I have mentioned before how my Mum lived her teenage years in central London, during WW2. I searched online to find some photos about what that was like.
(Credits are shown on the photos where available)
The Tube (Subway) stations were quickly brought into use as air-raid shelters. When the trains were still running, people slept on the platforms. Then once the power was off, more people filled the tracks too.
Once the waves of bombers were no longer arriving every day or night, new threats appeared. The V1 and V2 flying rocket bombs.
This shows people still casually going about their business, as a V1 bomb detonates in the Covent Garden area.
For those of us to young to remember that war, these images are a sobering reminder of what that generation had to tolerate, and how they faced it with fortitude and determination.