The Blitz: Much of London was destroyed by the Luftwaffe, which was eventually defeated by "The Few" during the Battle of Britain which was fought over the skies of Britain between 10 July and 31 October 1940
Germany bombs London 7-15 September 1940 On 7 September 1940, the Luftwaffe unleashed a merciless bombing campaign against London and Britain's major cities. Instead of breaking morale, however, the raids only galvanised the will of the British people for the rest of the war. Photo: Winston Churchill inspecting bomb damage in Battersea, South London, 10 September 1940.
World War II, 13th February 1945, London, England, A Rescue worker holds a cat amidst the devastation and rubble caused by a V-bomb launched by a Nazi raid in Judd Street (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
A London Bus Driver feeds cats who live in wrecked houses. When the call of "meat, meat" is heard in one of London's bombed areas, graceful shapes slink out of the shadow of deserted houses and gather round Arthur Heelas, a London Bus Driver. Bombed out himself and his daughter injured in a raid, Mr Heelas takes pity on some of the many London cats who refuse to leave their bombed homes even when their owners have evacuated to safer areas.