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Book - The Blitz
George Rodger
In the early hours of the morning on the 25th of August, 1940, a German plane bombed London for the first time. This raid marked the beginning of the Blitz, which saw the devastation of large areas of London and extensive damage to other parts of England, particularly Coventry. As photographer for "Life" magazine, George Rodger covered the Blitz as it affected the lives of hundreds of ordinary English people. Based in a small flat in Swiss Cottage and reporting to the magazine's offices in Dean Street, Soho, he saw and recorded all aspects of life as the raids escalated: the evacuation of the children;...

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G.B. ENGLAND. Dover. Journalists and photographers checking the...
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G.B. England. London. Whitehall. Westminster. End of a working...
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GB. ENGLAND. London. Young lady models "Utility", blackout and...
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Whitehall, Westminster. Underground telephone exchange.
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Air-raid Warden phones from shattered booth...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Westminster. Oxford Street. Bomb damage...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Heavy Rescue Squad sent out for a day's...
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Heavy Rescue Squad worker exhausted after a night's work.
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. People at entrance of a public shelter...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. East London. West Ham. Rev. Paul Clifford...
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Women volunteers working in a casualty centre. Clothing donated...
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After the night raid, spires of the cathedral can still be seen...
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G.B. ENGLAND. Coventry. Residents gather what they can from the...
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After the night-long raid. 1940.
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G.B. ENGLAND. Coventry. Rescue workers arrive to search through...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. All night workers of the Rescue Squads...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Canteen in public shelter. Life in London...
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Tea canteens are soon set up for the homeless and destitute....
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GB. England. Coventry. 1940. World War II. After a night bomber...
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G.B. London. Westminster. News vendor outside Selfridges. Life...
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G.B. England. London. Picadilly Circus. 1940.
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G.B. England. London. The Blitz. East End evacuation centre....
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GB. London. Westminster. World War II. The Blitz. Downing Street...
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G.B. ENGLAND. Coventry. List of the dead and wounded are posted...
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The morning after a night-long air-raid, a householder finds...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Life in London during the Blitz of World...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. A small chapel was built underneath the...
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First aid room in underground shelter during the Blitz. casualties...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. If air raids were particulary heavy, clients...
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Soho, Westminster. If air raids were particularly heavy, clients...
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GB. ENGLAND. London. If night raids and gunfire was particularly...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Steel helmets were worn by all who could...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Westminster. Paddington Station. Children...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Westminster. Paddington Station. School...
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Westminster. Paddington Station. Children...
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Underground shelter at children's hospital during a raid.
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GB. England. London. Bookshops did a good trade and when shops...
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GB. London. Oxford Street. World War II. The Blitz. An organ-grinder....
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Hyde Park corner, Westminster. A beggar's...
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GB. London. World War II. The Blitz. Oxford Street, Westminster....
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G.B. ENGLAND. London. Westminster. Whitehall. Hitler's Doom effigy...
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