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"The letter", photographed in London by Cecil Beaton (1940) Beaton took many photographs of bombed-out London, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided.

"The letter", photographed in London by Cecil Beaton (1940) Beaton took many photographs of bombed-out London, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided.

Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids

Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids

A wartime kitchen. This lady's name was Mrs Haslet and she lived in London. She was photographed cooking a meal on her gas cooker.

A wartime kitchen. This lady's name was Mrs Haslet and she lived in London. She was photographed cooking a meal on her gas cooker.

9th September 1939: Housewives of Roupell Street, London, painting kerbs white to help night time traffic during WW II. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

9th September 1939: Housewives of Roupell Street, London, painting kerbs white to help night time traffic during WW II. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in 1917. A few months later, on 1 July, 1918, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at the factory blew up. Only 32 bodies could be positively identified

Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in 1917. A few months later, on 1 July, 1918, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at the factory blew up. Only 32 bodies could be positively identified

At harvest time, Harlow Common (1943). Follow link to read Mary's story.The land girls were formed in 1939 to do the jobs on farms for the men gone off to war. This is England .We had the same in the U.S.

At harvest time, Harlow Common (1943). Follow link to read Mary's story.The land girls were formed in 1939 to do the jobs on farms for the men gone off to war. This is England .We had the same in the U.S.

A war-weary French woman pours a British soldier a cup of tea during the fighting following the Allied landings in Normandy. Lisieux, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France. 22 August 1944.

A war-weary French woman pours a British soldier a cup of tea during the fighting following the Allied landings in Normandy. Lisieux, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France. 22 August 1944.

A Red Cross nurse and her soldier groom prepare to walk past a line of Red Cross VAD nurses at their wedding during the First World War

A Red Cross nurse and her soldier groom prepare to walk past a line of Red Cross VAD nurses at their wedding during the First World War

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