A priest stands in the roofless shell of St. George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, on the corner of St. George’s Road and Lambeth Road in Southwark, South East London. The Cathedral was severely damaged by an incendiary bomb attack in 1942.
English nurses clear debris from one of the wards in St. Peter’s Hospital in the aftermath of a German bombing during the Blitz. Four hospitals were among the buildings hit in one night by German bombs during a full scale attack on the British capital. Stepney, East London, England, U.K. 19 April 1941.
Londoners wearing government issued gas masks. As far as I have been able to gather, there were no major gas attacks on London during the Blitz, but the fear and paranoia about gas, especially in a post-WWI world, was very real and prevalent. It seems that after the Blitz, though, people bothered less and less with masks.
A young victim of the London Blitz, 1940 Eileen Dunne, aged three, sits in bed with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, after being injured during an air raid on London in September 1940.