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In the midst of destruction and chaos, a woman finds solace in a simple cup of tea

Background imageRubble Collection: A woman enjoys a cup of tea in the midst of the bomb damage at New Cross after air raids

A woman enjoys a cup of tea in the midst of the bomb damage at New Cross after air raids on London in World War Two June 1944

Background imageRubble Collection: Boys playing outside in Butetown, Cardiff. 18th May 1967

Boys playing outside in Butetown, Cardiff. 18th May 1967

Background imageRubble Collection: Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2

Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, 14 November 1944, with ambulances ready to remove casualties from the scene

Background imageRubble Collection: The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building

The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building bombed by Germany. V1 attack Buckingham Gate, Victoria

Background imageRubble Collection: Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2

Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2
Panoramic view of bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, 18 November 1944. Rubble and debris can be seen on both sides of the road

Background imageRubble Collection: Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2

Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage and a crater in Petherton Road, North London, 2 July 1944. A salvage operation took place, pumping out flooded basements

Background imageRubble Collection: Fulwell Mill

Fulwell Mill
Tower windmill. c1821, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. IoE 391534

Background imageRubble Collection: Al Khazneh (The Treasury), Petra, Jordan

Al Khazneh (The Treasury), Petra, Jordan
This little wonder measures 82 feet (25 meters) wide and 128 feet (39 meters) high. Its an absolute stunner and the first thing you see after walking through the canyon

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2

Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2
Blitz in London -- an ambulance and rescue workers in the Ladywell area of Lewisham, SE13, where houses were demolished by a parachute bomb, 18 September 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in Plymouth -- St Andrews Parish Church, WW2

Blitz in Plymouth -- St Andrews Parish Church, WW2
Blitz in Plymouth -- the smouldering remains of St Andrews Parish Church, bombed and badly damaged in March 1941. The church was restored, and reconsecrated in November 1957

Background imageRubble Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageRubble Collection: GODZILLA. A scene from one of the Godzilla movies

GODZILLA. A scene from one of the Godzilla movies

Background imageRubble Collection: Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941

Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941
Winston Churchill visits bomb-damaged Bristol on 12th April 1941, during World War Two. Date: 12th April 1941

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station

Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station
Whitechapel Fire Station in Whitechapel Road having suffered heavy blast damage following a bombing raid on 8 September 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: WW2 - Chef cooking in a bombed-out street - Blitz, London

WW2 - Chef cooking in a bombed-out street - Blitz, London
WW2 - His restaurant and kitchen destroyed by German bombing, a Chef continues to cook al fresco in a bombed-out street - Blitz, London. Date: circa 1941

Background imageRubble Collection: Three American soldiers at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France, following the Allied liberation of

Three American soldiers at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France, following the Allied liberation of the city, August 1944
WORLD WAR II: PARIS, 1944. Three American soldiers at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France, following the Allied liberation of the city, August 1944

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2

Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2
Blitz in London -- a bus in a bomb crater over an underground station in Balham High Road, SW London, 14 October 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageRubble Collection: NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2

NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2
The aftermath of a V1 flying bomb attack in Winchester Street, Pimlico. NFS firefighters join other rescue workers at the scene

Background imageRubble Collection: King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace

King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth pictured among the rubble at Buckingham Palace following German air raids during the Blitz, September 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, WW2

Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, WW2
Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, with firefighter and hose

Background imageRubble Collection: Scene of devastation after flying bomb attack, WW2

Scene of devastation after flying bomb attack, WW2
A panoramic daytime scene of devastation following a flying bomb attack in London during the latter stages of the Second World War. Rescue workers look for buried casualties

Background imageRubble Collection: Tinsley cooling towers demolition

Tinsley cooling towers demolition
Tinsley cooling towers being demolished. These towers were built in 1938 as part of the Blackburn Meadows power station and stood over 75 metres tall

Background imageRubble Collection: Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria

Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria
Sunset at the Unesco World heritage Site. Before the Syrian conflict started in 2011, more than 150, 000 tourists visited the city of Palmyra every year

Background imageRubble Collection: GODZILLA. A scene from one of the Godzilla movies

GODZILLA. A scene from one of the Godzilla movies

Background imageRubble Collection: The A591 road blocked at Thirlmere by a landslide caused by extreme weather

The A591 road blocked at Thirlmere by a landslide caused by extreme weather
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Background imageRubble Collection: The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03739

The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03739
The Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The interior of a first floor room in The Great Hall at Flowerpot Yard showing bomb damage

Background imageRubble Collection: Gen Wheelers entrenchment at Cawnpore, March 1858 (b / w photo)

Gen Wheelers entrenchment at Cawnpore, March 1858 (b / w photo)
NAM310697 Gen Wheelers entrenchment at Cawnpore, March 1858 (b/w photo) by Beato, Felice (Felix) (1825-c.1908); National Army Museum

Background imageRubble Collection: The Mine in the chutter Munzil exploded by the enemy at the first attack of General

The Mine in the chutter Munzil exploded by the enemy at the first attack of General
NAM310751 The Mine in the chutter Munzil exploded by the enemy at the first attack of General Havelock, Lucknow (b/w photo) by Beato, Felice (Felix) (1825-c.1908); National Army Museum

