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World War II (1939-1945) Collection (#6)

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

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

Fighter Pilots Scramble
Fighter pilots of No. 601 Squadron RAF (County of London) Squadron running to their Hawker Hurricane aircraft during the Blitz, 9th January 1941

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Groote Kerk

Groote Kerk
A view of the Groote Kerk (Great Church) of St Eusebius, seen from the marketplace in Arnhem, Netherlands, circa 1930. The tower was mostly destroyed during World War II

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

Nikolaikirche
The Nikolaikirche or St. Nicholas Church in Berlin, Germany, circa 1800. It was partially destroyed during World War II, and reconstructed in the 1980s. Engraving by A. H. Payne after A. Carse

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Berlin Stadtschloss

Berlin Stadtschloss
The Stadtschloss or City Palace on the River Spree in Berlin, Germany, circa 1925. It was damaged during World War II, and demolished in 1950

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Huty18462, outdoors, day, street, print, T / GER / BERLIN / ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, background people

Huty18462, outdoors, day, street, print, T / GER / BERLIN / ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, background people
The Nikolaikirche or St. Nicholas Church in Berlin, Germany, circa 1800. It was partially destroyed during World War II, and reconstructed in the 1980s. Engraving by D. Buckle after A. G. Vickers

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: French Evacuees

French Evacuees
French children evacuated from Paris arrive in Gueret, in central France, during World War II, 1940. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Aerial View of Battersea Park Festival Gardens

Aerial View of Battersea Park Festival Gardens
In the 1950s Battersea Park became " The Festival Gardens", opened in celebration of the 1951 Festival of Britain

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Over The Footbridge in Battersea Park, London

Over The Footbridge in Battersea Park, London
A man walking over one of the Bailey Bridges in Battersea Park, London, during the Festival of Britain. In the 1950s Battersea Park became " The Festival Gardens"

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: VE Day In New York; corner of Wall Street and Nassau Street in New York City during

VE Day In New York; corner of Wall Street and Nassau Street in New York City during
The corner of Wall Street and Nassau Street in New York City during the VE Day celebrations, 7th May 1945. Trinity Church looms in the background. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Rear View

Rear View
Firmly clutching some chickens under their arms three land army girls turn their backs on the camera. (Photo by A J O Brien/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: World War 1 Centenary

World War 1 Centenary
London, England - 5th May 2014. Poppies painted on the rotunda next to the First World War memorial in Stockwell South London

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Wellington Barracks

Wellington Barracks
1944: The Royal Military Chapel at the Wellington Barracks, London, which was damaged in an air raid by flying bombs. The bombs fell during the Sunday morning service with substantial loss of life

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

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

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: US Army Flying Fortresses

US Army Flying Fortresses
3rd April 1944: US Army Fortresses fly in tier formation in manoeuvres over south east USA. This is in preparation for joining one of the Allied theatres of war overseas

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Woman cycling by a part of the Berlin Wall

Woman cycling by a part of the Berlin Wall that still stands up. For nearly three decades, the Berlin Wall encircled West Berlin

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Planes Over Paris

Planes Over Paris
British bombers flying over Paris during World War II, circa 1943. At the bottom of the image is Les Invalides, near the south bank of the Seine. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Broken Hohenzollern Bridge

Broken Hohenzollern Bridge
A view from the west side of the River Rhine showing a bomb damaged Hohenzollern Bridge and Cologne Cathedral in the distance. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Photomontage Victory Poster

Photomontage Victory Poster
Photomontage features a squadron of aircraft as it flies in a V formation, which is mirrored on the water below by sunlight from behind battleship, early 1940s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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

Priority
28th August 1939: A car with luggage strapped to its boot carries a sign saying Half a Mo Hitler lets have our holidays first. (Photo by George W. Hales/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Wartime London

Wartime London
May 1941: The interior of Westminster Abbey after a German bombing raid. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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

Lockheed Bomber
circa 1943: A U.S. Navy Lockheed Hudson patrol bomber flies over a mountain range during a long-range mission, World War II. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Flying Formation

Flying Formation
circa 1945: Aerial view of three Army Air Corps Boeing bomber Flying Fortress planes traveling south over the Manhattan skyline, New York City. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Junkers Planes

Junkers Planes
circa 1943: German Junkers 86Ks in action. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Lit By Searchlight

Lit By Searchlight
circa 1940: A searchlight lights up St Pauls Cathedral in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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 imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Building Ablaze

Building Ablaze
1941: Flames shoot out from all floors of the Negretti and Zambra building in Holborn Circus, following a German air raid on London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral
circa 1942: A view of the Cathedral in Exeter after a night of air raids and dive bombing. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Bombed Theatre

Bombed Theatre
October 1963: The bomb damaged Bavarian National Theatre at Munich. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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

Supermarine Spitfire
circa 1940: A Spitfire having its guns tested at a Fighter Squadron Station. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: The Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Elizabeth
1940: The Queen Elizabeth as a troop ship. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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

Bomb Damage
1941: Air raid damage in Coventry. (Photo by M. McNeill/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Happy Times

Happy Times
8th May 1945: A crowded Times Square on Victory in Europe (VE) Day, New York City, New York. (Photo by A. E. French/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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

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

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

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

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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 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: 1940 Firemen signallers Clearing UP

1940 Firemen signallers Clearing UP
1940: Firemen signallers at work amongst the rubble after a daylight bombing raid in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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

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

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

Reconnaissance
September 1941: A Nazi reconnaissance plane, a Focke Wulf 189 or Uhu, has been patrolling over enemy lines during the night

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Sunlit Station

Sunlit Station
March 1945: A group of soldiers bathed in a shaft of light at a London railway station (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Eleven O Clock

Eleven O Clock
3rd September 1939: Crowds looking up at Big Ben as it strikes the eleventh hour, the time of the expiration of Britains ultimatum to Germany. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: American Avenger

American Avenger
1940: Six American Avenger torpedo attack planes begin a dive out of formation, World War II, African Front. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: US Landing

US Landing
14th September 1943: LST boats are loaded with troops and equipment as the US prepares to invade the docks of Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Re-Built City

Re-Built City
10th April 1956: St Pauls cathedral skyline and some of the reconstruction being carried out in London after the war. (Photo by Monty Fresco Jnr/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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 imageWorld War II (1939-1945) 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 imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: B-25 Mitchell

B-25 Mitchell
circa 1940: An American B-25 Mitchell bomber on a bombing run over France. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Sandbag Abbey

Sandbag Abbey
circa 1940: A wall of sandbags in Westminster Abbey to protect against bomb damage. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)



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