Англия. Война. Цвет.

После того как нацистская Германия вторглась в Польшу, Великобритания вступила
во Вторую мировую войну, объявив войну Германии в 1939 году.

Несмотря на поражение своих европейских союзников в первый год войны, Британия и ее империя продолжили борьбу против Германии в одиночку. В 1940 году Королевские ВВС победили немецкие Люфтваффе в борьбе за контроль над небом в ходе Битвы за Британию.

Городские районы подверглись сильной бомбардировке. В 1941 году был сформирован Большой союз Великобритании, США и Советского Союза, который возглавил союзников против держав Оси. В конечном итоге были одержаны победы в битве за Атлантику, кампании в Северной Африке и Итальянской кампании. Британские войска сыграли важную роль в высадке в Нормандии в 1944 году и освобождении Европы, достигнутом вместе с союзниками – США, Советским Союзом и другими союзными странами.

Британская армия возглавила кампанию в Бирме против Японии, а британский Тихоокеанский флот сражался с Японией на море.

Британские ученые внесли свой вклад в Манхэттенский проект, который привел к капитуляции Японии.

Эти удивительные цветные фотографии показывают, как выглядела жизнь Великобритании во время Второй мировой войны.

Дисклеймер – подписи под картинками не перевожу, это заняло бы кучу времени. Достаточно понятно, где и когда сделан снимок, а сам тест не столь важен.

Hill street, Richmond in wartime, circa September 1939
London during the Blitz, September 1940
Shot in a Guernsy street soon after the German invasion on June 30, 1940
Bomb damage, September 1940
London Park, 1941
London window shopping, 1941
London, 1941
London, 1941
Colchester, 1942
Mrs. Edgar working on a Rolls Royce aero engine at the factory at Hillington outside Glasgow, 1942
Refugees from Plymouth at Tapeley Park, October 1942
Women painting finished petrol self-sealing tanks, December 1942
A modern rubber tyred tractor imported from the USA used on a farm in Drayton, St. Leonard, Oxfordshire, spring 1943
British Army soldiers, stationed on the island, helping local women and residents pick daffodils during the annual spring harvest of blooms on the island of St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall, March 1943
British war workers take a seaside break on a beach in Cornwall, September 6, 1943
Edinburgh Castle, 1943
Flowers grow on bomb site in Gresham Street, London, July 1943
Kew Gardens, May 1943
Members of the Home Guard on a camouflaged exercise in August 1943
Miss Jane Richardson aiding the war effort by sorting rivets as part of the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service in Rickmansworth, England, October 1943
Mrs Mortimer, wife of the Chairman of Bath Football Club, washing the club’s kits with her husband in their garden in Bath, September 1943
Seaside break, Cornwall, September 1943
Soldiers helping to pick daffodils at St. Mary’s, Scilly Isles, where they were stationed, March 1943
Wartime wedding of Captain W Davies of the Royal Dragoon Guards and Miss Margaret Moore, an ATS officer at West Wickham church in Kent, May 1943
A Land Army girl busy with her Standard Fordson tractor in Oxfordshire, 1944
A Land Girl, one of the Women’s Land Army, lying down with recently hatched chicks at Redlands breeding poultry farm in South Holmwood, Surrey, March 1944
A member of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force picks holly with an American Corporal at an American Airbase during December 1944
A young boy riding a milk cart in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, 1944
Bomb damage, July 1944
Boy scouts, cubs and sea scouts collecting waste paper for salvage at Balderton, Nottinghamshire, 1944
British servicewomen enjoying a ‘garden’ on a bombed-out site in London, 1944
Cambridge Market Square, circa 1944
Cambridge street, 1944
Ducklings being fed while Master Sergeant Wellmaker cleans the guns of a B17-G of the 401st. Bomb Squadron at Bassingbourn Base in Cambridgeshire, 1944
Henley-on-Thames, May 1944
Henley-on-Thames, 1944
Lance Bombardier Jack Grundy of the Royal Artillery embraces his wife Dorothy and children Randall and Gilda at his home in Irby in Cheshire, at the start of seven days leave, April 14, 1944
Land Army girls, 1944
London, 1944
Londoners enjoying a sunny day at Hyde Park, May 1944
Marlow, Buckinghamshire, May 1944
Members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force dancing Polish National dances in traditional Polish costume, being taught by Polish airmen at a RAF base in Lincolnshire, August 1944
Moreton-in-Marsh, May 1944
Moreton-in-Marsh, May 1944
Piccadilly Circus, 1944
Pupils from a primary school out walking, rest beside a river path at Saxon Road, Abingdon, July 1944
RAF personnel relaxing on the river at Stratford-on-Avon, 1944
Royston station, 1944
Stratford-upon-Avon, April 1944
Stratford-upon-Avon, May 1944
Stratford-upon-Avon, April 1944
The family butcher, T.D. Dennis from Ashwell, Hertfordshire, busy on his rounds bringing the weekly ration, about a shilling and tuppence worth a head for about 8 ounces, 1944
Trafalgar Square, 1944
Trafalgar Square, 1944
Two farm hands (Land Army girls) quenching their thirst, 1944
View of swimmers and spectators enjoying the entertainment at the Open Air Swimming Pool Lido on the South Shore in Blackpool, Lancashire during wartime, July 27, 1944
White Swan Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, circa 1944
Workmen attending to their vegetable garden in the shadow of the Albert memorial, April 1944
A good day at the seaside near Dover, St. Margaret’s Cliff, 1945
Flags are out for V-E day celebrations. High Street, Eye, Suffolk, May 1945
Goudhurst, Kent, 1945
Lower Regent street, 1945
Tight squeeze, Croydon, London, 1945
VE Day in Whitehall, May 8, 1945

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