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Background imageRaid Collection: Daylight Raid from my Studio Window, July

Daylight Raid from my Studio Window, July
" Daylight Raid from my Studio Window, 7 July 1917. Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941. From 1929 catalogue card:If the screen across the lower part of the window be examined it will be seen that Lady

Background imageRaid Collection: Wings For Victory

Wings For Victory More Savings - More Wings. Poster encouraging Britains to save money, aiding the war effort, specificially in the construction of new Lancaster Bomber aircraft for the RAF

Background imageRaid Collection: B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off from Hornet; Second World

B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off from Hornet; Second World
Photograph showing an American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber taking off from the aircraft carrier Hornet on 18th April 1942

Background imageRaid Collection: King George VI and Winston Churchill, 1940

King George VI and Winston Churchill, 1940
Wartime British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill photographed with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in September 1940 after the Palace had been damaged by German bombs during

Background imageRaid Collection: Gas proof pram, 1938

Gas proof pram, 1938. A resident of Hextable in Kent, invented a gas proof pram in which a baby could be kept safe during an air raid

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- St Bride Street and Farringdon Street, with firefighters at work in a smoky atmosphere and pedestrians walking by

Background imageRaid Collection: WW2 Poster -- Back Them Up

WW2 Poster -- Back Them Up
Back Them Up! Colour photolithograph printed by Fosh and Cross Ltd, published by HMSO. Showing a British Commando raid on a German-held port in Norway. Date: 1940

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station

Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station
Whitechapel Fire Station in Whitechapel Road having suffered heavy blast damage following a bombing raid on 8 September 1940

Background imageRaid Collection: WW2 poster, Back Them Up

WW2 poster, Back Them Up! Showing a British commando raid on a German-held port in Norway. Date: 1940s

Background imageRaid Collection: Damage to Canterbury Cathedral Library, WW2 - Baedeker Blitz

Damage to Canterbury Cathedral Library, WW2 - Baedeker Blitz
" Canterbury under fire" - Damage sustained to the Cathedal LIbrary examined by Dr. Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury, by bombing on the city by German planes of the luftwaffe during WW2

Background imageRaid Collection: NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2

NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2
The aftermath of a V1 flying bomb attack in Winchester Street, Pimlico. NFS firefighters join other rescue workers at the scene

Background imageRaid Collection: WW1 - Zeppelin over the UK illuminated by searchlights

WW1 - Zeppelin over the UK illuminated by searchlights
" Zepp!" WW1 - Zeppelin over the UK illuminated by searchlights Date: circa 1917

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses ablaze following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageRaid Collection: RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2

RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2
RAF Poster, Back Them Up!, showing a raid by Hudson planes of the Coastal Command on German shipping at Aalesund, Norway, during the Second World War, in which eleven ships were hit. 1941

Background imageRaid Collection: Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons - Following raid

Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons - Following raid
Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons, following a police raid: " You can t pin anything on me!" Date: late 1930s

Background imageRaid Collection: Metropolitan Police air raid siren

Metropolitan Police air raid siren
A Metropolitan Police air raid siren, as used in wartime

Background imageRaid Collection: Careless Talk Costs Lives - WWII poster

Careless Talk Costs Lives - WWII poster
Poster warning of the dangers of gossiping and inadvertently giving away national secrets to the enemy during World War Two

Background imageRaid Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany
The Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche) on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin, Germany. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943

Background imageRaid Collection: Air Raid Drills at the Windmill Theatre

Air Raid Drills at the Windmill Theatre
At the Windmill Theatre, London, the showgirls are given a crash course in fire-fighting and first aid. 1940

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross

Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross
Blitz in London -- soldiers using a trolley to remove a land mine on Hungerford Railway Bridge, Charing Cross, on 17 April 1941

Background imageRaid Collection: Winston Churchill and his daughter unite for the war effort

Winston Churchill and his daughter unite for the war effort
Mr. Churchill at a London gun site during a raid:drawing made on the spot. The premier watches his daughter, subaltern Mary Churchill, in the control room

Background imageRaid Collection: Back Them Up - World War Two poster

Back Them Up - World War Two poster
World War Two poster depicting British bombers (they look like the Bristol Beaufort) carrying out a daytime bombing raid on the city of Berlin

Background imageRaid Collection: Harpers Ferry, Wv

Harpers Ferry, Wv
This is where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers merge, in the Blue Mountain region of West Virginia. In 1859 it will be the scene of John Browns ill-fated raid

Background imageRaid Collection: Card commemorating Zeebrugge and Ostend raid, WW1

