Living Shield, Belgium
To discourage the enemy from shooting at them as they invade Belgium, the Germans round up local civilians and force them to go ahead of them as a 'living shield'.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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Old Bill and Co., July 1940
"Bye, Maggie. I've been ordered off to the Front! The Middle East. You know, Clacton-on-Sea." After the Fall of France, many British soldiers had to content themselves with being billeted on the English coast to protect against possible German invasion.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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