A young British boy sits reading outside the ruins of a bookshop that suffered Luftwaffe bomb damage during the Blitz. London, England, U.K. 8 October 1940.

A young British boy sits reading outside the ruins of a bookshop that suffered Luftwaffe bomb damage during the Blitz. London, England, U.K. 8 October 1940.

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In December 1939 the second official evacuation scheme started. These children reading the Nipper annual are part of a group leaving for Devon and Christmas in new surroundings.

In December 1939 the second official evacuation scheme started. These children reading the Nipper annual are part of a group leaving for Devon and Christmas in new surroundings.

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