Card commemorating Zeebrugge and Ostend raid, WW1
Card commemorating British raids on German shipping at Zeebrugge and Ostend, 23 April 1918. Date: 1918

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross

Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross
Blitz in London -- soldiers using a trolley to remove a land mine on Hungerford Railway Bridge, Charing Cross, on 17 April 1941

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses in a smoky atmosphere following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageRaid Collection: Surrey Yeomanry on Struma Valley Front, Salonika, WW1

Surrey Yeomanry on Struma Valley Front, Salonika, WW1
The Surrey Yeomanry on the Struma Valley Front, Salonika 1917-1918. Breaking cover - A Squadron raid on Jenimah. By Frank Algernon Stewart (1877-1945). 1917-1918

Background imageRaid Collection: Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers

Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers
I won t - After a raid on the British lines in Northern France, a Gordon Highlander is being interrogated by German Officers.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageRaid Collection: Evacuation as a National Service - Poster

Evacuation as a National Service - Poster
It Might by You! Caring for Evacuees is a National Service circa 1942

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2

Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2
Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell. General view showing the fire damage caused by incendiary bombs on 21 February 1944, including the top floor of the Steam Pipe Company. Date: 1944

Background imageRaid Collection: Ramsgate tunnels as air raid shelters, WWII

Ramsgate tunnels as air raid shelters, WWII
At a depth of 90 feet below the surface an entrance in Ramsgate leads to long tunnels and chambers carved out of the chalk cliffs

Background imageRaid Collection: City of London handcart with scrap bomb metal, WW2

City of London handcart with scrap bomb metal, WW2
WW2 - City of London Corporation handcart containing scrap metal, including bomb ordinance, Southwark Bridge, London. The cart also contains iron railings and general household metalwork

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- AFS personnel receiving treatment, WW2

Blitz in London -- AFS personnel receiving treatment, WW2
With the Blitz still at its height, Londons firefighters and fire support crews are removed to local hospitals for emergency treatment after receiving injuries fighting the fires started by enemy

Background imageRaid Collection: LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street

LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street
The moment that an unsupported front wall of a building, severely damaged by fire, dramatically collapsed into the street

Background imageRaid Collection: View of City fires from St Pauls Cathedral, WW2

View of City fires from St Pauls Cathedral, WW2
Blitz in London -- view of City fires from St Pauls Cathedral following an air raid

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2

Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2
Blitz in London -- rescue teams and building workers (not firefighters) searching and making safe houses in Sydney Street, East London, after a bombing raid in the East End

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, WW2

Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, WW2
Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, SE London, suffered extensive bomb damage during the early days of the bombing campaign

Background imageRaid Collection: Air Raid Shelter Poster

Air Raid Shelter Poster
Metropolitan Police poster with information on air raid shelters in Brentford, London, during World War I

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2

Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2
Blitz in London -- a large unexploded parachute bomb lying on a pile of timber at Union Road, Rotherhithe, SE London. Date: 1940s

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- pulling debris clear, WW2

Blitz in London -- pulling debris clear, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters pulling debris clear following an air raid. Date: 1940s

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, WW2

Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, WW2
Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, SE London, 12 September 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London -- Saffron Hill, WW2

Blitz in London -- Saffron Hill, WW2
Blitz in London -- men at work in Saffron Hill, City of London, 26 October 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageRaid Collection: Threat of Zeppelin gas-bag or terror - which? 1915

Threat of Zeppelin gas-bag or terror - which? 1915
Cartoon showing Kaisers head on the front of a Zeppelin airship, during World War One. German Zeppelins first successful raid was on the night of 1920 January 1915, in which two Zeppelins

Background imageRaid Collection: Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940

Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940
The bombed out remains of Thurstons Billiard House on Leicester Square during the Blitz on London, WWII. The corner building was hit by a parachute mine at 3:30am on 16th October 1940

Background imageRaid Collection: Blitz in London, ship at Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2

Blitz in London, ship at Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2
A badly damaged cargo ship at the Surrey Commercial Docks complex after being engulfed by the fires caused by heavy bombing raids during the Second World War

Background imageRaid Collection: HMS Daffodil IV

HMS Daffodil IV on her return to the Mersey from Zeebrugge. The Zeebrugge Raid, which took place on 23 April 1918, was an attempt by the British Royal Navy to neutralize the key Belgian port of

Background imageRaid Collection: The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943

The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943
Aerial photograph showing the Mohne Dam and reservoir (top) after the Dambusters raid of 1943. On the 16th May, Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron, led by Guy Gibson



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