Background imageRubble Collection: Gateway leading into the Residency, held by Captain Atkinson of the 13th Native Infantry

Gateway leading into the Residency, held by Captain Atkinson of the 13th Native Infantry
NAM310741 Gateway leading into the Residency, held by Captain Atkinson of the 13th Native Infantry (b/w photo) by Beato, Felice (Felix) (1825-c.1908); National Army Museum

Background imageRubble Collection: Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941, 1941

Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941, 1941 (1955). Incendiary bombs which fell on the nights of 10

Background imageRubble Collection: Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2

Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2. Both sides of the entire street were shattered by two bombs. Date: 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: Cloth Hall on fire, Ypres, Belgium, WW1

Cloth Hall on fire, Ypres, Belgium, WW1
The Cloth Hall on fire, Ypres, Belgium, First World War. Date: 1914

Background imageRubble Collection: Ubiquitous bulldozer by G. H. Davis

Ubiquitous bulldozer by G. H. Davis
The ubiquitous bulldozer: a mechanical tool of peace becomes an important weapon during the Second World War. Date: 1944

Background imageRubble Collection: Bomb crater in Minington Road, Leyton, WW2

Bomb crater in Minington Road, Leyton, WW2
A bomb crater in Minington(?) Road, Leyton, East London, during the Second World War, 22 October 1944

Background imageRubble Collection: Verulamium, St Albans

Verulamium, St Albans
Remains of the 3rd largest city and only municipium of Roman Britain. IoE 163467

Background imageRubble Collection: The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03738

The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03738
The Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The south elevation of The Great Hall at Flowerpot Yard showing bomb damage

Background imageRubble Collection: Street fighting in Stalingrad

Street fighting in Stalingrad
Photograph: Street fighting in Stalingrad. A picture from Axis sources shows German soldiers, glad of the shelter of a crater in a Stalingrad street

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2

Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2
Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell. General view showing the fire damage caused by incendiary bombs on 21 February 1944, including the top floor of the Steam Pipe Company. Date: 1944

Background imageRubble Collection: Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy

Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy
A photo-montage re-creation of the dramatic collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy on 14th July 1902 Date: 1902

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London - Clarnico Factory, Hackney Wick, WW2

Blitz in London - Clarnico Factory, Hackney Wick, WW2
Scene of devastation at the Clarnico factory in Carpenters Road, Hackney Wick, East London, following a bombing raid on 24 September 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London - Foreign Street, Camberwell, WW2

Blitz in London - Foreign Street, Camberwell, WW2
Blitz in London - Foreign Street, Camberwell, SE5, a residential property hit by a high explosive bomb on 29 August 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: (1874-1965). Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. English statesman and writer

(1874-1965). Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. English statesman and writer
WINSTON CHURCHILL (1874-1965). Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. English statesman and writer. Prime Minister Churchill inspecting bomb damage in the Battersea area of London, England

Background imageRubble Collection: LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street

LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street
The moment that an unsupported front wall of a building, severely damaged by fire, dramatically collapsed into the street

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2

Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2
Blitz in London -- rescue teams and building workers (not firefighters) searching and making safe houses in Sydney Street, East London, after a bombing raid in the East End

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, WW2

Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, WW2
Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, SE London, suffered extensive bomb damage during the early days of the bombing campaign

Background imageRubble Collection: Earthquake damage in Armenia 1989

Earthquake damage in Armenia 1989
Earthquake damage. A group of US politicians visiting a damaged bread-baking factory in Armenia after the 1988 Spitak earthquake

Background imageRubble Collection: Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz

Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz
One of the men working on debris clearance in London succeeded in wresting a tune from this battered piano - circa late 1940



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In the midst of destruction and chaos, a woman finds solace in a simple cup of tea. As she sits amidst the bomb damage at New Cross after air raids, her resilience shines through. The remnants of buildings serve as a reminder of the horrors endured during World War II. Brampton Road in Bexleyheath bears witness to the devastating impact of bombs. The once bustling street now lies in ruins, its structures reduced to rubble. But even amidst this desolation, hope flickers like a distant flame. Kilgour Road in SE London tells a similar tale - another casualty of war's wrath. Yet within these broken walls lie stories untold; stories of survival and strength that refuse to be silenced by destruction. Fulwell Mill stands tall against all odds, an emblematic symbol rising from the ashes. It serves as a testament to human resilience and determination - proof that even when everything seems lost, there is always room for rebirth. The Blitz ravages London relentlessly, leaving no stone unturned. Ambulance sirens wail through Ladywell in Lewisham as brave souls rush to aid those affected by the bombings. In times of darkness, heroes emerge from unexpected places. St Andrews Parish Church in Plymouth stands defiantly amid the wreckage caused by relentless bombing campaigns during World War II. Its shattered facade echoes tales of loss and despair but also whispers promises of rebuilding and renewal. Al Khazneh (The Treasury) in Petra, Jordan showcases how time can transform ruins into wonders. Carved into rock formations centuries ago, it remains an awe-inspiring testament to mankind's ability to create beauty even amidst chaos. Balham High Road bears scars inflicted by enemy attacks during WWII's Blitz on London. Yet life goes on; people continue their daily routines despite adversity looming overhead like dark clouds ready to burst with devastation. NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack reminds us of the constant threat faced by civilians during wartime.