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World War II (1939-1945) Collection

Historic images of events and people during the most destructive war in history

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World War II (1939-1945) Collection: The Blitz World War II (September 1940-May 1941)

The Blitz World War II (September 1940-May 1941) Collection
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Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Wellington Bombers

Wellington Bombers
8th February 1940: A flight of Vickers Wellington long range bombers, used by the Royal Air Force to undertake raids into Germany and elsewhere. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art: War: World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: German King Tiger tank

German King Tiger tank

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Lancaster Bomber

Lancaster Bomber
circa 1945: A Royal Air Force Lancaster Bomber in flight. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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 imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Eyes Of The Fleet

Eyes Of The Fleet
circa 1940: A Blackburn Skua two seat fighter and dive-bomber of the Fleet Air Arm with arrestor hook and wheels lowered, flying over warships of the British Fleet. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Docklands Blazing

Docklands Blazing
1940: The docklands ablaze after the first mass air raid on London. Tower Bridge is in the background. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Supermarine Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire
A Supermarine Spitfire IIa P7350 (foreround), and a Hawker Hurricane IIc LF363 with markings as they appeared in Guy Hamiltons film Battle Of Britain, 1969

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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)

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World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: British Army Airspeed Horsa Glider Force

British Army Airspeed Horsa Glider Force
circa 1944: Four British Army Airspeed Horsa gliders with their tails detached for unloading and a Waco Hadrian glider all safely landed in a field

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Dogs Of War

Dogs Of War
Two Airedale terriers at Lt. Colonel E. H. Richardsons canine training camp in Woking, Surrey, during World War II, 16th October 1939

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: RAF Scramble

RAF Scramble
RAF fighter pilots run for their planes. (Photo by Reg Speller/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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 imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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 imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: St Pauls Bomb Damage

St Pauls Bomb Damage
20th October 1940: St Pauls Cathedral after a direct hit during the blitz in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Civvy Street

Civvy Street
26th January 1946: Egerton Savory, whose progress during World War II was documented by Picture Post, returning home after being demobbed from the army, the day he dreamed of if full of doubts

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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)

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World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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 imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: All Purpose Bomber

All Purpose Bomber
circa 1945: Three United States TBM Avenger bombers soar above clouds over the Pacific, World War II (1939-1945). The TBM, first known as the TBF Avenger

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Air Raid Ruined Buildings

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

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: WW2 pillbox at Cornelian bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

WW2 pillbox at Cornelian bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Old concrete sea defenses on the east coast of England

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Two Gothic windows destroyed by the Blitz in London

Two Gothic windows destroyed by the Blitz in London
These two large and beautiful old stone and Gothic style windows are the remains of the abandoned church of St Dunstan in the East, located in the business district of the city of London, London

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: German Battleship

German Battleship
circa 1939: Admiral Graf Spee seen from the air before she was scuttled in 1939. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Eton Parasquad

Eton Parasquad
31st May 1940: Pupils at Eton College who are members of the 50-strong parasquad making their way to rifle-shooting practice. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Allied Convoy

Allied Convoy
October 1943: The docks at Naples had been rendered useless by Allied bombing but, following clearing work by Allied engineers, the Bay of Naples is now open to convoys

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Bright Sky

Bright Sky
circa 1943: Time-exposure of Anti-aircraft guns in action against V-1 Flying Bombs. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Ruined Interior

Ruined Interior
August 1942: The ruined interior of the New Jerusalem monastery in Istra, Croatia, after a German attack. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Parachutes

Parachutes
6th September 1945: American soldiers watch as men of the 504th Parachute Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division descend on Tempelhof Airport

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Light Beams

Light Beams
An array of army searchlights illuminate the night sky over London, in the hope of spotting enemy aircraft during World War II. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Devastated Tokyo

Devastated Tokyo
An aerial view of the industrial area of Tokyo, flattened by Allied saturation bombing. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: WW II Soldier

WW II Soldier
WW II soldier with a gas mask on his head in front of old abandoned buildings

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: World War II Memorial at dusk

World War II Memorial at dusk
Night view of the World War II Memorial located in the National Mall in Washington DC

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Beach Bunker Ruins

Beach Bunker Ruins
The ruins of a World War 2 beach bunker under an overcast evening sky, situated on the large sand dunes that line the Bamburgh coast in the North East of England

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: ARP Bush-Baby

ARP Bush-Baby
George the bush-baby, or galago, wearing an ARP (Air Raid Precautions) tin helmet as he sits in an enamel mug. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Flying boxcars in formation

Flying boxcars in formation
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Flying boxcars in formation

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: World War II KAOEbelwagen dashboard

World War II KAOEbelwagen dashboard
The dash of a World War II-era German Kubelwagen, made by Volkswagen. The Kubelwagen was the all-purpose vehicles used by Germany, much like the American Jeep

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Attack At The Roer

Attack At The Roer
circa 1945: American troops at the beginning of their offensive across the Roer River, early in the morning of February 23rd, firing an artillery barrage. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Woman Welding

Woman Welding
A welder at work on the initial stages of constructing a military aircraft in an aero factory

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: B17 World War II Bomber Plane

B17 World War II Bomber Plane
The B17 Bomber used by the USA uring World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Blasting The Enemy

Blasting The Enemy
circa 1945: Advancing American forces using explosive charges to attack Japanese entrenched on the crest of a hill. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: WW II aircraft workers having lunch

WW II aircraft workers having lunch
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1940s: WW II aircraft workers having lunch

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Four World War 2 Women Taking A Lunch Break All Wearing Coveralls & 2 Wearing Raised Face

Four World War 2 Women Taking A Lunch Break All Wearing Coveralls & 2 Wearing Raised Face
UNITED STATES - Circa 1940s: Four World War 2 Women Taking A Lunch Break All Wearing Coveralls & 2 Wearing Raised Face Masks One Is Drinking From A Pint Bottle Of Milk Thermos Sandwich

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Women working on WW II aircraft assembly

Women working on WW II aircraft assembly

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: St Pauls Cathedral Memorial

St Pauls Cathedral Memorial
Memorial to the people of London who died in the blitz 1939-1945 outside St Pauls Cathedral, London

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Il Duce (Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini)

Il Duce (Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini)
February 1939: Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini (1883 - 1945), also known as Il Duce. Originally Mussolinis title for himself during World War II, meaning " the chief" in Italian



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