20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II

20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II

Jacob Miller - July 1, 2017

20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
Young school children in gas masks. Histclo
20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
Underground officials were ordered to lock station entrances during raids but by the second week of heavy bombing, the government relented and ordered the stations to be opened. Historic Clothing
20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
Children in the underground receiving medication. In mid-September 1940, about 150,000 people a night slept in the Underground, although by the winter and spring months the numbers had declined to 100,000 or less. Noises of battle were muffled and sleep was easier in the deepest stations but many people were killed from direct hits on stations. Mashable
20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
People would begin lining up to get into the shelters at 4:00 PM. Tickets were issued for bunks in large shelters, to reduce the amount of time spent queuing. Mashable
20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
A young girls sleeps under Christmas decorations and stockings stuffed with treats in 1940. Santa Claus has visited this British home, but World War II means Christmas must be celebrated in a bomb shelter. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS
20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
Committees quickly formed within shelters as informal governments and organizations such as the British Red Cross and the Salvation Army worked to improve conditions. Entertainment included concerts, films, plays and books from local libraries. Pinterest
20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
A little girl holding her doll in the rubble of her bomb damaged home. Getty Images
20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
Children playing with Gas Masks. Tumbler
20 Photographs Depicting British Children During the Blitz of World War II
Child with his stuffed animal in the wreckage. Pinterest

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