The Blitz took place 80 years ago, between 1940-41. To mark this devastating spate of bombings across the UK's cities and towns, Ancestry has commissioned 80 works by contemporary artists.
Each piece is inspired by a real-life story from that time, and while some remember ordeals suffered, many others commemorate unexpected good news stories, and even the occasional comical anecdote.
We've selected some of the London-based pieces here:
You can see all 80 artworks — spanning the likes of Belfast, Coventry, Liverpool and Plymouth — here.
Last Updated 03 January 2021