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As eary as Jul 1939, British firefighters prepared for war near LondonAdolf Galland in his flying gear with his dog, ‘Schweinebauch’ (Pork Belly), Audembert, France 1940.An aircraft spotter atop a London building, St. PaulBritish pilot Barrie Heath of No. 611 Squadron RAF posing with his Spitfire fighter, 1940
As eary as Jul 1939, British firefighters prepared for war near LondonAdolf Galland in his flying gear with his dog, ‘Schweinebauch’ (Pork Belly), Audembert, France 1940.An aircraft spotter atop a London building, St. Paul's Cathedral in background, early 1940sBritish pilot Barrie Heath of No. 611 Squadron RAF posing with his Spitfire fighter, 1940
Do 17Z bomber over River Thames, England, United Kingdom, Jul-Sep 1940Messerschmitt Bf110 fighter of Zerstörergeschwader 76 heavy fighter squadron over the English Channel, Aug 1940. These were the first fighters with the shark’s mouth that inspired the RAF in Africa and the AVG in China.German Bf 109E fighters in flight over Kent, England, United Kingdom, 1940; note German bomb marked for Churchill being loaded onto a bomber aircraft in France or Belgium, Aug-Sep 1940
Do 17Z bomber over River Thames, England, United Kingdom, Jul-Sep 1940Messerschmitt Bf110 fighter of Zerstörergeschwader 76 heavy fighter squadron over the English Channel, Aug 1940. These were the first fighters with the shark’s mouth that inspired the RAF in Africa and the AVG in China.German Bf 109E fighters in flight over Kent, England, United Kingdom, 1940; note 'Chain Home' radar towers in backgroundGerman bomb marked for Churchill being loaded onto a bomber aircraft in France or Belgium, Aug-Sep 1940
Homeless children in front of their wrecked home, eastern London suburb, Sep 1940German He 111 bomber in flight northbound over Surrey Docks, London, England, United Kingdom at 1700 hours on 7 Sep 1940, photo 1 of 2German He 111 bomber in flight northbound over Surrey Docks, London, England, United Kingdom at 1700 hours on 7 Sep 1940, photo 2 of 2Smoke rising from the Surrey Docks, London, England, United Kingdom, 8 Sep 1940, the morning after the opening night of “The Blitz” bombings as seen from London Bridge. Note Tower Bridge silhouetted against the smoke.
Homeless children in front of their wrecked home, eastern London suburb, Sep 1940German He 111 bomber in flight northbound over Surrey Docks, London, England, United Kingdom at 1700 hours on 7 Sep 1940, photo 1 of 2German He 111 bomber in flight northbound over Surrey Docks, London, England, United Kingdom at 1700 hours on 7 Sep 1940, photo 2 of 2Smoke rising from the Surrey Docks, London, England, United Kingdom, 8 Sep 1940, the morning after the opening night of “The Blitz” bombings as seen from London Bridge. Note Tower Bridge silhouetted against the smoke.
Pattern of condensation trails left by British and German aircraft after a dog fight over Britain, 18 Sep 1940A Dornier Do-17 bomber dropping a string of bombs on London, England, United Kingdom, 20 Sep 1940Gun camera footage from a Spitfire Mk I fighter of No. 609 Squadron RAF, showing its tracer ammunition hitting a German He III aircraft over Filton, Bristol, England, United Kingdom, 25 Sep 1940Formations of German He 111 bombers flying over Britain, seen through the the gun camera of British Pilot Officer J. D. Bisdee
Pattern of condensation trails left by British and German aircraft after a dog fight over Britain, 18 Sep 1940A Dornier Do-17 bomber dropping a string of bombs on London, England, United Kingdom, 20 Sep 1940Gun camera footage from a Spitfire Mk I fighter of No. 609 Squadron RAF, showing its tracer ammunition hitting a German He III aircraft over Filton, Bristol, England, United Kingdom, 25 Sep 1940Formations of German He 111 bombers flying over Britain, seen through the the gun camera of British Pilot Officer J. D. Bisdee's Spitfire fighter of No. 609 Squadron RAF, 26 Sep 1940
A flight of German Do 17 Z bombers of Kampfgeschwader 3 over France or Belgium, possibly en route to Britain, Sep-Oct 1940A flight of German Do 17 Z bombers over France or Belgium, possibly en route to Britain, circa 1940Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, England, United Kingdom, 1940The Record Office in London, England, United Kingdom lit by a large fire, 1940
A flight of German Do 17 Z bombers of Kampfgeschwader 3 over France or Belgium, possibly en route to Britain, Sep-Oct 1940A flight of German Do 17 Z bombers over France or Belgium, possibly en route to Britain, circa 1940Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, England, United Kingdom, 1940The Record Office in London, England, United Kingdom lit by a large fire, 1940

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