 1940: A hole in the roof of St Pauls Cathedral after an air raid. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: At The Ready

At The Ready
August 1939: Pilots scramble for their Hurricane fighters at an RAF station. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: City Traffic

City Traffic
June 1918: Traffic at the Bank of England. Sign on Royal Exchange (right) reads Let London Lead, Buy Your National War Bonds Now. (Photo by V. M. Palmer/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Eat Less Bread

Eat Less Bread
circa 1916: A World War I poster urging civilians to Eat Less Bread. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Push Start

Push Start
15th July 1941: Schoolboys pushing a tractor driven by one of the female undergraduates from Oxford, sent by the Agricultural Research to prepare boys for farming land in place of absent farmers

Background imageHome Front Collection: Gas Mask Squad

Gas Mask Squad
A detachment of soldiers stationed in the Home Counties undergoing revolver training in suburbia

Background imageHome Front Collection: Peace Party

Peace Party
1919: A childrens tea party in an East End Street in London, to celebrate the Treaty of Versailles at the end of the First World War. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Armaments Plant

Armaments Plant
Blast furnaces at the Krupp steelworks in Essen, the chief arms supplier of the German Empire. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Krupp Factory

Krupp Factory
1912: The Krupp steelworks and arms factory in Essen. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Armaments Factory

Armaments Factory
circa 1914: Interior of the moulding works at the Krupp steelworks in Essen, the chief arms supplier of the German Empire. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Spring Time

Spring Time
A land girl vaults over a five barred gate. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Army Transport

Army Transport
Model T Fords destined for military transport await shipment from a US supply station. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Souvenir Hunters

Souvenir Hunters
23rd September 1916: Visitors to a Zeppelin crash site in Essex search for fragments of the debris in a turnip field. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Souvenir Hunters

Souvenir Hunters
23rd September 1916: Visitors to a Zeppelin crash site in Essex crowd around a souvenir merchant who is selling pieces of the fallen craft. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Captured Plane

Captured Plane
November 1915: A German aeroplane is displayed in the Horseguards Parade, London, during a military recruitment event. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Weapon Of War

Weapon Of War
November 1915: Civilians and soldiers inspect a captured German torpedo on display in the Horseguards Parade, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: Services Club

Services Club
March 1916: A notice on the front of the German Athenaeum, shortly after a public demonstration took place outside. The Athenaeum landlords are attempting to evict the members of the Services Club

Background imageHome Front Collection: Loosing Guns

Loosing Guns
October 1915: German field guns captured at Loos on display in London during WW1. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHome Front Collection: West Door

West Door
December 1915: Sandbags at the west door of Amiens Cathedral, France. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)



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