In 1916, the Dorand Avion de Reconnaissance 1, a two-seater reconnaissance plane, replaced the aging fleet of Farman F.40 pushers. The Dorand AR.1 had back-staggered wings but was equipped with a more powerful engine. French observation squadrons began receiving the new biplane in April 1917. It was soon followed by an improved version, the Dorand AR.2. By the end of World War I, as many as 18 French observation squadrons on the Western and Italian fronts were equipped with ARs.
Hundreds of people, many of whom have lost their homes through bombing, now use the caves in Hastings, a south-east English town as their nightly refuge. Special sections are reserved for games and recreation, and several people have "set up house", bringing their own furniture and sleeping on their own beds. Photo taken on December 12, 1940. (AP Photo)
This smiling girl, dirtied but apparently not injured, was assisted across a London street on October 23, 1940, after she was rescued from the debris of a building damaged by a bomb attack in a German daylight raid. (AP Photo)