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Bombed out mothers and children leave London, 1941.

Photograph, World War Two, Home Front (1939-1945), 1941.

During the London 'Blitz' (September 1940 to May 1941) over 20,000 Londoners were killed and 1.4 million were bombed out of their homes. One in every six people in the capital had no place to live. Many of these people were sent to temporary accommodation in locations outside of the capital.

One of 58 British official photographs depicting scenes from the British Home Front and the Blitz, 1940-1941.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2006-12-102-27


Crown Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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