My Grandmother used to have to go down into the tube station during ‘The Blitz’, she used to tell me some times they simply slept under the kitchen table.
Londoners taking shelter in the Aldwych tube station during a German raid during the Battle of Britain, 1940
WWII British Sailor Uses Signal Lights on Deck of HMS BATTLER.
SFA-Flight At Dusk.
Using signal lights, a British officer skillfully brings in a Swordfish plane to the flight deck of the H.M.S. Battler escort carrier built in the U.S. and serving in the Royal Navy. A soda fountain and a cafeteria dining hall for 70 officers and 450 men are signs of the Battler’s american birth. She was built and christened at Pascagoula on the Gulf of Mexico, joined there by her British complement.
Credits Line ACME, 5/24/43.
Sir David Stirling, founder of the SAS with Duffle Coat in the Desert.
Lieutenant Basil Beal wearing foul weather gear taken in 1914 on the HMS B1 duffle coat leather gauntlets and heavy sea boots.