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Photo by Toni Frissell. London 1945. “I was told he had come back from playing and found his house a shambles—his mother, father and brother dead under the rubble…he was looking up at the sky, his face an expression of both confusion and defiance. The defiance made him look like a young Winston Churchill. This photograph was used by IBM to publicize a show in London. The boy grew up to become a truck driver after the war, and walking past the IBM offices, he recognized his picture.”
Credit: Sgt. Karen M. Hermiston / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-211880
Chinese-Canadian soldiers from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, who served with the South East Asia Command (SEAC), awaiting repatriation to Canada, No.1 Repatriation Depot (Canadian Army Miscellaneous Units), at Tweedsmuir Camp, Thursley, England, 27 November 1945. (Front row, L-R): Lance-Corporal C. Lum, Corporal R.W.J. Lee, Company Sergeant-Major D. Sung, Sergeants C. Hoy and M. Chiu. (Rear row, L-R): Lance-Corporal D. Yo, Corporal Y.M. Wong, Corporal C.P. Wong, Sergeant H.B.D. Lee, Lance-Corporal R.W. Yeastings.
Children of an suburb of London, who have been made homeless by the random bombs of Nazi night raiders, wait outside the wreckage of what was their home, September 1940. Read the article: Operation Pied Piper: The Evacuation of English Children During World War II By Dwight Jon Zimmerman - December 31, 2011
First Group of Trainees at Canadian Infantry Basic Training Camp 60 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia “B” Company, October 1940 Lt. S. J. Thompson (left) Lt. K. F. Smith (right)
Sad farewell: Child evacuees board a aboard a train as it leaves London, where they are handed refreshments Read the article:
Sandhurst Road School in Catford, South London 12.30 pm, Wednesday, 20 January 1943 A little girl aged around seven skipped merrily by herself. When she heard the roar of an engine overhead, she stopped and waved, assuming the swooping plane was an RAF bomber. The pilot waved back and she turned her sweet little face upwards in a smile. Read more:
“Santa Claus (Leading Aircraftman Fred Fazan from London) hands out presents to Dutch children at Volkel, 13 December 1944. Members of No 122 Wing had saved their sweet ration for weeks, and contributed enough money to give the children their first proper Christmas party. It was noted by the photographer that this year Santa was afraid of Messerschmitts, so he decided to come by RAF Tempest!” Source: