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London In 1943

London In 1943

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
Lyric Theatre
Source Old London
Battersea, December 1943
Source Old London
Oxford Street
Source Old London
Frith Street, Soho
Source Nika Garrett
Source Ww2 Tweets From 1945
A bombed out London hospital, 1943
Source Helen Carey Books
Women in the London Fire Brigade
Source London Fire Brigade
A woman delivers boxes of fish to traders at Billingsgate Market, 10 September 1943
Source Mirrorpix
Home Guard march
Source Museumoflondonprints
A visit by Chelsea Pensioners to the Tower of London
Source Dickie Dover
A winter's view of London, still full of ruins from 1942's vicious Blitz of bombing
Source Ww2 Tweets From 1945
Members of the escort trawler, HMS Turquoise, putting up their tree in Harwich, Essex, December 1943
Source Imperial War Museum London
Winston Churchill with his daughter Mary
Source Historical Images
Mothers protest to demand day nurseries for their children so that they could engage in war work, Hampstead
Source Home Front Museum
A Ministry of Food Domestic Front exhibition, Bethnal Green Road
Source Ww2today
Mrs Nancy Marchant at work in a sack recovery plant, London, 1943
Source Ww2today
St Paul's from the Thames, by Charles Cundall, 1943
Source John Constable
Clapton FC return to the Old Spotted Dog ground, 1943
Source Old London
Twin anti-aircraft guns, Primrose Hill, 27 August 1943
Source Ww2today
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