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Toni Frissel - Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, 1945

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized _Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945 _ Original Photograph by Toni Frissell Colorized by HansLucifer

Woman being rescued from the ruins of her house following a V2 bombing raid, London 1944

London rescuers carry on a stretcher affected by the explosion of the German rocket in the area of ​​Battersea.

The ruins of the Crystal Palace, London, after it was burned down - 30 November 1936

The ruins of the Crystal Palace, London, after it was burned down - 30 November Pinned for Mike, director of the Chrystal Palace Band

Spires of St. Paul’s Cathedral seen through the archway of a smoldering ruin after a Nazi incendiary bomb attack on the city. London, December 1940

Hans Wild Spires of St. Paul’s Cathedral seen through the archway of a smoldering ruin after a Nazi incendiary bomb attack on the city. London, December 1940 [From the LIFE magazine Photo Archive]

London 1946  There were very many houses in London in  ruins by the chaos of war. Many adoptable dogs and cats lived. Here, then, the first Lady of animal "Animal Ambulance" in the world was founded.

Workers with the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry an Airedale, injured during an air raid, into an animal hospital — England, 1940

London bombing 1940 - Amazing photo catching the collapse of a building.

London bombing 1940 - Amazing photo catching the collapse of a building.

A Spirit-of-the-Blitz milk bar in London, where there had been a dairy until bombing destroyed it.

Keep calm & carry on: a spirit-of-the-Blitz milk bar in London, where there had been a dairy until a Blitz-bombing raid destroyed it

The astonishing interactive map that shows every bomb dropped on London during The Blitz

The astonishing interactive map that shows every bomb dropped on London during The Blitz

London bombed 71 times over 57 consecutive nights. Site lists location of almost every bomb dropped.

c1940: Girl clerks from a London office, working outside in steel helmets, after being forced outside by bomb damage to their building (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Clerks from a London office in Brodie helmets, after being forced outdoors by bomb damage to their building, 1940 ~ (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images) ~

Holborn Circus ablaze after an air raid, with the statue of Prince Regent in the foreground, 16th April 1941 (b/w photo)

Holborn Circus ablaze after an air raid, with the statue of Prince Regent in the foreground, 16th April 1941 (b/w photo)

Residents of Lambeth Walk, S. London, doing the dance of the same name, 18/9/1940, by way of showing their spirits are still high despite bombs damaging the area.

Enthusiastic residents of London dancing in London, Sept. after bombs damaged the area.

In the shadow of St. Paul’s. The Blitz, London, 1940.   Unattributed

The London Blitz. Still standing after endless German bombings, St. Paul's remained a beacon of hope, miracle and wonder in the dark days of WWII.

1910 - London dockers children

Typical England 1910 - London dockers children, living in rat infested slums, surviving on discarded fish heads and tails from Billingsgate Fish Market. Their Fathers went on strike for a minimum wage of per hour per week)

London Bridge 1890

London Bridge circa Traffic on London Bridge. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images).