London. Heavy Rescue Squad sent out for a day's work. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II in 1939-40. 1940.
"The silence which had followed the “All Clear” five or ten minutes earlier turned into a horrifying medley of terror and confusion. My mother managed to claw her way through the earth and debris which effectively blocked our only exit to the shelter, and called out that next-door’s house was down – OUR house was down – they’re ALL down."
Libérateurs en terrasse en aout 1944. Paris.
Balloon rigger-the business of balloon rigging was an important part of aerial warfare during World War II. On the Allied side, large, stationary balloons tethered with steel cables were frequently used to prevent or manipulate air attacks. The British were particularly fond of barrage balloons, using thousands to counter German air attacks. At the height of the war, they were an especially common sight in the London skies.
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23rd August 1940: A sailor from a Destroyer holds up the mangled remains of a bicycle found in the wreckage of a cinema after London's first night aid raid of World War II. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
”Leave this to us sonny - You ought to be out of London” 1939 Operation Pied Piper : The evacuation of civilians in Britain during the Second World War was designed to save the population of urban or military areas in the United Kingdom from aerial bombing of cities and military targets such as docks. Civilians, particularly children, were moved to areas thought to be less at risk.