Constantly under threat of attack, the London of 1943 was a dangerous place to be. However, this was also a time of social change as more women began to enter the workplace and the capital became more culturally integrated — paving way for the London that we live in today.
Station garden competition, Hammersmith, 1943 Source Old London A bombed out London hospital, 1943 Source Helen Carey Books Oxford Street Source Old London First haircut at a London barber Source Old London Punters lining up to place bets the old fashioned way at White City Stadium Source Old London Twin anti-aircraft guns, Primrose Hill, 27 August 1943 Source Ww2today St Paul's from the Thames, by Charles Cundall, 1943 Source John Constable Winston Churchill with his daughter Mary Source Historical Images A winter's view of London, still full of ruins from 1942's vicious Blitz of bombing Source Ww2 Tweets From 1945 A visit by Chelsea Pensioners to the Tower of London Source Dickie Dover Source Ww2 Tweets From 1945 Clapton FC return to the Old Spotted Dog ground, 1943 Source Old London Home Guard march Source Museumoflondonprints Battersea, December 1943 Source Old London A woman delivers boxes of fish to traders at Billingsgate Market, 10 September 1943 Source Mirrorpix Women in the London Fire Brigade Source London Fire Brigade Frith Street, Soho Source Nika Garrett Mrs Nancy Marchant at work in a sack recovery plant, London, 1943 Source Ww2today Members of the escort trawler, HMS Turquoise, putting up their tree in Harwich, Essex, December 1943 Source Imperial War Museum London A Ministry of Food Domestic Front exhibition, Bethnal Green Road Source Ww2today Mothers protest to demand day nurseries for their children so that they could engage in war work, Hampstead Source Home Front Museum London homes damaged by overnight bombing, May 1943 Source Olde Britain An unexploded bomb Source Historic London
The show must go on Source L'art Imite La Vie.
Last Updated 15 February 2017