History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

04 May, 2012

Allied Soldiers Like London and London Likes Them

A nice set of photos from the Ministry of Information capturing some of the non-British Empire troops in London, 1940. They came with the title. 

From the Imperial War Museum.

Czech soldiers walk down a London street. Source

A policeman gives directions to a group of Free French soldiers. Source

Czech soldiers and airmen buy tobacco. Source

Czech soldiers and British civilians peruse book at Camden Town Public Library. Source

Czech soldiers look at a window display at a tobacco shop. Source

Polish soldiers have coffee at a milk bar. Source

Free French soldiers and sailors have a pint. Source

Free French soldiers and sailors buy a copy of the 'France', a French language paper made in Britain. Source

Dutch sailors and a soldier descend into a Tube station on a night out. Source

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