Civilians sheltering in Elephant and Castle London Underground Station during an air raid in November 1940.
Auxiliary Fireman Norman Hepple switches on the water to the hose from a trailer pump, somewhere in London during 1940.
A veteran sergeant in the Dorking Home Guard cleans his Tommy gun at the dining room table, before going on parade, 1 December 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.
Cecil Beaton photograph of a British soldier drinking tea next to a Red Cross mobile tea wagon at Calcutta airport in 1944.
A voluntary domestic science course for service women based in the London area, organised by the London District of the Army Education Scheme.
A member of the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) serving with a 3.7-inch anti-aircraft gun battery, December 1942.
Five year old Andrew and three year old Jacqueline say their prayers before settling down to sleep at the house in which they are staying, somewhere in Surrey.
Members of the London Fire Brigade train their hoses on burning buildings in Queen Victoria Street, EC4, after the last and heaviest major raid mounted on the capital during the 'Blitz'.